Drum and Bass DJ Friction began by honing his craft in Brighton. Early in his teens he spent time both promoting and playing events around the city. He then began to collaborate with some local producers such as Stakka and K-Tee and started to get involved with Andy C’s Ram Records label.
This lead up to him releasing his debut single ‘Critical Mass’ in 1998 under the name of Kinnetix and this brought about a slew of major label interest. He’s released tracks on 31 Records, Hospital, Valve and more.
He’s also had time to start off his own label imprint called Shogun Audio which was created in 2004. It’s become responsible for breaking out Drum and Bass stars and some of its biggest recent anthems. Names such as Noisia, Rockwell and Technimatic have all been involved in the label’s catalogue.
This year marks 17 years of Shogun Audio and they show no signs of fading away any time soon. One of the most interesting characteristics of Friction’s own style is the fact that he tends to use three decks when mashing up his mixes which is rare for a Drum and Bass DJ.
Within his career achievements, he hosted the Drum and Bass show on BBC Radio 1 for 6 years and was able to share the music that he loves with a huge worldwide audience. He’s collaborated with Example, Skream and even had a Hottest Record in the World when Zane lowe was at the BBC.
He’s become such an important character within Drum and Bass that in 2011 he was inaugurated into the Drum and Bass Hall of Fame at the Drum and Bass Arena awards. His portfolio of label projects has grown to involve Elevate Records and Maraki Records.
All this and he’s been relentlessly touring as a DJ, playing all across the world and refining his production skills and remixes. His CV grows bigger year upon year.
You can catch this Drum and Bass legend play a set on Saturday 4th September at Highest point this year.
Tickets are on sale at Skiddle.com