From Winning ‘Best Mixtape DJ’ in the UK, producing records for legendary Hip Hop MCs such as RZA and Raekwon to performing at celebrity parties, Fricktion is highly regarded as one of the UK’s Veteran Club DJs with a career spanning over 19 years.
Having extensive knowledge of various genres, Fricktion specialises in an open-format DJ style and the past few years have seen his rise as one of the top DJ’s in London’s Westend Club circuit with residencies at Toy Room, The Cuckoo Club and Hip Hop Brunch. He has also played internationally at a number of high-end parties in Monaco, Barcelona, Gibson Club (Frankfurt), Supperclub (LA), Teddy’s @ Roosevelt (LA), Amika (Dubai), Nikki Beach (Las Vegas) and corporate events for Cartier, D&G, Twitter and the Wireless Festival.
Fricktion is no stranger to success, having entertained countless high-profile celebrities, including Leonardo Di Caprio, Michael Bay, Mick Jagger, Gerard Butler, Bradley Cooper and sports stars David Beckham, Usain Bolt and Cristiano Ronaldo. He has also performed alongside a range of Hip Hop Artists from Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, 50 Cent, Drake and Bruno Mars.
An avid fan of producing Concept Driven Mixtapes, 2012 saw him voted as the UK’s Best Mixtape DJ in the OMAs with official collaborations with the Wu-Tang Clan, Kendrick Lamar, Rakim, The Hodgetwins and Big Sean.
Fricktion’s breakthrough Mixtape ‘The Golden Chamber’ hosted by all members of the Wu-Tang Clan has received over 300,000 downloads to date and flawless reviews by rap critics from XXL Magazine, Rap Radar (Elliott Wilson) to Hip Hop DX. His latest tape ‘California Love’ hosted by Kendrick Lamar provides an insight into the rise of Kendricks career and the Westcoast Music scene.
With regular featured guest mixes on BBC Radio and Kiss London, Fricktion is also one of the first Non-US DJs to perform on Power 106 LA’s ‘The Jump Off Mix’. As a producer, he has collaborated and produced for the likes of RZA, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Noreaga, Talib Kweli and Styles P.
Endorsed by Legendary Westcoast artists Snoop Dogg and Xzibit, 'California Love' is a compilation which is a snapshot of the rise of Kendrick's career and the rise of the Westcoast Music Scene. Features insightful interviews, classic Westcoast songs from Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, N.W.A to 2pac and exclusively hosted by Kendrick Lamar.