This weeks chill mix is provided by a dear friend and colleague Daz Pearson. Daz runs our globally successful radio shows with host Ian Dillon, but he’s also an accomplished DJ himself.
It was with UK house brand FunkDelux he confirmed his first residency in Jan 2009, being fortunate enough to play and host events in the UK and Europe. With gigs across the UK, Ibiza and beyond, Daz honed his open minded, infectious sound playing alongside the best DJs in the world. Over time to very quickly became involved with more of the behind the scenes activities, and promoted and DJed for some huge global brands including his main inspiration – Global Underground.
His Deeply Rooted mix series focused his passion for unearthing great music from across many genres and had something of a cult following from fans and DJs alike. I first met Daz when he booked me and a mate to DJ a back room for Ben Nicky’s first club night – Lifeline at Bristol O2 arena, and from that time we stayed in contact.
A few years later came a turning point for Daz, when he took the opportunity to join the DJ roster of Musicology, a brand originating from Australia alongside a whole host of international DJs. It was here a strong musical bond was formed with Owner/Director Damion Pell, months later the concept for This is Progressive (now Decoded Magazine) was born, helping to spread the ethos of Rooted Deeply on a much wider and global scale alongside a team with just a strong passion and mind-set as his own. The rest, as they say is history….
This mix very much encapsulates Daz’s unending love for quality music. From the dulcet tones of Bedrocks’ seminal Beautiful Strange through to the deep house vibes of David August’s revision of Stimming and on to Anjunadeep favourite Cubicolor (remixing Radiohead) and trip hop king, Nightmare on Wax. This is a sonic journey into the mind of a very gifted, incredibly humble DJ with bags of experience and exactly the right tunes at the right time. Daz is an artist, and I know you’ll going to enjoy this ride.
01// Crossover – Phostographt w/ Bedrock – Beautiful Strange (Bedrock’s Ambient Beats)
02// Undercatt – Gemini
03// GusGus – Airwaves (Marten Sundberg Mix) w/ Caribou – Odessa
04// Stimming – Der Schmelz (David August Revision)
05// The XX – Fiction (Maya Jane Coles Remix)
06// Partial Arts – Taifa
07// Vermont – Majestat (DJ Tennis Edit)
08// Francesca Lombardo – Sofiel
09// Radiohead – Reckoner (Cubicolor Remix)
10// Anton Dhouran – Mirage w/ Maribou State – Wallflower
11// Joris Voorn – Dust (Nightmares On Wax Remix)
12// Weval – Thinking Of
13// Bedrock – Beautiful Strange (Bedrock’s Ambient Beats)