Podcast 55 Radiolevel

Podcast 55 was recorded by Guyana-born, Belgium-based DJ/producer Radiolevel, hot on the heels of releasing the excellent ‘Enter the Square’ on Hit By A Truck Records. Radiolevel serves up a big, chunky mix with tracks by Riva Starr, Mat Joe, Carlo Lio, &Me, Damian Lazarus and Analog People in a Digital World.

Can you tell us a bit about your musical background?

“As a child I heard a lot of reggae and dub and gospel music in church. In 1995 I started collecting hip hop and R&B. When I moved to Belgium I started listening to and going out on electronic music. In 2005 I started a group together with friends called Faces. We organized parties and played underground electronic music. Later on I got Magix, my first program to make music with. From there on I started experimenting with music production.”

What projects are you currently working on?

“Lots of nice stuff to come, plenty of great ideas.”

You’ve always been heavily into hiphop, which is best reflected in the headnodding factor of the groove that’s constantly present in your music.

“Hip hop was part of my youth, listening to DMX, Dr Dre, A Tribe Called Quest and Snoop Dogg, but it’s not really an influence in what I produce now. Life is, though.”

What artists are you in to at the moment? And what do you listen to at home?

“I’m a big fan of old school techno: Jeff Mills, Dave Clarke, Ben Sims, The Advent, I love the raw energy it brings. There’s also a lot of new stuff that’s very good. Crack and Crunch for instance. But most of the time I try to focus on what I am making myself.”

What are you up to when you’re not playing or producing music?

“Mondaine stuff, like enjoying life with my wife and close friends. I work as a cook at a home.”

Can you tell us something most people don’t know about you?

“I’m still in love with Caribbean food.”

Podcast //055 tracklist:
Ninetoes – Finder
Radiolevel – Enter the Square
Diego Santana – Control (Brandon Andrews Remix)
Oscar L – Alors on Dance
Groove Armada – Love Sweet Sound (Kölsch Remix)
&Me – Woods
Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons – Vermillion (&Me Remix)
Analog People In A Digital World – Rose Rouge (Vocal Edit)
Riva Starr – House Nation
Mat Joe – Swipe the Card
Gregorio Serasin – Agora
Riva Starr – Velvet Zone
Astin & Waveshape – Westwood
Carlo Lio – Technicolour Boogie (Chus & Ceballos Remix)
Luca Lento – Nschgers (Original Mix)
Lohan P. Raw – Timothy’s Adventures
Diego Santana – Control (Brandon Andrews Remix)
Radio-Level – Enter the Square (Crack and Crunch Remix)
Sante Sansone & Roland Clark – House Nation (Riva Starr Edit)

‘Enter the Square’ is out now on Hit By A Truck Records.

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