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Hear Dillon Francis drop a 30-minute deep house set as DJ Hanzel

Dance music’s resident method actor Dillon Francis has more Instagram characters than most producers have aliases, from DJ Rich As Fuck to his brand new Australian alter-ego Treva. But perhaps the best loved of all Francis’s comedy characters is Ray Bans-wearing DJ Hanzel, the German deep house DJ who loves nothing better than “going vun deeper.” As Francis told inthemix back in January this year, “Hanzel’s like my best friend, he’s taught me about everything. He’s taught me about everything deep.”

To date, DJ Hanzel’s appearances have been mostly limited to Instagram and the “occasional “opening set for Dillon Francis, but over the weekend Francis brought out his deep alter-ego for a full 30-minute set on Annie Nightingale’s Radio 1 show. As Francis later posted to SoundCloud, alongside the mix (which you can listen to below), “Annie Nightingale asked me to do a mix for her radio one show and with all this album stuff ive been figuring out with my management i didnt have time sooooo i get my best bud who hates everything in the world except deep house to do it DJ Hanzel.”

It’s an insanely good 30-minute journey into the deep, from the thumping start of Mia Dora, HaHaHa and Raksha’s Ill-defined, through Solomun’s Sisi and winding up with Nadastrom’s Inner Midget after a bass-driven half hour of futuristic house. As Hanzel says in the intro to the mix, “I wanted six hours and they only gave me 30 minutes, so I’ll be playing the deepest songs you’ve ever heard.” Listen to the mix and check out the tracklist below.

DJ Hanzel mix tracklist

1. Mia Dora, HaHaHa and Raksha – Ill-defined

2. Madame – The Way It Feel

3. EIGO – Bring It

4. Sonny Fodera – You’re The One (feat. Cajmere)

5. Logo – Fabrice

6. Klangfarbe Antifeind – Tetraeder

7. Solomun – Sisi

8. Craig Williams – MTC 100

9. Going Deeper and Newbie Nerdz – Your World

10. Jonas Woehl – Into You (feat. Fabian Reichelt) (feat. Fabian Reichelt)

11. Daniel Dubb – I Got 5 On It

12. Nadastrom – Inner Midget