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Friction has set up a ‘meet and greet’ competition ahead of his huge Elevate event on February 1 at Village Underground, London. Complete with VIP tickets and a few free pre-show drinks, it’s a unique competition for all Friction fans. And you can enter it right here.
“I’ve never done a meet and greet before!” he laughs. “I have no clue what to expect. What’s great about drum & bass is that the fanbase is so enthusiastic. We’ve got the most passionate fans in music, full stop. They love the music and so protective of drum & bass. So I know I’m guaranteed a good chat whoever wins.”
His only hope is that you don’t open the conversation with any Tottenham hype. Besides that, you can ask him and his right-hand-MC Linguistics anything… And you can be sure of a good chatter. Learn some ancient D&B secrets, discuss Arsenal’s prospects for 2014 or even share cooking tips. Conversations with Radio1’s premier drum & bass ambassador are endless.
But who would Friction like to meet and greet? If he could meet any person from any period of time, who it would be and why? That’s what we asked the Shogun bossman. And this is what he said…
“Most people know I’m a massive Arsenal fan. Arsene has been their longest-running manager and is a total legend. In terms of football he’s a professor but he’s also remarkably intelligent; he speaks about 15 languages, he’s got a degree in economics, he was the manager of the invincibles team with Thierry Henry and all them. He’s just a massive hero! I haven’t got a clue what I’d say to him at first. The first question would have to be something special and not stupid at all. I’d just be in awe!”
“Who wouldn’t have wanted to meet this man? No one comes close in terms of life journeys and how he dealt with challenges that he was thrown. He changed a completely ridiculous situation in South Africa and did so after being imprisoned for over 20 years. How did he do that with such inspirational integrity? Such a progressive humanitarian, I would have loved to meet him and learn from him.”
“Not just an inspiring man, but also a really complex personality. No one will ever know the full story, and I’d love to get some answers and just try and understand him and his unique life. I think the Bad/Moonwalker era Michael Jackson would’ve been the best time to meet him. When he was at the peak of his powers. There are so many things I’d like to ask him about his music like how it worked between him and Quincy Jones. The music from that period in his career was so influential on all of us, I’d love to know more!”
Now you know Friction’s heroes, know this:
Elevate takes place at Village Underground London on Saturday February 1. Koan Sound, Rockwell and Dimension will be joining Friction to ensure a full spectrum, no boundaries sonic assault. Held in conjunction with Drum&BassArena, we guarantee this will be a party of legendary proportions!
Full event details and tickets can be found right here.