‘Dread At The Controls’ blurred the lines between funky and dubstep and received response like :
“This is killer!” - General Midi
“Awesome future dread bizness!!!” - Kid Kenobi
“Loving drum play, proper sub business!” - Jay Cunning
“Slamming !” - ill.Gates
“Big Tunes >>>> FYArrrrR !!!!” - Pathaan iDJ
The Remixes include bass producer Culprate from the UK hot on the heals of his successful ‘5 Star EP’ , Greg Reve following the success of his ‘Unveiled EP’, an emerging Glitch Hop star on the Headtron roster, namely Sugarpill and west coast Acid Crunk maestro’s LowRIDERz (An-ten-nae & DJ Laura).
The result if four flavors of bass driven music with drastically different directions and tempo’s, but all of them slamming in the their own way.
Born in Fiji, raised in New Zealand and forged in the dance music revolution of London in 90’s London, FreQ Nasty started his career in 1998 on the seminal UK label Botchit & Scarper, moving to SKINT Records in 2003. He went on to release a slew of cutting-edge records, collaborating with and remixing a diverse range of artists including Fatboy Slim, Kelis, KRS One, Roots Manuva, Rodney P, Bassnectar, and Reggae legend Junior Delgado.
2008 saw the release of “Creator”, his crossover hit collaboration with MIA producer Switch and NYC hipster Santogold, and the ground breaking FABRICLIVE 42 mix CD, which was picked as DJ Magazine’s compilation of the month. He is one of Burning Man festival’s most loved DJs, where he brings his signature mix of drumstep, glitch-hop, dubstep, and all things Bass heavy every year.
Early 2011 saw the release of "Dread at the Controls" on California's cutting edge bass music label, Muti Music, which launched the 17-city Monsters of Bass tour with Marty Party and Opiuo. In December, FreQ’s ‘Low FreQuency Pureland EP’ dropped, and was selected by DJ Mag as the MoneyShot release for December, receiving a 10 out of 10 rating.
With the cutting-edge re-design of his website, launch of his new label, FreQ Nasty Recordings, and upcoming studio collaborations with UK’s Si Begg and Virus Syndicate, California’s Bassnectar, and Canada’s Knight Riderz, FreQ is making a powerful entry into 2012.
In spring we’ll see the release of the “Bon Merde” EP on New York’s High Chai Recordings with remixes by FS, Liquid Stranger, Knight Riderz, and B.R.E.E.D., and FreQ’s “Dread at the Controlz” remix EP on Muti Music - featuring Culprate, LowRiderz, Greg Reve, and Sugarpill, all leading up to a summer festival season including appearances at Glade Festival and Secret Garden Party in the UK, and Symbiosis in the US.