SHANNON BRIGGS | INTERVIEW & GUEST MIX | FRICTION with B-THAM | WED 10PM

Friction welcomes into the studio Shannon Briggs. Recently returning from the US, Shannon has some fresh tracks he is ready to show Australia. Plus Shannon is coming into the studio so we are having a little chat with him, to see whats happening in the world of Briggs.

Shannon Briggs has established himself as one of Melbourne’s leading taste makers. Having worked as booker at Australia’s Revolver Upstairs as well as sister venue Boney alongside Henry Who, his accomplishments outweigh his short time in the scene. Having started by establishing Trust Events & Touring with fellow DJ Viktor, the two are well known party starters, throwing infamous Trust events around Melbourne including a bi-monthly residency in Revolver Upstair’s front bar, known infamously as ‘Trust In Revolver.’

As a DJ Shannon’s sound is a revisionist and narcotic blend of house, techno and disco. Known for it’s unpredictability and crate digging mentality, it has seen him hold down coveted residencies as well as support an impressive rap sheet of international guests. These include Toro y Moi, Delta Funktionen, Peggy Gou, Michael Mayer, Matthias, !!! (Chk Chk Chk), Terry Francis, Jacques Renault, Kolsch, Zhu, Mr C, Mister Saturday Night and a memorable back to back set with The Revenge and Post Percy at his weekly rave Loomer (to name a few).

As well as playing at resident clubs Boney and Revolver, Shannon has played internationally at clubs Glow, Bangkok, Octava, Bogotá (Colombia) and Kerfuffle, Cambodia. Local festival sets include Babylon Festival and Earthcore alongside well received appearances at Melbourne’s Monday day party The Breakfast Club, plus appearances at virtually every underground club in Melbourne.

Always championing the original rave ethos of creativity and hendonsim in electronic music, his biggest influences include Kerri Chandler, Aphex Twin, Rebolledo, Don Carlos, Miss Kittin, Reeko and locals Spacey Space and Francis Inferno Orchestra. Known for supporting established names as well as emerging talent, Shannon is fast building a reputation for his fearless approach to DJing.

Are you ready for Shannon to show you how it’s done? Tune in on Wed at 10pm and check out the latest episode below while your waiting!

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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, 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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