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There are multiple artists by the name of Friction:

1.) Friction was an early 90’s Midwest / band based out of Illinois from 1991 to 1994.

2.) DJ Friction (real name Ed Keeley) is a artist hailing from Brighton, United Kingdom. In 1998 Friction released his debut single Critical Mass under the name ‘Kinnetix’, attracting the attention of major labels. Soon he was releasing tracks on renowned labels such as Valve, Tru Playaz, Trouble On Vinyl, 31 Records, Hospital Records, Charge and Renegade Hardware alongside his own Shogun Audio imprint.

DJ Friction is regarded as one of the biggest DJs in the drum and bass scene, with an extremely fast rise to success in the last 5 years. Highly regarded for his various mix CDs and releases on labels like Hospital, Tru Playaz and Renegade Hardware. One of his biggest tracks was the “Back To Your Roots Remix” on Shogun Audio in 2007.

3.) Friction is an influential band from Japan, originally formed under the name Circle Triangle Square in 1971 as an music group, by bassist Reck, saxophonist Chico Hige, and drummer Sakuro Watanabe in Tokyo, Japan. In the mid 70’s, Reck and Chico went to the United States to perform, and ended up joining the Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, and later became the original members of James Chance & The Contortions before returning back to Japan.

Renaming Circle Triangle Square to form Friction, they recruited guitarist Tsunematsu Masatoshi, who had studied art at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts & Music. They released a live album and single in 1979, and their first studio album, Atsureki (軋轢, meaning ‘friction’ in Japanese) in 1980, produced by Ryuichi Sakamoto.

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