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- LOVED smashing it Adelle & Anikin style at Summer Soulstice for the 3rd yeear in a row. xoxo
- Grand finalist in the RDU Decknology DJ competition. Beaten fair and square by the badman Ruse Kid!
- Honoured to play before Vaski at Illuminate Paint Party Chch 2012. Yeah, Vaski!
Anikin, aka Seb Frances, discovered The Force in 2008, when Jedi Master Crisis left his CDJ100S's at his house after a party. He put on the headphones, refused to return Chris's equipment, and the rest is history.
From the start, Anikin has played a wide range of genres, although chose to focus his learning of The Force mainly on electro, dubstep and drum and bass. His powers grew, and he quickly gained a reputation for playing the best heavy, high energy, banging, yet not overly commercial tunes of any style.
Anikin is a truly unique performer who leaves no stone unturned in his quest to be remembered by all who witness him. Dance floors are immediately hooked by a combination of ridiculous on stage antics, seamless genre surfing, inexplicable costumes, ludicrous microphone banter, huge tunes (often with comically explicit lyrics), and finding time among all of the above, to mix them on three or more decks.
Anikin's thorough knowledge of The Force and has so far scored him residencies at Double Drop cafe, Capitol, Double Happy, Concrete Club and Piper Lounge and Bar (Base). He's also had several years of radio experiance, first on 105.7 Pulzar FM, in the form of "ElectroFresh with Adelle & Anikin", and later on "How I Roll, with Anikin". He also regularly appeared on Delicious Music's show on www.glitch.fm.
Seb loves his job at White Elephant Trust (WE), a youth organisation which specialises in positive development through music. There he teaches young people the skills of DJIng and event management.
Anikin has an impressive resume of support performances, including appearing alongside Vaski, Borgore, Trolley Snatcher, Matrix, Futurebound, Document One, Filth Colins, Hedflux, Mark J, Savage, Sick Cycle, Concord Dawn, Minuit, Greg Churchill and Angela Fisken (aka Aural Trash), Tom COSM, Dirty Needlez, Organikismness, Fil Alexander, Adelle, Crisis, Sebastian Wild, Seth Hamilton, MC Beau, Aragorn, Ben Fulford Talbot, King Al, Hendi, Timmyc, J-Red, TwEQ, Psymon Barnett, Toby Nice and Unfocused..
He has played at top shelf events, such as Illuminate Paint Party (Chch 2012), Easter Weekender (CHCH), Karamea Music Festival, Aural Trash's 2010 tour (CHCH), Phat11, Luminate 2011, The Maddhatters Teaparty 2011 (Chch) and can regularly be found at White Elephant, M*A*S*S*I*V*E and Kill! Club events.