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DJ SFR performing at Fiction, Cape Town.
Background information
Birth name Julian Joseph
Also known as SFR
Born (1985-08-11) 11 August 1985 (age 32)
Origin Cape Town, South Africa
Genres drum & bass, dubstep
Occupation(s) DJ, producer, musician
Years active 2003–present
Labels XS Dubz
Zombie Recordings
Trouble on Vinyl
Load Recordings
African Dope

DJ SFR is a South African drum & bass, dubstep producer and DJ from Cape Town. SFR's sound is known for its jump up and dub influences.


SFR, also known as Julian Joseph, has been active as a drum & bass DJ and producer since 2003. He first rose to international prominence after winning DJ Hype's True Playaz mix competition in 2006.[1] He has since released a number of drum & bass records on labels such as Trouble on Vinyl,[2] Zombie Recordings[3] and Load Recordings. In addition to his solo releases, he has also collaborated with Mix 'n Blend and Hyphen, whom he frequently DJ's back to back with at dubstep events.

His first dubstep tracks were released on XS Dubz in 2009.[4]

SFR was recently interviewed on South African blog Dont Party for his production on Jack Parow track, Byellville.[5]



  • 2006: Roots Fire Ridd'em on Big Love CD[6]
  • 2007: No Escape on LOAD Recordings[7]
  • 2007: Hypnosis / Rebound on Trouble on Vinyl[8]
  • 2008: Confi'don / Visions feat. Hyphen on Zombie Recordings[9]
  • 2009: Tantrum (with Mix 'n Blend) on African Dope[10]
  • 2009: Swings Dub / Future Science on XS Dubz[11]
  • 2010: Tourette Step / Binary Crunch on Guinea Pig[12]

DJ performances[edit]

SFR has performed in the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, and South Africa. In Cape Town, DJ SFR is a frequent guest at the prominent underground club night Homegrown,[13] as well as weekly event, It Came From The Jungle.


  1. ^ "Podcast 09 DJ Competition Winner". True Playaz. 2006. Retrieved 2009-09-17. 
  2. ^ "Trouble on Vinyl on rolldabeats". rolldabeats. 2007. Retrieved 2009-09-17. 
  3. ^ "ZOMBIEUK017". Zombie Recordings. 2008. Retrieved 2009-09-17. 
  4. ^ "XS Dubz on Myspace". Myspace. 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-17. 
  5. ^ "SFR interview on Dont Party". Dont Party. 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-11. 
  6. ^ "Roots Fire Ridd'em single". Big Love. 2006. Retrieved 2009-09-17. 
  7. ^ "No Escape single". Load Recordings. 2007. Retrieved 2009-09-17. 
  8. ^ "SFR – TWARE01 on rolldabeats". rolldabeats. 2007. Retrieved 2009-09-17. 
  9. ^ "SFR – ZOMBIEUK017 on rolldabeats". rolldabeats. 2008. Retrieved 2009-09-17. 
  10. ^ "SFR on African Dope". African Dope. 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-17. 
  11. ^ "XS Dubz". Myspace. 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-17. 
  12. ^ "Guinea Pig". GridRecordings. 2010. Retrieved 2009-09-17. 
  13. ^ "Homegrown Flyer Achieve at Flickr". Homegrown. 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-17. 

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