Lionel Corsini [Les Disc de la Mort, France]
Lionel Corsini is a composer, musician (bass, drumms & keyboards), producer and DJ originally from Marseille, France, but living now in Paris. We could say Lio is a true veteran of the underground music scene in Europe; since he was a kid he was immerse into the vinyl record collection of his father, a former DJ. At the age of 17 he came up with the name “Dj Oil” and became the resident of the still alive “Trolleybus Box” in Marseille; during that same period, he hosted a program on a local radio show called “Radio Grenouille”.
At the end of the 90’s, next to Fred Berhet and Arnaud Taillerfer, Lio founded the iconic group Troublemakers. In 2000 they released their first album “Doubts & Convictions” in the american label “Guidance Recordings”, which brought them international recognition; and their second album in 2004 “Express Away” with “Blue Note Label”, from wich they sold more than 200,000 copies.
After the suspension of Troublemakers, he presented himself as Dj Oil, with live concerts & Dj Sets, in clubs and festivals around the world.
From 2005 to 2010 he spend his time traveling between Africa and South America, learning everything he could about rhythm. He visited 34 countries and shared stage with more than 200 musicians. Lio experimented with machines and instruments, to create an original sound that could bring back the emotions and the true soul of the music he learned from in those travels (Ashes to Machine Project feat. Jeff Sharel & Charles Houdart).
In 2012 Dj Oil released his first solo album “Black Notes” (Discograph; France), then in 2015, “Phantom” (BBE; England). A mixture of electronic, hip-hop, jazz, funk, tricky house, breaks, indie pop, and other sounds that demonstrate he is an artist that doesn’t attach with an only-style of music production; so much that in 2016 Ivan Smagghe ask him to record with his label “Les Disc de la Mort”, so they launched later the 4 single EP “Rain”, and then in 2018 the full album “Bref Avenir” in which he showed the world his interpretation of house, techno, disco and nu-disco.
Dj Oil is a sound designer for events, festivals, galleries, even for movies and television. He never had stop producing and collaborating with artist and labels worldwide (Tranz Denied feat. Magic Malik from Ivory Coast; Bombop Idiophonics feat. The Monkey Nuts & Hope Mask in Zimbabwe; remixes for different labels as Ed Banger feat. Laurent Garnier in France; Talking Loud feat Traxx in Chicago).
In this 2022 Lio is working on his next release, to become the first French producer that has sign with the Belgium label R&S; label who’s represent artist like Aphex Twin, Richie Hawtin, Maceo Plex & Dj Krush. “Blind Voodoo” will be released in collaboration with Niktus (Bassist of the F.F.F. Band) and Abul Jabba in the piano, bringing up all the textures that he is known from, a delicate mixture from jazz to techno… Dj Oil, has played in more than 50 countries, and now the time has come to visit for the first time our beloved Mexico.
MEXICO TOUR 2022
- May 7 / La Negra 7th Anniversary. Bucerías w/ Rush Affair
- May 8 / Private Beach Party, Bucerias w/ Rush Affair
- May 13 / White Venado, Guadalajara w/ Rush Affair
- May 14 / Radio, Irapuato w/ Alf Champion
- May 20 / Capricho Studio, Mexico City w/Thomass Jackson
- May 21 / Puerto Escondido w/Thomass Jackson
- More to be announced…
Listen some of his music in SoundCloud: DJ OIL – SoundCloud