Fonia Session 62 – DJ Resoul


On one of the last sunny days of the summer of 2023, we visited @djresoul in the Soultrade Record Store in Berlin.

Enjoy a session filled with talk tracks from the beginnings of Resoul as a member of the Downtown Lyrics crew (one of the only HipHop crews in former DDR/GDR check for info on these also the permanent exhibition in the Humboldt-Forum Berlin all the way to recent activities in music and all the interesting and related topics surrounding it. To top it all off, DJ Resoul guides us through the broadcast on the waves of a specially curated mix full of amazing nuggets of pure sound gold.

Thank you all for listening.
Be good to yourself!

Our special thanks go out to Daniel W. Best, thanks for the connection to Resoul, this show would not have happened without it!



DJ Resoul started to get involved with hip hop at a young age in the mid-80s. He started as a rapper and co-founder of the GDR formation Downtown Lyrics, who were active in the East between 1987-1991 and had performances with Stereo MCs, London Posse as well as Advanced Chemistry to their credit. In the following years René expanded his repertoire with funk, soul, jazz as well as the then new influences of acid jazz and trip hop. In 1996 he started his own event series in Berlin as a DJ, worked as a resident at MDR Sputnik as well as for Jazzanova at the monthly Kaleidoscope evening at Cafe Moskau. With Alex Barck he also compiled the series “Secret Love” for Sonar Kollektiv. Currently he can be found daily as a vinyl dealer at Soultrade Recordstore in Berlin.