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About Frontside

The production and DJ team known as Frontside was founded by Chris Arkley-Smith and Scott Simon. Though the duo were both into ska and punk while growing up in Australia during the early '80s, both discovered dance music later in the decade and made the switch. While Arkley-Smith concentrated on production, Simon later moved to Germany and began a mixing career. He soon returned Down Under, and the pair formed Frontside in 1995. The single "Dämmerung," an amalgam of techno, acid and big beats, made waves after its inclusion on Sasha & Digweed's Northern Exposure, Vol. 2. The self-titled debut Frontside album appeared in America on Wax Trax! in 1999. ~ John Bush


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