FREAKY and Shaquille O’Neal team up for their single “Backbreaker.” The Charlotte, NC native delivers pure head-banging bliss while the iconic and global star DJ Diesel lends his unmistakable voice for the hype line. Shaq commands “ARE YOU READY” as the monstrous drop ignites the next level, aggressive, head banging dubstep. The massive party starter of a track is filled with suspenseful sirens, pounding percussion, gritty synth work, and deep bass stomps for a heavy hitting atmosphere. “Backbreaker” certainly adds to the arsenal of hype tracks crowds will rage over at live events.
With “Backbreaker” out now, FREAKY tells us:
“Growing up I was a HUGE sports fan and was a collegiate athlete myself. If you have ever seen any of mine or Diesel’s live sets, the energy of the crowd is next level. So, I wanted to create something along those lines, heavy, aggressive, and in your face, while incorporating influences from both myself and Shaq. I really wanted to make sure there was reference to both basketball as well as electronic music, when it came to the vocal theme, and I feel like we really accomplished that with this record. “
”Backbreaker” by FREAKY and DJ Diesel was released on Wednesday, February 16th, 2022, via Subsidia.
More About FREAKY:
Alex Fricke, better known by his stage name ‘FREAKY’, is a DJ and music producer hailing out of Charlotte, NC. Over the years, his unique production style has helped him gain a large amount of support from acts he looks up to such as Excision, Riot Ten, Calcium and more.
While portraying two sides of himself through his brand and his music, he has incorporated both heavy and melodic releases to his discography. Being so versatile, he’s had the opportunity of releasing on labels such as Dim Mak, Emengy, Hybrid Trap, and multiple times on Excision’s label Subsidia.
While the energy of his live sets has left fans breathless with every performance, he is working towards providing an even grander experience for all to enjoy. Already having secured performances at events such as Lost Lands, Imagine Music Festival, multiple direct support as well as headlining shows and so much more, he is ready to keep breaking necks and mending hearts around the world.
More About DJ Diesel
Shaquille O’Neal is one of the most dominant basketball players in NBA history and is now also one of the greatest entertainers on earth. At 7’1″ and 325 pounds, Shaq’s larger-than-life personality and powerful athleticism have resulted in worldwide admiration and one of the most passionate fan bases in sports and entertainment. The Hall of Famer first discovered electronic dance music after crashing the festival TomorrowWorld in 2014, a milestone event that changed his life forever after being exposed to DJ’s such as Steve Aoki and Skrillex.
Take it back to 1993, Shaquille’s rap album, ‘Shaq Diesel,’ did the unthinkable of selling over a million copies and peaked at No. 25 on the Billboard 100 cementing O’Neal as the only athlete ever with a platinum-selling album. SHAQ aka DJ Diesel’s dance music debut was at TomorrowWorld 2015, from there DJ Diesel’s career was born as he cemented the title of ‘the biggest DJ in the world.’ DJ Diesel recently embarked on a 15+ date ‘Summer of SHAQ‘ tour, has graced main stages around the globe from Tomorrowland, Lost Lands, Life in Color, and even launched his own festival series – Shaq’s Fun House.
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