We have a treat for you this week – A beautiful blend of atmospheric sounds and deep melodies combined with a Tech and Deep House vibe and a with genre twist near the end, provides the soundscape for this amazing Traktor DJ Guest Mix! – Let me introduce you to Naif! (Ian spelt backwards with an ‘f’ added)
Ian’s first exposure to dance music was back in the early 90s when he used to listen to Carl Cox mix tapes and occasionally manage to bypass the door staff at Cream to see some outstanding artists. Attending clubs like Cream, and later nights like Circus and Sankeys, provided Ian with an opportunity to connect with something he loved. Thanks to nights like this Ian spent many of his hard earned pennies at record shops such as 3 Beat and Eatern Bloc Records. Early influences for Ian included the likes of Halo and Hipp-E, Onionz and of course the likes of Sasha, Digweed, Dave Seamen and Nick Warren. Since the early days Ian has gone on to run several nights around the country with many talented DJs and promoters. Recently Ian was part of a team of six that ran the Kai Zen nights in London and experienced many great and weird nights in Public Life!!! He was recently featured on DJ Gemma Furbank’s Manchester Global Radio show as an up and coming DJ on her Dexposure slot. Hopefully the next few years show promise for this committed and passionate DJ.
You can follow Naif on Soundcloud and Twitter but in the meantime take a listen to the fantastic mix featured below.
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