Fred Again.. Gains Worldwide Acclaim for Historic Boiler Room Debut
It’s only been a week since Fred Again.. ’s debut Boiler Room set hit YouTube, yet it’s already reached over one million views, saturated countless social media feeds, and been widely celebrated as a night for the history books.
The London native used decks and controllers in an action-packed show that merged DJing with a live performance. The multi-genre set showcased Fred’s skills as a selector and kept a passionate crowd hovering dangerously close to the decks for over an hour. And even despite dancer-induced technical difficulties and people of Boiler Room rivaling Kaytranada’s much memed set, Fred threw down one for the books.
Particularly big crowd pleasers included an unreleased collaboration with Skrillex and another unreleased track featuring Skrillex, Four Tet, and Flowdan.
Fred Again.. – aka Fred Gibson – started his career after joining an a cappella group at Brian Eno’s studio in London. After impressing Eno with his production skills, Eno decided to mentor Gibson. By 2014, the two collaborated on Eno’s trilogy of albums alongside Underworld’s Karl Hyde.
Initially making a name for himself as a producer of chart-topping pop songs, Gibson later turned his attention toward creating solo material. He describes his music as ‘Actual Life,’ a trademark sound that utilizes vocals sourced from obscure YouTube clips to personal FaceTime conversations, iPhone video footage of half-remembered nights out, and more.
Fred again.. ’s debut solo single, “Kyle (I Found You),” featured a clip of one of his friends singing and arrived in 2019. In 2020, he landed Producer of the Year at the Brit Awards.
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