Freshold

Freshold has worked his magic with a list of legends, from George Duke to Jimmy Screech, Subsource to Natalie Appleton, Roots Manuva to Ashley Slater; recieving support from Norman Cook, Annie Nightingale, Eddy Temple Morris, The Cuban Brothers, Nerm, Jay Cunning, with airplay from Radio 1, XFM, 1Xtra and Kiss 100 respectively.

His diversity is displayed from the Bass Driven Electronica of his work as Freshold and collaborations with Retrix, over to the Funk Fuelled Modern Motown of his Crooklyn Static project, gaining interest from Southern Fried Records, Rob Da Bank, and Sunday Best. Currently a resident at Shindig, the UK's largest underground rave, other bookings include Ministry Of Sound, Turnmills, SeOne, Coronet, Colosseum, Concorde2, The Fridge, Mass, and festivals such as Glade, Secret Garden Party, Boomtown, Waveform, Glastonbury, going in on a back to back session with Skrillex and Caspa for Keith Flint's birthday backstage party at a Prodigy concert in Serbia, and of course, Guilfest!

He has loved and lived in Guildford for nearly 20 years now, and for that time has tirelessly ploughed his love back into the community. He's enjoyed working with youth projects such as Club Empire and the Empire Training Initiative, and DJing in his teens at every Under 18's event in Guildford and the surrounding areas including charity performances such as the local Drugs Awareness Day at Henley Fort. Organising events with the Coalition Of Guildford such as the Ambient Picnic has fuelled his desire to help the environment, and later experiences as an organiser for Greener Festival winning Waveform has taken this from strength to strength. Through connections at Waveform he was also able to assist with the management of the Archangel Artist Agency and Archangel UK, enabling him to help local acts such as Far Too Loud, Subsource, Mr Smith, Hedflux and others get profile and bookings. More recently he took on the role as Breakbeat Line Manager for Kane FM, and quickly progressed to take on the position of Station Manager, and together he and the team took them from Ofcom proposal stage, to a fully licensed FM radio station, building the team, the processes, and the physical studio you see today. Whilst presenting his drive time radio shows he gave many local artists, comedians, writers, education and health workers, cultural supporters and outlets, events organisers and community figures a medium with which to engage with a wider audience, however he also saw a way to help local musicians even more. He donated the majority of the programming time for the Electronica Stage at Waveform Festival to Kane FM, and in doing so was able to offer a platform to an incredible amount of acts from the Guildford Community, at various UK festival locations over several years. Even that wasn't enough, and his most recent festival organisational act was to combine the jaw dropping live acts, decor and visuals of the Om Bongo stage (organised by Guilfest's very own Ade Goldsmith), and the exceptional DJs and audio production of The Electronica Stage, to create an entirely new experience.

This has led to a production, programming style and bookings never seen before, and yet another vessel to show the world what Guildford is made of. Be ready for, Contender Corner.

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