Roots and Influences #001 – FOUK

Introducing the Roots & influences series. A weekly mix showcasing the music driving and inspiring some of Melodic Distraction’s favourite artists and DJ’s.

After rounding off our first year with a Liverpool debut for up and coming Dutch duo FOUK – we were lucky enough to have the guys (Daniel Lesseman and Junktion) agree to kick off our brand new mix series.  Our aim is simple, to encourage DJ’s and producers alike to dive into their record bags and pick out some of the more obscure tracks that may never have seen the inside of club. FOUK have done exactly that; an extended hour and a half mix jam-packed full of funk, jazz, alternate house and much more.

The duo’s recognition has without a doubt accelerated over the last 12 months. Appearing on Boiler Room debuts with their brand new EP: Gruff, as well as frequenting many of this summer’s festival line-ups, their trademark sound of funk infused melodies laid over infectiously punchy house percussion is bang on trend right now!


Leroy Hutson – Situations

George Duke – Brazilian Love Affair

Donny Hathaway – The Ghetto

James Mason – Sweet Power, Your Embrace

Leo’s Sunshipp – Give Me The Sunshine (Mini-Tro)

Fatnotronic – 7,8 e 1 (LP Mix)

Wilson Fisk – Leith Walk

Tom Browne – Brighter Tomorrow

Martin Hayes – Ol’ Funky Music

Frank Booker – Sugar

JKriv & Free Magic – Emmanuel

Typesun – Make It Right

Urulu – Orion

Al Zanders – Let Me Be Lonely

Detroit Swindle – In Reverse

Admin – Spirit Boogie

Mad Rey – MSW (Dub Mix)

Max Graef – Murmel

Brame & Hamo – Retch Wretchedness

Sound Stream – Just Around

The Mystic Jungle Tribe – Landing To Solaria