JYDN | INTERVIEW & GUEST MIX | FRICTION with B-THAM | WED 10PM

FRICTION welcomes JYDN from the infamous Melbourne crew RECOVERY COLLECTIVE. A crew that brings you those special moments that stay in your brain for a lifetime. Personally Kiss FM is very keen to see JYDN back in the studio.

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Caught up in some sort of deep emotional abstraction between House, Techno & Electronica. Inspired by the balance of dark and dreamy, melodic and rhythmic detail of artists such as Extrawelt, Stephan Bodzin, Recondite & Tale Of Us – all crafted to encapsulate the audience with the movement and nature of each musical enlightenment.

Jydn – recognised as one of one of the hardest working emerging artists of the dance music scene in Melbourne of the moment.

Co-founder of Recovery Collective. A forward thinking, local Melbourne-based movement with a creative visionary and an aim for providing a fresh educational vehicle within the electronic music community. By showcasing emerging artists and undiscovered sounds alike, constantly striving to increase awareness and appreciation for quality electronic music.

After working, living, playing and exploring at a range of locations and networks around the world in hotspots such as Ibiza, Amsterdam, Berlin and Portugal – this has allowed Jydn to develop a strong understanding and knowledge in a range of fields across the music industry including not only DJ’ing and music production, but also in the realm of event graphic, web and publication design, set/stage design, photojournalism, event management and more.

Now going into the fourth year of escaping the winter, determination to pay homage to the Australian scene over the summer seasons is what drives Jiayden to return back from his overseas expeditions each year. His previous involvement spans Australia wide with festivals such as Strawberry Fields, Rabbits Eat Lettuce, Rainbow Serpent, Babylon, Pitch Music & Arts, Earthcore and more.

His debut release was on the label after 3 years alongside label partner Amuze with the ‘Genesis EP’, to of which climbed quite high on the Beatport charts, #4 in Electronica, #6 in Techno and #23 overall. Following the success of their EP, they then embarked on the Bridging The Gap European Tour, running shows and playing parties in Lagos, Porto, Amsterdam and Berlin.

The next piece to come from the two honchos was their remix of Doppel’s Blacklight, featured on the Recovery Collective x Bassic Records Symbiosis VA collaborative compilation. The deep dark and progressive flip explores the realm of emotion through tangled synthesis and soundscapes, honouring a similar uplifting dream state as created in the original.

Turning Point, the latest record from Jydn as part of his contribution to Recovery Collective’s ALLIANCE compilation was released in March of 2018, alongside the whole label family. Here he explored different sounds and feelings into the one rather emotive and progressive composition.

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Check out last weeks episode below to keep you grooving until this Wed at 10pm, and remember to keep tuning into Friction every week as we welcome the following guests up to the Friction waves, including Andrew Wowk, Ben Not, Doppel, Charles Oliver, Christian Kerr, JPA, Kazuki, Lask, Mittens, Neil Smith, Timothy Weston.


 

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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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