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KARL PILBROW | Guest Mix & Interview | SAT 9PM | KISS FM Australia

FRICTION welcomes KARL PILBROW as he joins James Beetham for a chat and guest mix this Saturday at 9pm. Karl is no stranger to the Melbourne scene, recently working behind the scenes on Vapour Recordings relaunch, James has a chat to Karl about the labels relaunch and a chat about the infamous Wildwood podcast series that Karl co-runs.

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KARL PILBROW

Karl Pilbrow’s passion and appreciation for music has been a lifelong affair. Originally coming from New Zealand, he moved to Melbourne in early 2012.

In the years following Karl began to experience the outdoor festival culture the city is renowned for, he could not help but fall in love with electronic music. This new-found affection took him to all parts of the globe, intent on learning more about the outdoor music culture, the communities involved, and most importantly… the music.

Fast forward to today and you’ll find one of the best exponents for Progressive House in Melbourne. Atmospheric, melodic, uplifting and groovy, Karl has dedicated himself to refining a sound that is true to himself and the music that inspires him.

In a career that only began three years ago Karl’s meteoric rise already seen many highlights. These include playing sunset on Sunset at Rainbow Serpent 2019, playing after Nick Warren (UK), warming up for Roger Martinez (NED), numerous sets at Burning Man 2017 and 2019 , performances at Babylon Festival and a residency with Melbourne outfit Coco Poco Loco.

Karl is also an integral part of community events company Wildwood, not only as a resident DJ but as an event manager and curator for Wildwood Podcast Series. This has produced the perfect creative outlet for both his music and his love for festival culture.

 

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Checkout KARL PILBROW’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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