DJ Plead

2019-09-06

I still remember the first time that I heard a DJ Plead track. I was looking for songs to fill the more percussive side of MillĂș and my set at Golden Plains Festival and I was so incredibly excited by his sound that I urgently needed to find out who was behind this wizardry. Through the miracle (read: curse) of social media, I soon had a whole bunch of unreleased gems in hand, through the kindness of Jarred Beeler. DJ Plead's work is special. Poly-rhythmic, bass heavy, body music, peppered with traditional and pop Lebanese sounds. Anyone who has had the pleasure of travelling to the Middle East will have realised how deeply rooted traditional forms of music are in all sections of society. One thing that I would always find myself thinking about is the way in which traditional music is pervasive and celebrated regardless of age, transformed into pop music for everyone to share. DJ Plead reminds me of this very special cultural phenomenon. DJ Plead joined me for episode 26 of Passing Notes!

DJ Plead

2019-09-06

I still remember the first time that I heard a DJ Plead track. I was looking for songs to fill the more percussive side of MillĂș and my set at Golden Plains Festival and I was so incredibly excited by his sound that I urgently needed to find out who was behind this wizardry. Through the miracle (read: curse) of social media, I soon had a whole bunch of unreleased gems in hand, through the kindness of Jarred Beeler. DJ Plead's work is special. Poly-rhythmic, bass heavy, body music, peppered with traditional and pop Lebanese sounds. Anyone who has had the pleasure of travelling to the Middle East will have realised how deeply rooted traditional forms of music are in all sections of society. One thing that I would always find myself thinking about is the way in which traditional music is pervasive and celebrated regardless of age, transformed into pop music for everyone to share. DJ Plead reminds me of this very special cultural phenomenon. DJ Plead joined me for episode 26 of Passing Notes!