Nostalgia with a twist – Casual Connection brings a freshness to the disco, funk & RnB gems that he so expertly curates. Sampling, editing and re-working classic tracks, his productions are respectful of their origination while bringing something modern and inventive to create a genuine and unique signature sound. Casual Connection’s, aka Lukasz Ru-Kasu absorbed music from an early age as if by osmosis. From 8 years old he was swapping Hip Hop albums with his friends, and now has been DJing for over 15 years and producing since 2014.
Since he started producing, Casual Connection has been named in Traxsource’s Top 100 Nu Disco artists for 3 consecutive years alongside heavyweights like Dimitri From Paris, Purple Disco Machine, Late Nite Tuff Guy, Crazy P, Dr Packer & more. His releases have charted numerous times in the top 10 on Beatport, Traxsource and Juno, and he has been featured in DJ Mag, DJ City and Warner Music’s Cool Accidents.
As a DJ, Casual Connection has built a strong following in his hometown, Perth, as well as playing gigs in Sydney, Melbourne, Listen Out Festival, Japan, Thailand and has just come back from playing in Taiwan.
As a producer, his tracks are played all over the world with support from some of the biggest names in the game such as All Good Funk Alliance, The Funk Hunters, Featurecast, Dr Packer, Mark Rae, Pete Herbert, Fort Knox Five, The NDYD collective and many others, and he has released on Disco labels including Midnight Riot, Good For You Records, Masterworks Music, Hot Digits, DiscoDat and more.
In a time where we can all be guilty of taking life too seriously, Casual Connection is making music that can’t help but put a smile on your face and a swing in your hips. Get your dancefloors ready, because we’re about to have ourselves a real good time.