Having always held an interest in music, Frank’s real passion began when he heard i-F’s “Mixed up in Hague Vol.1” in 2002. The surging vocals, driving arrpegiated beats and catchy melodies all had him hooked. However it wasn’t until 2008, after catching the bass-weight bug at nights like DMZ and FWD, that he started DJ’ing garage and dubstep, but subsequently buying up all the old disco and italo records that had previously made such an impression on him.
This solid base of early dubstep, UK garage and Italo disco allowed Frank to branch out, discovering the sounds of Chicago, New York and Detroit, as well as some of the most influential pioneers in electronic music from Europe. Building up from the past and gaining a better understanding of the roots of house, disco and techno continues to fuel Frank’s passion for discovering contemporary music drawing from the same inspirational pool. He still buys records every week and continues to play at local underground nights ever month.
In terms of DJ sets, Frank keeps it as interesting as possible, not only for himself but for the audience. Interspersing the traditional 4/4 beat pattern of house and techno with the off-step beats of electro or UKG never fails to inject energy into a dance-floor, an energy which is fed into every set Frank plays. Whether its house, techno or disco, the big bass of Miami electro or the two-step shuffle of garage, Frank is skilled at mixing and blending genres together. His main focus is to keep it relatively varied, and deliver music to people that they either haven’t heard before or sparks a memory which causes them to go home and start digging again. His purpose as a DJ is to make sure people have fun, dance and hopefully discover some new music.
Frank has held residencies at House Night Society at Dalston Superstore, The Nest in Dalston and Breakfast Club, a monthly after-hours running in various spots around London. He also co-runs his own party, Square Root, in a unit space in East London.