Breaking Beats, Frederick Crew and Drop bring you..
FRICTION (Shogun Audio // BBC Radio 1 UK)
With support from: JOE FORD
Thursday 21st May // San Fran
✖✖✖First international on at 10pm✖✖✖
Tickets from www.nonstoptix.com/event/due3r3
Friction & Blackout combo tix: https://www.cosmicticketing.co.nz/event/show/4177
Limited Earlybirds $35.00
General Release $40.00
More on the door
Local Support: Gimik / Rythmatix / Yanik / Civil Din / Swampman / Timmy P MC
Brighton raised, multi award winning DJ Friction is one of a handful of DJ's to have smashed through the ranks and become a superstar in his genre simply through an unbelievable talent behind the decks. He is regarded by many as not only the most skilled but also the most diverse DJ in drum & bass.
In recent years the young man has truly graduated to legendary status, playing festivals like Glastonbury, achieving independent chart success with 2011’s “Led Astray” (which reached #8 in the UK), holding down the premier drum n bass radio show on BBC’s Radio 1, and leading one of the biggest labels in the genre in the form of the mighty Shogun Audio… home to the likes of Spectrasoul, Icicle, Joe Ford, Technimatic and Rockwell. Oh and he was consistently voted in the top two drum n bass djs in the world. Not bad.
As a teenager Friction played at events and promoted his own club nights much like any other young DJ trying to make a name for himself. He linked up with Brighton producers 'Stakka & K-Tee', who were heavily involved with Andy C's Ram Records imprint. Many hours were spent in the studio and in February ’99 Friction released his debut single ‘Critical Mass’ under the name Kinnetix on the 'Under Fire'. Before long Friction received interest from major Drum & Bass record companies such as TOV & Renegade Hardware. He produced a track for TOV's ‘Here Comes Trouble’ EP with the defining track ‘Photon’.
Things were most definitely moving for this talented, hugely motivated young man from Brighton. Friction soon found himself balancing production time with his increasing appearance schedule, playing at more and more top draw drum & bass events. Immediately following that was the acclaimed ‘Altitude’ with Stakka & Skynet, a landmark neurofunk tune in 1999. Releases followed on a host of top drum & bass labels including Valve, Tru Playaz, Hardware, 31 Records, Hospital and Charge to name a few.
After joining BBC 1Xtra in 2002 at the station’s launch, he made his mark quickly. His 'Mix Show' was truly groundbreaking, creating a massive following worldwide, reluctantly calling it a day after two years with his ever increasing schedule proving too much. Numerous awards have followed, including ‘Best Newcomer’ in the Drum & Bass Arena Awards in 2002, ‘Best Breakthrough DJ’ at the 2003 Knowledge Magazine Awards, another 'Best Newcomer' at the 2004 'Accelerated Culture Awards' and finally 'Best DJ' at the MTV Romania Awards in 2007. Friction's mix CD's have also grown in quality and popularity. The Bingo Sessions Vol.1 on Bingo was a massive hit, charting in the national LP top 40 and was followed with the first of his own highly successful series, 'The Next Level' which has gone on to sell thousands worldwide. More recently, a jaw dropping Essential Mix for Radio 1 in 2006, the Shogun Assassins series, and Fabric Live Volume 70 (2013) have continued this acclaim.
In 2005 he first visited our shores, with support from a then-unknown group called Pendulum, and was a regular visitor through to 2009 before his ever increasing schedule made it too hard to find time to reach this corner of the world. However, he has made time to consistently produce one of the biggest anthems of each year since – 2007’s “Back To Your Roots” remix, 2009’s “Set it Off”, 2010’s “Stand Up” with Camo & Crooked, “Led Astray” in 2012, and “Kingpin” alongside Skream in 2013. In the last 12 months his label Shogun Audio has celebrated its 10th anniversary, and seen the release of the acclaimed Friction VS series of picture discs.
Breaking Beats, Drop & Frederick Crew are proud to welcome Friction back to Wellington once again.
JOE FORD [UK]
Joe Ford is a man on a mission, ready to shake up the world of D&B and beyond with his unique brand of bass music. Hailing from Harrogate UK, at just 21 years old Joe leads a new wave of producers currently taking the scene by storm, setting himself apart with an accomplished studio skill set and trademark hi-tech drum & bass sound tinged with rock, funk and everything in between.
Now signed exclusively to Friction’s Shogun Audio, Joe Ford has released on Bad Taste, Med School, and Calibre Music where his ‘Mission EP’ earned his first Beatport No1 on the dubstep charts. Heavily supported by UKF Joe has clocked up nearly one million views over his first 3 UKF tracks and is rapidly building and audience and making a name for himself in Europe, the US and beyond.
After last year’s stint as support for Noisia’s ‘I Am Legion’ tour, his debut Shogun track 'Stride', from the ‘Way Of The Warrior 2’ compilation album, concluded 2013 in style. 2014 opened with Joe’s second Beatport No1 with ‘The Moment’ ft Tasha Baxter b/w ‘Neon’ on Shogun Audio.
More recently Joe’s remix of Datsik’s ‘Hold It Down’ has been causing waves becoming Friction’s ‘Fire’ on BBC Radio1 and leading Datsik to exclaim “Joe Ford is the future!” in a recent interview...and who are we to argue!
With a new EP planned for mid-2015, the debut album underway, and an ever-increasing DJ schedule, there’s no doubt Joe Ford is coming to conquer, you’ve been warned.
MC LINGUISTICS [UK]
Linguistics is a South London born and raised MC/recording artist. In 2010, living in Bristol, he became heavily involved in the local D&B scene. He quickly made a name for himself performing across the UK with DJ's including Nero, Flux Pavilion, Netsky, Kamo & Krooked, Wilkinson, TC, Sigma, Rockwell, KOAN Sound, Delta Heavy & many more.
In 2012 Linguistics work and career as an MC took off when he was picked up by Friction, the voice of BBC Radio 1's Official D&B Show, to be his MC. Later that year he was voted 'Best Newcomer' at the Drum and Bass Arena Awards.
Since then he has toured extensively alongside Friction playing shows across the world including tours in Australia, Canada and Japan and also a number of sets in Ibiza over the summer. As well as some of the worlds biggest festivals - Glastonbury, Global Gathering, Reading & Leeds, Pukkelpop, Tomorrowland, and main stage slot at SW4 to name a few.
As well as continuing to tour with Friction, Linguistics is focussing on developing his own music, working with a number of producers from various genres. His 'Ups & Downs EP', released in summer 2013, is the start of a new strand to his fast developing career.