Fricktion’s DJ career started at the age of 13 after being influenced by DJ Jazzy Jeff. From Winning ‘Best Mixtape DJ’ in the UK, producing records for Hip Hop legends such as RZA and Raekwon to performing at prestigious celebrity parties, Fricktion is highly regarded as one of the UK’s Veteran Club DJs with a career spanning over 18 years.
With extensive knowledge of various genres of music, spanning over a number of decades, Fricktion specialises in a Multi-Genre DJ style and has consistently showcased his technical ability to please crowds at a number of Westend London Residencies, Corporate Events and Afterparties at prestigious venues across the globe including Wireless Festival, London’s – The Cuckoo Club, The Rose Club, Supperclub (LA), Teddy’s (Roosevelt – LA), Amika (Dubai), Ministry of Sound and Club Nikki (Las Vegas).
Through his strong reputation and skillset, he has performed exclusively at private parties attended by the likes of Rihanna, Mick Jagger, Bradley Cooper, Russell Peters and sports stars such as David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo, Amir Khan and the LA Lakers. He has also supported a number of artists in concert whilst DJing on stage such as Nicki Minaj, Trey Songz, Game, Rick Ross, J. Cole, Rakim, Tyga, Wu- Tang Clan, Busta Rhymes and Bruno Mars.
Having been voted the ‘UK’s Best Mixtape DJ’ in the UK OMA’s. Fricktion has collaborated on Mixtapes hosted by the likes of Wu-Tang Clan, Kendrick Lamar, Rakim, The Hodgetwins, Joe and Big Sean.
Fricktion’s breakthrough Mixtape “The Golden Chamber Mixtape” hosted by all members of the infamous Wu-Tang Clan has received over 300,000 downloads to date since it’s release in 2009 and flawless reviews by rap critics from the likes of XXL Magazine, Rap Radar (Elliott Wilson) and Hip Hop DX to name just a few. His latest tape ‘California Love’ hosted by Kendrick Lamar provides a snapshot of the rise of Kendrick’s career and the Westcoast Music scene.
With regular featured guest mixes on BBC Radio and Kiss London, he 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.
Keeping close ties as part of RZA’s musical family, Fricktion was also responsible for orchestrating the collaboration between West Coast Rap Artist Kendrick Lamar and RZA for Lamar’s hit Section 80 LP. Lamar said in an interview with Complex Magazine “I been talking back and forth with my dude DJ Fricktion and he was sitting on some RZA vocals and let me flip them for Ronald Reagan Era!”
'California Love' is a compilation snapshot of the rise of Kendricks career and the rise of the Westcoast Music scene with insightful interviews, classic Westcoast songs from Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, N.W.A to 2pac and exclusively hosted by Kendrick Lamar.