Born in Fiji, raised in New Zealand and forged in the dance music revolution of 90?s London, FreQ Nasty started his career in 1998 on the seminal UK label Botchit & Scarper, moving to SKINT Records in 2003. He went on to release a slew of cutting-edge records, collaborating with and remixing a diverse range of artists including Fatboy Slim, Kelis, KRS One, Roots Manuva, Rodney P, Bassnectar, and Reggae legend Junior Delgado.
2008 saw the release of ‘Creator’, his crossover hit collaboration with MIA producer Switch and NYC hipster Santogold, and the ground breaking FABRICLIVE 42 mix CD, which was picked as DJ Magazine’s compilation of the month, as well as the launch of his website, Giveback, which used music to raise money and awareness for causes in Tibet, Ethiopia, Haiti and more.
He is one of Burning Man festival’s most loved DJs, where he brings his signature mix of drumstep, glitch-hop, dubstep, and all things Bass heavy over the past 12 years.
After taking 3 years out to study, 2011 saw his return to the studio chair with the release of “Dread at the Controls” on California’s cutting edge bass music label, Muti Music, which launched the 17-city Monsters of Bass tour with Marty Party and Opiuo. In December, FreQ’s ‘Low FreQuency Pureland EP’ dropped, and was selected by DJ Mag as the MoneyShot release for December, receiving a 10 out of 10 rating.