After starting out as a musician and a concert promoter at the tender age of 18, and a music journalist for Libération and France Musique (and later a DJ on Radio Nova), Martin became a prominent producer and worked on albums by Fela Kuti, King Sunny Adé, Don Cherry, Tony Allen, Khaled, Manu Dibango, Yasuaki Shimizu, Haruomi Hosono & many more. In 1989, he created Megamix , a one-hour TV show about music around the world, and directed 220 episodes which ran on ARTE and other television channels. Martin then directed over 20 documentary films (mostly for ARTE and Canal+), on subjects ranging from music to politics, digital arts and history (including a film about depleted uranium, which he later turned into a book).

Martin Meissonnier has recently resumed his activities as a DJ. He appeared at several festivals across Europe during the last few months (including a great set at Transmusicales 2018). He was familiar with Bernard Treton's 1978 sessions, and asked him for some original recordings which he remixed for inclusion in his DJ sets. Four of these mixes are now appearing on this LP, while the massive, 45-minute extended version of Sankayi's "Il ne faut pas intervenir" will be made available exclusively on Bandcamp.

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