Traxsource Top 100 Nu Disco Artist: 2014-2015-2016-2017-2018
Releases on: CR2 Records, EtcEtc Music, Central Station, M2MR, NDYD
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 age 8 he grew a passion for music & hip hop culture and has been actively DJing since 2002 and producing since 2014.
Since he started producing, Casual Connection has been named in Traxsource’s Top 100 Nu Disco artists for 5 consecutive years and was just announced as #11 in the Top 100 Nu Disco Artists for 2018 and got 10 Top 10 Tracks in the Nu Disco Top 100 for the year. He has also been featured in DJ Mag, DJ City, Warner Music’s Cool Accidents and every track uploaded to Hypeddit has hit #1.
As a DJ, Casual Connection has built a strong following in his hometown, Perth, as well as playing gigs in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Sunshine Coast, Taiwan, Thailand, Club MTV, Listen Out Festival, Spiltmilk Festival, Groovin The Moo Festival, VIVID Festival in the Sydney Tower Eye and 3 times in Tokyo, Japan.
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, DJ Yoda, Mark Rae, Pete Herbert, Fort Knox Five, Grant Nelson, The NDYD collective and many others.
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.