Frisson Records - Artist of the Week
To kick off our artist of the week feature we’ll be featuring an up and coming interstate DJ from Sydney who recently rocked our world at the Frission Records label party.
Artist Name: King Friendly
Tell us about yourself
I’m on the dance floor as often as I am producing music and DJing, I love everything about electronic music and really want to spread the positivity and inclusiveness that comes with it!
What genre/styles do you play?
Progressive House predominantly but also play a lot of Tech House and House. Anything with a good groove usually gets played in my sets.
What got you into the scene/dj’ing/producing?
Attending Tomorrowland Belgium in 2012. It showed me the power of electronic music and how it can bring people from all over the world closer together. I was already interested in electronic music but this experience made me really want to pursue it.
Check out Tom's U-Tube channel Here
Who has influenced you musically?
I really started getting into electronic music through Avicii and Skrillex. Since then a whole bunch of artists like; Axwell, Eric Prydz, Deadmau5, Steve Angello, Camelphat, Kryder and many others have influenced my musical tastes.
What are you currently working on?
I’m working on incorporating more live elements to my productions, finishing up my Audio Engineering Degree as well as continuing to make videos to my youtube channel! I have some projects that are nearing completion and they will be up on youtube in the coming months as I get a bit better at video editing haha.
Tell us about your most recent gigs?
The Frisson Records Label Party in Brisbane was fantastic recently! Was great to in Brisbane and my next gig will be at the Beehive event in Sydney!
What can we expect from the future for King Friendly?
I want to continue to develop my production skills and continue to DJ to anyone and everyone! I would love to help show the generosity of the dance music community throughout my career and use it to create a fairer world for all.
What do people say about you?
I really pride myself in getting positive feedback from my DJ sets and try and go the extra step to research any event I play to ensure I have music that suits the venue as well as my set time. Whether it’s a smooth warm up set or high-energy headlining set I always try and play the best set to fit the vibe of the night.
Who have you enjoyed working with/hated the most?
I have been producing recently with OSKA from Sydney and it has been great to work on tracks with someone in the same location as me! As far as hating working with anyone, I haven’t, differences can makes life pretty interesting and if it’s not working out I just get through the project best I can and move on.
What’s your day job?
Corporate Audio Visual Technician but occasionally Barista and Bartend as well.
What do you listen to in your downtime?
Anything, I love it all. From Classical to hardstyle I often end up in some interesting youtube rabbit holes of music.
What do you think about the Brisbane scene?
I was up for the weekend recently and had an absolute ball! There are still lots of great nights out in Sydney where I’m from but it definitely has a more relaxed feel in other cities. I
think that is really important for a decent clubbing culture to develop and be sustained.
To book King Friendly contact him via facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kingfriendlymusic/
Frisson Records is the creation of Mark Pridmore and his Czech Republic friend and label co-founder, Ctirad Koloja. The label is based mostly in Brisbane and currently focused on the styles of house, tech house and progressive.
OzClubbers attended a number of the very successful label parties hosted by Mark recently. We thought it was time to spread the word on how they are helping local artists get exposure, get their music heard and helping people to enjoy what they do.
The first half of 2018 has seen the parties showcase exciting new talent, well established DJ’s and also friends of the label. The events have been all about the music and if you like supporting local talent and get into house and progressive then we strongly encourage you to check out their next event! Details Here.
So far events have seen performances by CAIN, Batchelo, TAGLO, Nafta, King Friendly, Avaxxa, Lifestream and MOTION. For ALL THE VIBES, take a listen to CAIN and Lifestream going B2B at one of the parties Here
With their industry experience already spanning several years, Mark and Ctirad have been involved with everything from performing and promoting to music journalism and artist management. It was their mutual love of electronic music and a desire to get further involved that made them decide to launch the label. Young up and coming artist CAIN (Mark’s son) was also some of the reason behind the initial beginnings of Frisson. Cain and his friends were producing music and would struggle at times to find a label or a good outlet to promote and release their music. Initially Frisson was able to help them, but it didn’t stop there. Today they continue to assist new up and coming artists and create opportunities for those that are truly committed and passionate about their music. To find out more, check out their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FrissonRec/
Currently signed artists -
Boy With Boat
To hear more, hit up the Frisson Records Soundcloud page or listen to our picks below:
CAIN Listen Here
The Concept Listen Here
ZO-LI Listen Here
Music Genre: Garage,House Facebook URL: <div class='ipsType_break ipsContained'><a href='https://ozclubbers.com.au/index.php?app=core&module=system&controller=redirect&url=https://www.facebook.com/events/253297158752517/&key=a718ea993200b52f7c60ac752b0580bc00b87f1bed84fb2a9db67e1d191a4893&resource=' target='_blank' rel="nofollow">https://www.facebook.com/events/253297158752517/</a></div> After the success of the sold out Stylus: Not Forgotten on May 12th, Black Sheep Radio returns for an evening of more club classics on August 4th, again at 2 Brothers Brewery. This time it is 7:30pm-1am.
So, as the dust has settled on our recent Attic event headlined by Laurence Guy—our fourth instalment—I am making available my recorded set from the evening.
I opened up shop for the first hour on this occasion, so, accordingly; this is very much a lower, slower effort—105 BPM upwards—though, in doing so, I did my best to retain a lot of the melodic elements that make up our "Attic sound".
I really enjoyed putting this one together and kicking off the night in a method that I saw fit—and what an evening it turned out to be!
I hope you enjoy this one, all the same.
Comments and feedback—and if you really enjoy it, bookings—are always welcome!
'till next time!
01 : Voodoo Whiskey - 'Poolside' (Original Mix) [Midnight Riot]
02 : Atjazz - 'Open A Window' (Original Mix) [Atjazz Record Company]
03 : Shur-I-Kan - 'Remember' (Original Mix) [Dark Energy Recordings]
04 : Ben La Desh & Plan d'Aqua - 'Crackstate' (Original Mix) [Ism Recordings]
05 : Ethyène - 'Rains Over Occident' (Original Mix) [Editorial Records]
06 : Saine - 'You Can Count On Me' (Original Mix) [Masterworks Music]
07 : Deephope - 'Transition' (Original Mix) [Deep Site Digital]
08 : Luvless - 'Down With You Baby' (Original Mix) [Tsuba]
09 : Kolja Gerstenberg - 'Mmmh Jaaazz' (Original Mix) [Smile For A While]
10 : Ethyène ft. Folamour - 'Why My Love' (Original Mix) [Better Listen Records]
11 : Tour-maubourg - 'Hang On' (Original Mix) [FHUO Records]
12 : Closed Paradise - 'Secrets' (Original Mix) [Better Listen Records]
13 : Daniel Leseman - 'On My Mind' (Original Mix) [Outplay]
NathanJones posted an article in News and Reviews,From the DJ’s perspective; since Larry Levan’s early days at the Paradise Garage, the remix – or playing different versions of songs – was one of the first notable aspects of what we now know as DJ Culture. His ethic of refreshing successful dancefloor movers in the late seventies passed down generations of DJ has been long-established as almost a perfunctory task, almost a must-do to be undertaken by the disk jockey.
BrendanClay posted a topic in Sydney,Here is a fresh new mix from us—and one that definitely gives us the warm and fuzzies!
So, our 'Attic' brand as a whole, the music we push—and, indeed, Andrew and I as individual DJs—is often centred around music on the lower, slower, deeper, warm-up tip. That is a label we've always worn with pride.
Elektropanda posted an article in News and Reviews,Recently I got to go check out the official Outlook Festival Queensland launch party in Brisbane. Presented by Quality Street Byron Bay, the event concept paid tribute to one of Europe’s most exciting Drum and Bass festivals and is a celebration of sound system culture.