Who is Friend Within? With releases on Dirtybird and PETS and remixes for the cream of modern music talent such as Fenech-Soler and Mausi already under his burgeoning belt, this is one producer already impossible to pigeonhole and difficult to ignore since bursting onto the scene in early 2013. Seemingly arriving from nowhere, Friend Within has made a lot of friends in a very short space of time. From guesting on T.Williams Rinse FM show to radio plays by Skream & Benga, Annie Mac, B Traits, Mistajam, DJ Cameo and Monki as well as having already DJ’ed in pretty much every major city in the UK, there’s no denying the dent this mysterious producer has made. With further support coming from RA, XLR8R, Dancing Astronaut and Trap Magazine to name just a few, Friend Within has been living up to his name following an invitation to feature on the ‘Monki & Friends’ Red Bull collaboration project. Working alongside Karma Kid and Yasmin, their track ‘Feeling (So Special)’ blends the best of all three artists in a bona fide summer anthem that’s already picking up serious radio, DJ and online love even before it’s available as a free download via the Red Bull Studios website (out now). Friend Within is gearing up for his forthcoming EP on Hypercolour in mid-June, plus a release on Disclosure’s own Method Music imprint with the colossal ‘Renegade Master’ refix that’s been hammered by everyone and continues to build anticipation going into the festival season. Despite already having had a hugely successful career in a past life, Friend Within is about to do the near-impossible and make it two.
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