One of the originators of drum & bass, Dan 'DJ Fresh' Stein began his career as a founding member of the supergroup Bad Company. In 1998 when Fresh was still 19, the group released 'The Nine' - a track that was to later be voted the best drum & bass tune of all time by D&B Arena.
After winning many awards with Bad Company, including KMAG's best album of 2000, he teamed up with Adam F in 2003 to found Breakbeat Kaos. The label quickly became a tastemaker, championing Pendulum's game-changing album 'Hold Your Colour' and playing host to Fresh's critically acclaimed debut LP, 'Escape from Planet Monday'.
In 2008 his tracks 'Gold Dust' and genre-defying ‘Earthquake' reached out to new audiences, while keeping the rude energy of the initial 1990s explosion at their heart.
Dan's first attempts at writing with singer Sian Evans resulted in dubstep-tempo single 'Louder', and they found working together so easy that a further six Fresh songs featuring Sian are in the can. After 'Louder' smashed the number #1 on the official singles chart and remained on the chart for a whopping 21 weeks, it seemed Fresh was at the peak of his career.
Fast forward to 2012 and 'Hot Right Now' featuring Rita Ora again claimed Fresh his next number 1, this time spending 36 weeks in the chart, also launching Ora’s career in the process.
2015 is now proving to be Dan’s biggest yet with another hit added to his already burgeoning back catalogue, this time with MOBO and Brit award singing songstress Ella Eyre. ‘Gravity’ stormed into the official singles charts and has gone on to sell over 300k records, plus has stacked up over 8 million views on the official video.
With over 2.5 million record sales, two number 1 singles and a further two top 6 singles to his name, he is infectiously optimistic about the next phase of his career, seeing the current climate as being “as open-minded as those very first days of rave, back in 1990 or whenever when I started to get what it was really about”.