Sharif Laffrey is a true lynchpin of the Detroit underground. He's been DJing internationally for over 20 years, having started out organising loft parties during the Motor City's early rave scene. Not only that, but he used to work on the Chrysler assembly line checking camshafts, and also for Mike Banks' Submerge label/distribution hub. A Detroit man through and through.
Having previously recorded under aliases such as Quadrant and Maersk, Sharif has been releasing under his own name for the last five years, on labels such as ESP Institute and Discos Capablanca, as well as his own Special Forces imprint. Today, he presents the 8 tracks he's loved since the age of 8, which you can listen to below.
Sharif is headlining The Date & Nibiru Sound's 'Murder She Wrote' Halloween party on 27th October at London's Sedition club, with Sean P and Terry Childs also on the lineup. Advance tickets are available here.
Dazz Band - Let It Whip
Absolutely fucking killer. Still at 110%.