‘Undoubtedly delivers’ – RA
With releases on DFTD, Rinse, Dirtybird, PETS, Hypercolour, Method Records, a
Radio1 Essential Mix, Diverse DJ support from the likes Pete Tong, MistaJam,
Derrick Carter, Annie Mac, Oliver Heldens, Eats Everything and Carl Cox, plus a
wealth of remixes for the cream of modern music talent under his burgeoning belt,
Friend Within is one producer that’s proved consistently difficult to ignore since
bursting onto the scene in early 2013.
A ‘producer’s’ producer – Friend Within has spent the last 4 years consistently
delivering what is technically known as ‘bangers’ from early EP’s such as The
‘Renegade EP’ released on Method to the twisted Hypercolour release ‘The
Underground EP’. Always one to shy away from genres, lanes and boxes, the
mysterious Friend Within just wants to make House Music…that’s it.
2014 saw a notable collaboration with Disclosure on ‘The Mechanism’ soon
followed, and seemingly outlined Friend Within as the go-to-guy for underground
party music that’s licked with that commercial edge: a fact proven by Disclosure
inviting him to support them on their biggest ever UK headline shows to date. With
further support coming from a huge range of publications including RA, XLR8R,
Dancing Astronaut and Trap Magazine to name just a few, Friend Within took his
career to new heights with the launch of his very own imprint ‘He Loves you’- a
culmination of an incredibly varied back catalogue that has underpinned his unique
and genre-blurring take on house music – and oversaw its debut release for the
aptly named ‘The Label’. The launch of ‘He Loves You’ also coincided with a debut
headline sell out tour of the UK for ‘No Friends Within’ – a concept that took in five
cities in five days with sets that lasted five hours and more. With a touring diary that
has covered The Warehouse Project, Chibuku, XOYO, We Are FSTVL, Creamfields,
Parklife, Fabric plus key European cities and festivals, Friend Within has also
demonstrated his massively rising popularity with tours of Australia and the USA.
Counting performances on the heralded party that is The Holy Ship! and Mexico’s
Fast forward to 2017 and recently having released ‘Make Me Feel’ (Dirtybird) and
the quirky ’Get Dumb’ (DFTD) Friend Within is showing no signs of slowing down in
momentum with the summer smash with Kideko ‘Burnin’ Up’ (Rinse) gaining huge
support at Radio1 from Danny Howard / MistaJam / DJ Target and eventually
making its way to the Radio1 daytime Playlist…house music has never felt so good!