Leading by example, Ed Keeley, Shogun Audio founder, more commonly known as Friction, will be taking over RoXX on 17th October in a headline DJ slot, supported by Rockwell, Joe Ford and special guest DJ Marky. Since its birth in 2004 Shogun Audio has quickly risen to become one of the juggernauts of Drum and Bass boasting releases from talent such as Spor, Noisia, Icicle and of course Friction himself. This event will be part of their ten year anniversary celebrations!
Whilst running Shogun Audio, Friction has made a name for himself in both the mainstream and underground after collaborations with the likes of Example and Skream. Thanks to a tenancy as the presenter of BBC Radio 1’s Drum and Bass show, Friction has risen to become one of the most well-known taste-makers in the scene.
One of Shogun Audio’s most recent acquisitions, Rockwell is praised for his eclectic taste and distinctively original sound; a perfect combination in any set. He’ll be joining 21-year-old Joe Ford on the lineup. Joe Ford is wasting no time in establishing himself, having earnt a number one spot on Beatport’s Dubstep chart with his “Mission” EP and over one million views across his first three tracks uploaded to UKF. Alongside the Shogun Audio crew, Brazilian born DJ Marky will be adding flavour to the mix with his own picks of the finest Drum and Bass.
In 2012 the combined efforts of Radio 1 regular Shadow Child and the rising house stars Kry Wolf amalgamated in the emergence of Food Music, launching the label with the release of Shadowchild’s EP ’23’. Both acts, integral to founding and driving the Food Music ethos will be in attendance to host their label takeover at Warehouse Southampton in November, supported by Eli & Fur. The precise date will be revealed next week as part of a Food Music national tour. Here’s what Ryan Keary (DBP) has to say about the booking:
We’ve teamed up with Treatment to secure this show and we’re really looking forward to working with them. Food Music is a fantastic up and coming label who’ve been snapping up some of the best new producers that the UK has to offer, it’s a privilege to be involved with their tour.
We’re excited to be bringing Shadow Child back to town after he smashed the Solent Freshers’ Ball last year. His sets never disappoint and his recent releases and remixes have been ridiculous. The Kry Wolf lads are seriously talented so its an honour to have them play for us, especially considering the calibre of the nights that they’ve run themselves in the past!
It was an easy choice to say yes when we were offered Eli & Fur too. Their fresh new sound will compliment the rest of the lineup perfectly.
Holding down a residency on Rinse FM and securing a place on Radio 1 as part of the In New DJs We Trust initiative, Shadow Child has garnered plenty of respect from his peers and listeners alike. Equally skilled as a producer Shadow Child also boasts a prolific output of records on the likes of Moda Black, Dim Mak, and Dirtybird.
Consisting of Bill Francis and Lewis Darvil, Kry Wolf are no strangers to throwing parties on the South Coast, having built their reputation leading their innovative nightlife brand Sumo, prior to Food Music. Female producer duo Eli & Fur have recieved stellar reactions to their debut releases on their own NYX imprint and are poised for even bigger things with the launch of their own London club night under the same brand, to promote new, up and coming underground music.
Tickets for both Shogun Audio at RoXX and Food Music at Warehouse Southampton will be available via DBP on the 17th August. Prices will start at £8.