FRICTION welcomes CHARLES OLIVER from COMPATIBLE MUSIC. Charles is no stranger to the Melbourne scene and is a favourite on the local bookings, we at Kiss FM are interested to see what he brings for the Wed night set on Friction.

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(Compatible Music)

Charles Oliver is without a doubt one of Australia’s most exciting breakthrough talents right now. His music and performances are thick with power and journey, fusing his love of complex analog synthesis, crunchy hypnotic Techno, blending with tribalistic House rhythms.

From the young age of 23, Charles has had a slingshot trajectory, giving him the opportunity to perform at some of the most recognised Australian Clubs, Events and Festivals. Highlights include – Rainbow Serpent Festival, Bohemian Beat Freaks, Babylon Festival and Earth Festival to name a few. Oliver’s debut EP ‘Heights’, hit the Top 10 Techno Chart & Top 100 on Beatport Globally. The EP has gained some special support from artists such as Laurent Garnier, Danny Tenaglia, Len Faki, Secret Cinema and strong Australian Artists such as Anthony Pappa & Jamie Stevens.

Oliver’s second Single, ‘Fragility’ – a twisted, hypnotic, techno infused breakbeat – was featured as the #1 Top Track on Choon’s front page after 2 days of being released.

2018 is already huge for Charles Oliver, debuting a peak-time performance at Australia’s renowned Rainbow Serpent Festival. Onwards, 2019 brings International Festival Dates locked-in, collaborations with some of the A-List names in Techno & House, and several forthcoming EP’s to be dropped – showcasing his finest work yet.

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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, Christian Kerr, Dave Juric, Fütwerk, Lask, Mittens, Suki.

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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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