Friction | SAT 9PM | Kiss FM Australia | PAUL HAZENDONK • Guest Mix & Interview

FRICTION changes its showtime to Saturdays at 9pm and after hitting the mark on the first Saturday edition B-tham welcomes PAUL HAZENDONK from Manual Music on this Saturday. Paul has a signature sound and his guest mix is sure to be unique, plus B-tham chats to him about all things label related and dives into the questions a lot of budding producers are eager to know. Tune in at 9pm this Saturday and have a read below about all the finer details on this weeks guest.

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Paul Hazendonk and his Manual Music record company are an essential part of the underground electronic music landscape. The kind and gentle Dutchman has been active as a label boss, deejay, and producer for nearly two decades, during which he performed in excess of 35 countries and has worked for labels such as Diynamic, Sudbeat, Einmusika, Kittball, Hope Recordings and Sony / Epic amongst countless others.


His independent record company Manual Music serves as a home for various record labels, several of which are headed by Paul himself. Deeply rooted in the electronic music scene, his company also takes care of the digital distribution-, label management-, promo- and publishing needs for numerous labels and artists.


In the earlier stages of his career, Paul honed and perfected his craft as a deejay through recidencies at various clubs, including the legendary Las Palmas in Rotterdam. He got asked to play his first international gigs aged only 19 years old, and hasn’t looked back ever since, considering the fact that he’s performed anywhere from North America to Asia and from Australia to through out the whole European continent.


Although over the years he’s perfected his own distinctive sound, it’s not easy to pin Paul down and stick any one particular genre tag on him. He’s an allround music aficionado first and foremost, who embraces the idea of a classic deejay, having total musical- and artistical freedom. His sound is characterized by warm basslines and melodies, but always with an infectious drive, often blending elements of both house- and techno music, also not shying away from the occasional sidestep into breakbeats or electronica.


Paul Hazendonk plays his DJ sets in the same way he’s running his record company; based on gut feel rather than being boxed in by fixed genres and trends. One thing is for certain: the vibe this true musical connaisseur radiates through his productions and deejay sets is always overflowing with true passion and love!


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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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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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