Pardon My French – THE RaNsom note MIX


Pardon My French are a pair of Bristol-based House and Disco obsessives with a penchant for italo and slow jams. Theyve been mates since childhood and, after forming PMF in 2009, the demand for their sets has taken them to clubnights and festivals all over the UK and abroad.


In the early days, Pardon My French functioned as DJs for a uni radio show with a zero tolerance policy on dirty talk. It wasnt going to be the smoothest of beginnings for these miscreants, but from their incessant obligation to excuse their language, a pretty catchy moniker was hatched.


The pair went on to launch the Club Cosmique parties in Bristol back in 2010, with the likes of Bicep, Azari & III, Space Dimension Controller, Dam Funk and Tim Sweeney passing through to grace the decks. Alongside booking the artists who stand at the top of their dream line-up lists, the boys embraced the rude health of Bristols burgeoning house scene by inviting local producers and DJs to play at their aptly titled Pardon My Friends night, a monthly residency at one of the citys most favored haunts, The Bank of Stokes Croft.


Pardon My French currently hold down a weekly residency on Kiss FM, broadcasting Saturday nights at 4am.


Please introduce yourself


Who are you: Luke & Tim

Where are you: The holy grail that is Bristol.

What are you: A cancer and a leo, and a dj duo, with a silly name.


Where was the mix recorded?        

In Tim's living room on a Sunday, whilst the roast was on.


What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?        

In Tim's living room on a Sunday, whilst the roast was on.


What should we be wearing?

A cable knit.


What would be your dream setting to record a mix: Location/system/format?

A P&O cruise to Calais using virtual DJ on a funktion 2 soundsystem.


Which track in the mix is your current favourite? 

Luke: I:Cube – Tokyo Uno // Tim: Suzanne Kraft – Erora.




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Whats your favourite recorded mix of all time?         

Probably James Murphy and Pat Mahoney's fabriclive from 2007.


If you could go back to back with any DJ from throughout history, who would it be and why? 

Luke: John Talabot – because he's sick // Tim: David Lynch – to ask him about Twin Peaks


What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now? 

Citronic CD S-6 I think, can't remember which mixer but definitely had dust on in. Now it's pioneer 850s, pioneer 350 mixer with 121-s.


Whats more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?



What were the first and last records you bought? 

Luke: First: something shit Last: Franz Underwear's recent thing on tusk wax // Tim: Moby – Play first. Latest was Talk Talk Natural History and Meatloaf – Bat Out of Hell.


If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like? 

Wasabi peas – a varied texture, spicy and satisfyingly exotic. 


If it was an animal what would it be? 

A seahorse.


One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything



Anything else we need to discuss.



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