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Diplo always says good things when introducing the guests for his BBC Radio 1 show, but last night’s opening words for French DJ/producer Tchami was more like a declaration:
“He looks set to bring future house to the masses in 2015 … If you haven’t heard of him, you’re gonna hear from him now on. Promise.”
For those who haven’t heard of him and don’t want to wait for Mr. Mad Decent’s prediction to come true, we’ll break it down for you.
Tchami is one of the leading figures in “future house” — a forward-thinking and soulful style that, as Diplo put it, “is kinda the dopest music out there right now.” Ironically, the term itself started out as a joke, as the Parisian revealed during a recent interview with Stoney Roads. The phrase caught on though, and so has Tchami’s distinctive sound.
The Frenchman’s breakout came in summer 2013 with the release of his remix of Janet Jackson’s classic, “Go Deep.” The track was then followed by a debut EP on Fool’s Gold Records and a string of impressive releases, including an original titled “Untrue” and remixes of Martin Garrix, A Tribe Called Quest, AlunaGeorge, and Mercer. His most recent offering, a soulful rework of Oliver $ & Jimi Jules’ “Pushing On,” has received nearly two million SoundCloud plays and peaked at #10 on DJcity.
Tchami has also performed at some of the world’s biggest festivals this year, including EDC Las Vegas, TomorrowWorld, and most recently HARD Day of the Dead.
Which brings us to last night’s mix for “Diplo and Friends.” While Tchami’s one-hour session was built around the style he’s become known for, the sound wasn’t limited to future house and included occasional tempo changes. With creative selection and plenty of new music, it’s safe to say one of the most anticipated mixes of the year lived up to the hype.
Tensnake & Jacques Lu Cont ft. Jamie Lidell – Feel of Love – Boys Noize & Djedjotronic Remix
Jimmy Edgar ft. DJ Rashad – Walk Show
Krimson – Hotshot
Destructo ft. Problem – Dare You 2 Move
Doug English – Hood Life
Dougie F & DJ Fire – Back Up On It (Jasmine) – Samisoni Remix
Jack U ft. Kiesza – Take U There – Hunter Siegel Remix
MUST DIE! – Hellcat – Habstrakt Remix
Aaron Snapes – Drum Beats – Kirin Rider Remix
Carnage, Erick Morillo & Harry Romero ft. Mr. V – Let The Freak Out
Rob Base & DJ E‐Z Rock – It Takes Two – Tchami Remix
Oliver & Jimi Jules – Pushing On – Tchami Remix
Sam Gellaitry – Understanding
Kenny Dope & Raheem DeVaughn – I Got Rhythm
SBTRKT ft. Ezra Koenig – New Dorp. New York.
Gorgon City ft. Katy Menditta – Imagination
Shadow Child & Doorly – Piano Weapon
Sam Smith – Stay With Me – Throttle Remix
Tchami ft. Kaleem Taylor – Promesses – Preditah Remix
NiCe 7 – Time To Get Physical – Sonny Fodera Remix
Anna Lunoe ft. Jesse Boykins III – Heartbreak in Motion
The Code – Natural – Memeb Remix
Samuel Truth – Emerald