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ANTHONY PAPPA | Interview & Guestmix | FRICTION | SAT 9PM

FRICTION welcomes one of Melbourne’s chiefs of the scene, Mr. Anthony Pappa. Anthony is a true fire that burns at the soul of Melbourne’s scene, endlessly supporting people across the globe through the lockdowns with his streams and recently having performed at the Return to Rio launch party in Sydney. James Beetham chats with Anthony this Saturday on Friction at 9pm.

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ANTHONY PAPPA

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 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 35 years within the electronic music industry (clubs, festivals, parties) and having world renowned Origin Agency and Poster Child Agentyby Anthony’s side, 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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Checkout ANTHONY PAPPA’s SoundCloud & Facebook below

 

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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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James Beetham

For east-coast Australian born James Beetham, his profile has emulated an impressive array of progressive, deep and techno traits that have evolved from a hard trance beginning, in an evolution that has spanned 15+ years. Notable around Australia 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, James is an electric quality to the scene. Keeping his sound progressive, with a deep tech infusion. James Beetham has an array of remixes and original releases with support for his studio productions having already been gained from pioneering artists Subandrio, Bog, Lonya, Nick Varon, Cevin Fisher, Audiojack, Chris Fortier, Danny Lloyd, Tjerk Coers, Nikko Z and more. James Beetham has spent a heavy part of his career on radio and in studio production, striving to bring pioneering music to the masses with a current residency at Australia’s Kiss FM with his Friction show and 10+ years experience hosting on FM radio Delivering a catalogue of forefront tunes from clubs to the stage, James Beetham has engaged an enviable list of top bill spots and support shows for Robert Babicz, Sebastian Leger, Dubfire, Nicole Moudaber, Henry Saiz, Nick Curly and more. He has graced festival stages at Subsonic, Elements. Rabbits Eat Lettuce, Burning Seed and Electric Gardens while stepping behind the booth at iconic clubs across his home country.

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