GMJ | Guest Mix & Interview | SAT 9PM | KISS FM Australia

FRICTION welcomes one of Melbourne and Australia’s best progressive prodcuers GMJ. We’ve got plenty to talk about on this episode, with a recent release on Mango Alley, plus the newly born label Meanwhile recording which is owned by GMJ.

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GMJ BIOGRAPHY

( MEANWHILE / PROTON / BALANCE / SUDBEAT )

 

Gavin Griffin, also known as GMJ, has been a prominent figure in underground electronic dance music for over two decades.

Forging a successful career as a DJ, event organiser and producer, Gavin is a pioneering force in the Melbourne scene and has performed in all corners of the globe.

Playing alongside some of the world’s leading names in deep house and progressive, it was natural that Gavin would one day bring his passion for hypnotic soundscapes and deep grooves to the studio setting. In 2007, the GMJ project was born and he has since released on iconic recording imprints including Proton Music, Replug, Sudbeat, Anjuna Deep, Particles, Parquet, Balance Music, Baroque, Balkan Connection, Iboga, onedotsixtwo, Open Records and many more.

Spacious yet powerful, the GMJ sound has been supported by names like Hernan Cattaneo, Cid Inc, Guy J, Nick Warren, Jeremy Olander, Dave Seamen, John Digweed, Dousk, Eelke Klein and Kasey Taylor, and regularly features on the front pages & charts of the world’s biggest dance music retailer Beatport.com.

2016 saw GMJ’s standing within the upper echelons of global progressive house confirmed with a nomination in the best of Beatport awards, and his monthly radio show “Future Memory” beginning & regularly featuring at the upper end of the charts on Proton Radio.

Late 2017 & early 2018 saw tours to London & Sri Lanka highlighting a busy schedule which has continued with gigs alongside close friend & collaborator Matter, amongst appearances with Nick Warren & the legendary Rainbow Serpent Festival.

Last year saw the bar raised to new heights with a collaborative release on Balance Music, and highly acclaimed sets for progressive astronaut events in London & Replug records at ADE alongside Matter setting the standard for a continuously evolving picture into future sound.

In recent times the birth of the new label “meanwhile” with Matter signals a new dawn into an exciting journey featuring individual & collaborative releases, alongside some of the worlds finest.

June 2020 marked a personal first with the GMJ remix of fellow Melburninan Eric Lune’s seminal track “embers” reaching the beatport top 10; To the Stars!

 

Checkout GMJ’s SoundCloud 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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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, Elements. Rabbits Eat Lettuce, Burning Seed and Electric Gardens while stepping behind 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, has B-tham on multiple works with his most recent remix for Mønarch which gained support from Subandrio. Prepping for the Spring, B-tham is remixing Australian Icon Mark Dynamix with his label partner Kazuki, along with B-tham completing a remix for Fourthstate to be released late Spring. Summer sees B-tham releasing a 3 track EP with Late Night Music, including some special guests on the release. With support for his productions having already been gained from pioneering artists Bog, Lonya, Nick Varon, Cevin Fisher, Audiojack, Chris Fortier, Danny Lloyd, Tjerk Coers, Nikko Z and more.

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