Dandy Teru is a producer and music selector on Belgian Laid Back Radio, where he hosts monthly show ‘French Toast’. His Word-exclusive Valentine’s Day-inspired mix takes us back to the sound of the sexy French Republic in the 60s and 70s: “It was probably the sexiest period of all time”, he raves. “I wanted to take the opportunity to introduce the French groove, the one that made us the absolute best lovers on earth! It’s all about dancing with heavy steps, showing your hips grooving, crazy arm moves, and Frenchness…sexiness, I mean!” Scroll down for the full interview featuring the proud Frenchman and his ‘Oh! Oui!’ mix.
Can you describe this mix in a couple of words?
I had this idea about making an entire mix with 60s and 70s French grooves and fusion jazz, because that’s basically what I’m digging for the past couple of months every time I go to a record shop. On the other hand, I’m a huge fan of the 50s, 60s and early 70s period when it comes to aesthetics, especially fashion and women. I think it’s very powerful when it comes to love/sex aspects of seduction. That is my perspective here, giving a soundtrack for a sexy evening for lovers.
When and where did you record it?
I worked on the selection at home, in my home studio. And I did the editing session in two places: in my home studio and in the studio I work for.
What is your favourite track on the mix?
Probably Nino Ferrer’s “Looking For You”. The groove is amazing, and the track is kind of desperate. The voices and chorus are great, the lyrics as well, and the arrangements are absolutely dope (very simple and straight to the point). That’s a geek-composer-producer analysis, but I think you’ll get it.
What’s coming up over the next few weeks?
French Toast #6 with my man Quiet Dawn. A radio show based on broken beat, trip hop, acid jazz and nu jazz stuff. Still powered by Laid Back Radio, obviously !
Michel Legrand – The Deep Blue C
Louis Marischal – Tu me tap
Eric Framond – Ghetto
Daniel Janin – Black Night
Pierre Dutour – Jungle Trumpet
André Lutereau – Départ de Nuit
Claude Engel – Belle Gueuse
Daniel Janin – Nobel Tower
Serge Gainsbourg – Danger
Jean Pierre Mirouze – Sexopolis
Jean Vasca – Attaque à mots armés
Daniel Janin – Trumpet Flower
Michèle Mercier – Six Huit
Philippe Catherine – Memphis Talk
Jean Claude Petit – Black System
Jean Michel Lorgère – Equilibrium
Nino Ferrer – Looking for You
Michel Legrand – Onyx Bar
Alain Goraguer – Strip Tease