Tuesday, September 19, 2017


Editorial team: MFSBFrederic MFSB Messent (France)
Frederic, who began twisting the vibes 1974, has had the chance to witness the evolution of contemporary music throughout its whole spectrum, from the early days of the Philadelphia Sound — his aka being derived from the name of PIR’s famous MFSB, although with a different meaning (Mother F***** Sound Of A Beach !) — and since then would always champion music with Black elements in it, from Soul to the so called Computer Jazz, via Deep House African and Latin vibes. A background that, added to some cursus in journalism, led him to work on various radio stations in France and abroad, before co-creating the first publication totally dedicated to dance music — simply named… De La Dance — in in the country at the end of the eighties. He then worked for another mag called Black News before joining Coda‘s editorial team in the mid-nineties, where he would end up acting for 8 years as the head of edition…

Having played in numerous countries including Switzerland (Energy Festival 2000/2002), Belgium, Germany, Holland, Italy, Spain (and among others alongside José Padilla at Café del Mar), Portugal, UK, Hungary, Georgia, Russia and USA to name but a few, Frederic has seen his approach defined as being between Body & Soul — check out his ‘Ritmo Suave’ double-CD mix on Universal via ULM + the following one on Compulsive/Kickin — and these incredible Ibizenco Summer sunsets in the San Antonio Bay, looking for depth and sensuality in the music he plays (see ‘Mood 2 Chill‘ considered by The Face as one the three best chill out albums in 2001). This allowing him to have a solid reputation worldwide, from Miami where he has spinned for labels like King Street, Solu Music and Large, to Tbilisi, Georgia where he, alongside former Soul II Soul vocalist, Caron Wheeler and her band, did the grand opening of the first club ever in this former Soviet Republic…

You may think that such a longevity could kill his appetite for new sensations… No way! His device — keep on (re)searching and see how it goes — having led him to live exciting experiences like jamming alongside former Miles Davis‘s percusionist, Sammy Figueroa, or being a part of a memorable block party with Kerri Chandler, Dennis Ferrer, three Cuban percussionists and a sax player at the first edition of Toulon’s Sunslice Festival back in 2002. That same year seeing him launching the first version of Indamixworldwide alongside Jean-Jérôme Lebel

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