Middlelands 2017: My First Festival Camping Experience
May 22, 2017
May 22, 2017
People are getting increasingly excited about Phoenix Lights Festival, including me, leading us to this week’s DJ To Watch: Dr. Fresch. Having also played at the festival last year, Dr. Fresch returns for our third year of Phoenix Lights Festival, and the biggest one to play B2B with hometown hero Bijou on Saturday April 8th. If last Sunday was any indication to how well these two gangsta house G’s will perform together at Phoenix Lights, then it’s safe to bet that a Dr. Fresch B2B Bijou set will definitely be one for the books; you won’t want to miss this!
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Dr. Fresch is a Los Angeles based producer dealing your prescriptions in the form of a viral mix series where he brings on his fellow artists for an hour long session. Each installment features a 30 minute Dr. Fresch mix in addition to a 30 minute set by the guest artist. Over the summer of 2015, Dr. Fresch launched his viral mix series “The Prescription,” and just last month he released his 22nd episode with guest Jace Mek. He has come a long way from when he started producing back in 2008, and has definitely learned a few things on the way from his industry experience. He tells fans to never give up on their dreams, even if at first they don’t succeed. Following your dream may not fully support yourself at first, or even for a few years, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have the talent to make it happen for yourself in the future. Dr. Fresch himself didn’t get to quit his side until 2015, when he also started The Prescription, even though he had already found success as a DJ for a couple years by then.
I started producing in 2008 and didn't get to quit my side job until Jan 2015. Keep hustling, you can do whatever you set your mind to.
— 🤓 DR. FRESCH 🤓 (@DrFresch) February 27, 2017
Dr. Fresch is proof that if you work hard, and keep up the hustle, you can do whatever you set your mind to. Even though he started producing back in 2008, Tony didn’t launch the Dr. Fresch brand until 2012 after dropping official remixes via Dim Mak Records, Big Mamas House Records, and Prep School Recordings. He later secured a slot as resident DJ for Dim Mak, Steve Aoki’s imprint in 2013, when he also won the chance to perform at Nocturnal Wonderland in San Bernardino, California, through Insomniac‘s Discovery Project competition available to all aspiring DJs and producers. Following his performance at Nocturnal Wonderland, Dr. Fresch went on to release his debut EP, and ever since Tony Fresch has continued to gain serious momentum in the dance music industry, quickly solidifying himself as one of the most unique emerging artists in electronic dance music.
“Ben and I have been talking about collabing forever, and agreed that when we did it had to be the perfect representation of G-House, in its highest form. A couple months ago Ben came to me with the idea of working with the vocals from “Hello,” and I knew immediately that this was the perfect concept for our collab. I’m so happy with how the track turned out, it’s been destroying in my sets lately and think we accomplished exactly we set out to do… hopefully we get some fuckin’ thanks for it.” – Dr. Fresch
“This collab with Tony has been a long time coming, and we both agreed when the right idea came along we had to execute it precisely. Both with a west coast influence in music we knew the “Hello” vocals would settle nicely into a proper G-House track. I couldn’t be happier with the final outcome of this record as its my proudest final cut to date.” – Bijou