Friction | Fri 10PM | Kiss FM Australia | SOMERSAULT • Guest Mix & Interview

FRICTION welcomes SOMERSAULT to the Kiss FM airwaves. Somersault has made a significant impression on his short time in Melbourne since he arrived early last year. Constantly playing across the country at Clubs and Festivals see’s him playing sets with a large amount of his own productions released on Bassic and many other worthy labels. Never setting his sights to far ahead already see’s him on his way to experience Berlin for the summer. Catch Somersault on Friction as we set him off on his Journey to Berlin.

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SOMERSAULT

(Bassic / Euca)

Somersault’s music is uncompromising. Heavily influenced by the shuffling rhythms of dark UK garage, atmospheric techno and deep melodic house, Somersault straddles the line between the delirious highs and murky lows, a sound that’s brought his unique sets to some of the most respected outdoor festivals and underground clubs across Australia.

The talented producer has come a long way from session guitarist to forging a signature brand of house, progressive and techno, receiving support from Be Svendsen, Felix Da Housecat, LTJ Bukem, Urmet K, Joseph Capriati, Joris Voorn, Laurent Garnier, Eelke Kleijn, Cid Inc, Max Graham, Oliver Schories, Armin van Buuren… the list goes on and on.

These releases call home a compelling list of labels international and Australian labels: Whoyostro, Innocent Music Deep, Suprematic, Bonzai Progressive, Bassic Records, Open Records, Upon Access, Subsonic Music, Unknown and Ugenius.

Through the ‘18/’19 summer Somersault warmed the floors playing directly before industry dons Sebastian Leger, Davi, Egbert, Secret Cinema and Kaiser Souzai, proving that heads are turning to this fast growing artist.

Somersault’s sizable DJ resume otherwise boasts performances at major Australian festivals Subsonic Music, Rabbits Eat Lettuce, Dragon Dreaming, Bohemian Beatfreaks and Elements, as well as famed Australian club brands S.A.S.H, Revolver Upstairs, Goodbar, Elsewhere, Capulet, Breakfast Club, Bloom, Circus Sundays, Tramp, My Aeon, Club 77, Something Else and Slyfox.

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Remember to keep tuning into Friction every week as we welcome weekly guests up to the Friction waves.

 

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B-tham

For east-coast Australian born B-tham, his profile has emulated an impressive array of progressive, deep and techno traits from day one with over a decade of experience. Notable around the country for his quality knowledge and solid dance floor contributions, the underground electronic devotee reigns an incredible reputation within the industry. Having also curated his record label business Late Night Music alongside Kazuki who together keep enthusiasts alive with solid music and a history of Dept of Late Nights events, B-tham is delivering electric quality to the scene. Delivering a catalogue of forefront tunes from clubs to the stage, the B-tham name has engaged an enviable list of top bill spots and support shows for Robert Babicz, Dubfire, Nicole Moudaber, Henry Saiz, Nick Curly and more. He has graced stages at Subsonic, Rabbits Eat Lettuce, Burning Seed and Electric Gardens while stepping behind at the booth at iconic clubs from Melbourne’s Revolver, Circus and Breakfast Club to Dragonfruit in Brisbane, WeLove and SASH in Sydney and Canberra’s Mr Wolf. Early 2018 also saw B-tham invited to play the Melbourne show upon the Circo Loco summer tour. Keeping those progressive, deep tech and all round underground electronic fans rolling, B-tham has spent a heavy part of his career on radio and in studio production, striving to bring pioneering music to the masses at Raw FM, Energy FM, with a current residency at Kiss FM with his Friction show, along with an array of remixes and original releases. With summer on the way, also comes the highly anticipated ‘Thanks Atum’ release via his label Late Night Music and his unofficial remix of Massive Attack’s ‘Unfinished Sympathy’ gaining support from pioneers Chris Fortier, Be Svendsen, Robert Babicz, Jamie Stevens and more, setting up the 2018/2019 festival season just nicely.

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