Don Pascal


Originally from Toulouse, Don Pascal started DJ-ing in Paris in the early ‘90s. He was a pioneer in promoting Black music artists, who had a hard time signing with French major labels despite being an essential part of the scene. Influenced greatly by Gilles Peterson, his work has been supported by tastemakers across the world, to add to big love on French national stations including Radio Nova. Promoting at legendary Parisian club The Palace, in the ‘90s, he opened the doors to reggae/dancehall and funk; there and elsewhere he shared the decks with African DJs introducing Congolese and Nigerian music; he also worked with Sony and Virgin Music on the releases of artists including Air, Michael Jackson, Fugees, Cypress Hill, Basement Jaxx, Massive Attack and Horace Andy. Read more

On moving to Barcelona in 2003, he soon found himself mixing alongside Fred Guzzo, founder of Cafe Royale, contributing to the diverse and progressive musical policy that made it the spot in Barcelona for demanding music lovers. Another important encounter in Barcelona was with French DJ/producer Fred Spider. They started to produce music together as The Jivers, with jazzy club hit “Do What” followed by a highly regarded EP on the Jazz & Milk label, opening up a new phase in the exciting career of a key character in the story of world music.