Born in Minneapolis USA, the legendary Freddy Fresh is one of the most respected DJs and music producers in the global electronic music scene. His far reaching career in both the underground New York hip hop and the modern techno scenes has catapulted him to stratospheric heights..
Although growing up listening to Gothic rock and new-wave, a trip to the Bronx, New York in 1984 introduced him to the hip hop scene which started him collecting DJ tapes and records. His love of music then led him to constructing his own studio, collecting numerous analog and modular synthesizers.
In 1992, after releasing debut singles on Nu Groove and Experimental, Fresh’s first record label, Analog Recods USA was formed and grew to include numerous imprints including: Analog UK, Butter Beat Records, Electric Music Foundation, Socket, Stark Ravin’ Records and Boriqua. These labels seen many releases from the likes of Thomas Heckmann, Tim Taylor, Cari Lekibusch and Biochip C.
He also formed a collectors label specializing in 45 rpm singles called Howlin’ Records and has released over 35 singles and four albums through that outlet.
As a producer Freddy has recorded on over 100 independent labels and for major players such as Sony and Virgin scoring two international hits ‘Badder Badder Schwing’ feat. Fatboy Slim and ‘What Is It.’ His songs have also featured on TV shows, commercials and films such as MTV, Pimpin’ My Ride, Adidas, Madagascar and Austin Powers – Goldmember. His remix credits include songs for KRS1, Eminem and Heaven 17 among others.
Freddy’s appeared on 100’s of radio shows and television programs worldwide and performed all over the world in clubs and festivals including Glastonbury and Creamfields, sharing stages with the likes of Bjork, Daft Punk, Metallica and Grandmaster Flash.
In 2004 Freddy released the reference book entitled ‘Freddy Fresh Presents The Rap Records’ which covers the history of the early independent “old school” rap scene and provides an extensive catalogue of rap releases from 1979 to 1989. The book won the journalism awards in the U.S. and is recognised as the only reference book on the subject which features over 740 pages with more than 2500 colour photographs.