DJ Fresh to retire from touring: ‘I cannot continue to be part of this industry’
The legendary DJ Fresh has formally announced his retirement from touring, citing multiple reasons including his health, and an industry that he believes to be “fake” and “soul destroying.” The British producer will finish out his remaining dates in 2016, before going on indefinite hiatus in January.
DJ Fresh got his start as part of pioneering drum ‘n’ bass act Bad Company, alongside Maldini, dBridge, and Vegas. In 2006, he released his acclaimed solo album, Escape From Planet Monday. In the years after, he’s continued pursuing his solo career, finding widespread commercial success with huge singles like “Gold Dust” (which Flux Pavilion iconically remixed), “Louder,” “Hot Right Now,” and “Earthquake” alongside Diplo.
It is unclear at this time if DJ Fresh will continue releasing music during his hiatus. Read his full statement below.