29 марта 1963 (возраст 60)
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, США
Frederick Schmid aka Freddy Fresh is among the most active and prolific American underground dance music artists, having released more than a hundred records on dozens of different labels worldwide . Fresh’s name is more often associated with the London UK scene, to which he relocated in the late ’90s after having top 40 chart success with 2 of his songs.
In addition to a growing stateside audience, Fresh is also one of the few contemporary non-detroit techno/electro musicians to have a strong European following. Although Freddy’s release history has included tracks in just about every style from hip-hop and house to techno and trance, his roots and most consistently pursued affectation lay in electro and breaks.
In the year 2004 Fresh released a reference book dealing with the history of the early independent old school rap scene that catalogues every conceivable rap label from 1979 to 1989, this book has been featured in The Source, Vibe, The New York Times, Village Voice and has gone on to win journalism awards in the United States and has been recognized as the only reference book on this subject. The book is called Freddy Fresh presents The Rap Records (Nerby Publishing LLC).
Fresh’s music has also enjoyed commercial success with releases featured in films like Austin Powers Goldmember, Jackie Chan’s Tuxedo and commercials by adidas, Budweiser and Coors Lite etc… Fresh also tours regularly and has DJ’d in over 34 countries and has performed for televised programs MTV Canada, Club TV, S2, House Viva TV, Club Spain etc… and over 300 radio programs throughout the world including 2 sessions for the legendary late john peel of famed Radio One BBC England.
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