FRICTION welcomes world renowned artist ANTHONY PAPPA from GLOBAL UNDERGROUND. Anthony brings a certain flavour and excitement to all his performances and B-tham is stepping out of the way and letting Sir Pappa take over the Kiss airwaves for a full 2 hours on the 14th of November at 10pm.

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Long renowned for his passion, dedication & flawless mixing and marathon DJ sets, and having just been voted 75th of all time best DJ of in the world (voted ahead of current superstars such as Swedish House Mafia, Avicii, Afrojack and Arman van Helden) by Dash Berlin World, Anthony Pappa’s unique trademark defining “track selection, journey build, & precision mixing skills” coupled with his overall way of making things just pop has seen him become one of Australia’s most successful DJ exports.

Originally from Melbourne, Anthony’s DJ career began at the age of 15 where he won the DMC mixing championship. At the age of 20, due frustrated at being halfway around the world from where the music he loved was happening, he moved to the UK’s capital, London, to follow his passion & love of music & Djing. The move was not in vain as it wasn’t long before his talents were picked up by a core group of the UK’s biggest DJ’s who together & forged a strong squad of players that would shape the sounds that have been constantly evolving and always pushing the boundaries over the last two decades and will continue to do so for many years to come by Anthony & others alike.

To date, having a history of 30 years within the electronic music industry (clubs, festivals, parties) and having world renowned B4Bookings Agency by Anthony’s side, standing alongside fellow DJ’s the likes of Davide Squillace, Marco Carola, Slam & Paco Osuna to name but a few, he has forged constant touring & success throughout South America, Mexico, Europe & Australia. With various tours seeing him, in one year, having a touring schedule including just over 100 performances at various clubs and festivals over the globe he never disappoints his fans.

Alongside DJing & continuing to build a reputation for his un-parallel mixing skills, set programming plus the ability to adapt to whatever club environment he finds himself in, Production was & is still is key to Anthony’s success. His use of musical knowledge of chord structures and melodic phrasing to make sure everything is mixed in key is evident in every track he seamlessly blends / mixes together.

Key tracks produced include: with high profile releases including his massive collaboration with King Unique called “Vamoosh” released on Bedrock and long time classic Freefall “Skydive” on Stress Records which was UK/European number 1 hit single in the charts.

With numerous club anthem singles, remixes plus 6 mix compilations (2 at 200,000 + in sales) he has been released on labels including Sony/BMG, Platipus Records, System Recordings, EQ (Grey), Darkbeat Recordings ‘Darkbeat 10th Anniversary  Collection’ and most notably on Boxed Global Underground Nubreed series.

Mixed compilations for Renaissance and was the first DJ to be selected for the Global Underground Nu Breed series which saw him, play over 70 cities around the world and amass sales of over 50,000 copies of the release. Anthony has also done mixes for the cover mount CD for DJ Mag’s coveted Top 100 DJ’s edition receiving high praise from all the big hitters and industry professionals alike.

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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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