Sharif Laffrey is something of an unheralded hero of the underground Detroit scene. Active since the halcyon days of the mid-90s Motor City rave movement, his sporadic releases are rarely less than superb. His tension building, groove-driven, and percussion-heavy productions are unmatched if you ask us.

Sharif Laffrey has been playing records and making music for over 20 years. Born in Detroit, Michigan – he’s worked on the line checking camshafts for Chryslers & as an operative for Underground Resistance (UR) at Submerge for Mike Banks, at the same time. With releases on ESP Institute, Discos Capablanca, Le Temps Perdu and forthcoming remixes for Phantasy. Currently releasing music on his own label SPECIAL FORCES, he is one of the most exciting producers around. Championed by DJ Harvey, Hunee, Carl Craig, Dixon, Ivan Smagghe, Seth Troxler, The Juan Maclean, Manfredas, Mike Servito, Solar, Magda, The Chemical Brothers, Mozhgan & many more.

We’re excited to have him on our mix series, and that on his birthday. You are certainly in for a treat with Sharif Laffrey’s DHA FM Mix #429

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Communication/Unreleased – Sharif Laffrey
Techno Cave – Ruf Dug (Sharif Laffrey Remix)
It’s Me – Club MCM
Acid Love – The beloved
Don’t Ever Believe – PTV (Sharif Laffrey Edit)
Smooth Groove – Kevin Saunderson
The Saints Go Marching On – K Hand (Sharif Laffrey Edit)
Make You Move – Roman Flugel vs M/S/O
My My My
Sounds To Come – Sharif Laffrey
Into The Groove
Dominator – (Sharif Laffrey Edit)
Acieed – Etnik Sentetik (Sharif Laffrey Edit)
Rhythm Is Rhythm
Positive Education – Slam
How To Play Our Music – Reese & Santonio (Sharif Laffrey Edit)
Untitled/Unreleased – Sharif Laffrey
Sharif Laffrey Edit
Untitled/Unreleased – Sharif Laffrey
The Chase – Model 500
Panthers/Unreleased – Sharif Laffrey
Communication/Unreleased – Sharif Laffrey