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Freelance Hellraiser To Play NME Awards Show

The Freelance Hellraiser has been announced as special guest DJ at selected NME Awards shows this month. Kicking off with the Clap Your Hands Say Yeah date at KOKO on February 10th, he will be bringing his party starting (record) box of tricks along to gigs by Arctic Monkeys, The Streets, Editors and Goldie Lookin Chain over the course of February.

Since crashing into the public’s consciousness five years ago when he spliced ‘Hard To Explain‘ by the Strokes with Christina Aguilera’s Genie In A Bottle and christened it A Stroke Of Genius, The Freelance Hellraiser has dedicated himself to soundtracking life’s great party. Through a relentless DJing schedule, and remixes for artists as varied as Ian Brown, Shakira, Editors and Christina Aguilera, he has helped bring songs back to the heart of dance music, and a playful glitterball strut back to rock.

No longer content with sprinkling musical fairy dust on the work of others, he has gathered around him a choice selection of collaborators and is about to claim 2006 as his own, starting with the release of a limited edition single on 27 February; Want You To Know is a heart affirming, Sunday morning anthem in the first degree, which is already receiving fevered support from the likes of Zane Lowe, Jo Whiley, Eddy Temple-Morris and Lauren Laverne.

You can hear The Freelance Hellraiser DJ at the following NME Awards shows:

Fri Feb 10th KOKO Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Sat Feb 11th KOKO The Dead 60s
Sun Feb 12th KOKO The Paddingtons
Tues Feb 14th KOKO The Zutons
Weds Feb 15th Astoria Goldie Lookin Chain
Fri Feb 17th Brixton Academy Arctic Monkeys / Maximo Park
Sat Feb 18th Astoria The Streets
Sun Feb 19th Astoria The Cribs
Mon Feb 20th Astoria The Bravery
Tues Feb 21st Astoria Elbow
Weds Feb 22nd Astoria Editors

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