Following the release of his recent single ‘Embrace’, widely acclaimed producer and composer Agoria (aka Sebastien Devaud) delivered an eclectic essential mix for BBC Radio 1, lacing the performance with his innovative new DRIFT style.
A fast-emerging new genre expressing freedom in musical taste, Agoria’s DRIFT concept the idea of listeners flowing between genres, creating a new musical trend and algorithm that allows artists to have creative space.
“Drift is a mindset – about freedom in music, and musical taste. Many are scared to step forward, to lose their audience, to drift,” explains Agoria. “Drift is the fascinating musical freedom between your guilty pleasure and your tasteful opinion.”
Spinning tracks from the likes of Denis Horvat and Nicolas Becker, Agoria’s essential mix also includes a series of the French producer’s own tracks, as well as the Black Coffee remix of his latest single ‘Embrace’, and was composed with the help of sound designer Nicholas Becker, who worked on the Oscar winning ‘Gravity’.
In addition to his work as a producer, Agoria has cemented a reputation as an eclectic curator, compiling four mix CDs that present his unique ability in pairing tracks of very different origins and layering them in creative, sometimes even awe-inspiring ways. Deservedly so, Resident Advisor named his contribution to the At The Controls series from 2007 as one of the best mix-CDs of the past decade.
Experimenting with contemporary art, Agoria debuted his new live show this year at the likes of Barcelona’s Sonar Festival, Forbidden Fruit in Dublin, Belgium’s Dour Festival, All Points East and Bestival in the UK, and We Love Green in Paris.
His DRIFT mix is available here, via BBC iPlayer.