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This week for ‘The Not So Serious Sessions’ we welcome a DJ and producer who has pricked our ears numerous times in the last few years. Whether it be via his deep and thoughtful DJ sets heard at parties throughout London and beyond, or through his meticulously constructed productions released on the likes of Murmur, Get Physical or Safari; this young and inspiring French artist continues to make a steady yet determined mark on today’s electronic music scene. A burgeoning passion for complex beats and musical fusion saw him move to London from France in 2006 where the city, it’s playground of rhythm and creative diversity have since inspired him to produce EP’s such as ‘If I’ on Stuart Geddes’s Murmur and more recently ‘The Getaway’ on Souvenir. Bienvenue to ‘The Not So Serious Session 7 with Hamid’.

 Hamid

My guilty pleasure song is…

…’Black Lace’ from Agado, no kidding I have really the record cover hanging on my wall in my studio…

If I could compete in the London Olympics 2012 I would…

…definitely play darts, I heard tough guys play darts. 

I’ll never forget hearing…

…one of my tracks played out by someone else without expecting it for the first time…It was jozif playing at Craig Richards birthday party (@ toi.toi )… my absolute idol…which made it even more meaningful to me.

 In my fridge right now…

…more liquid than Solid.

I can’t go a day without…

…being amazed by how much of an amazing city London is. How rich and diverse, how much of a strong energy it has and despite of it’s well know challenges it is surely the place I like to call home .Most importantly how much it has impacted and shaped the person I am today. 

Throughout my teenage years I was listening to…

 ..a lot! I am the youngest of a family of five children and have at least a ten year gap between my three sisters and one brother. I pretty much grew up in their musical universe and can’t really take any credits for anything I have been listening to from the age of eight to seventeen as I was simply stealing their tapes then CD’s. They all had pretty diverse taste but with some common denominators like French Hip Hop or classic like Michael Jackson – actually my older sister took me to see him live when I was eleven and sometimes I can’t remember anything I’ve ever done before that but still remember almost the whole concert like it was