From: CA, United States
Genre: Dance/Electronica, Drum & Bass / Dubstep / Glitch
While San Diego's veteran DJ/Producer Phrenik made his mark on the Southern California electronic music scene primarily through drum and bass, unbeknownst to many, his influence and impact reaches much further. His well-received and heavily downloaded “System Check Mix Series” has delved into genres as far and wide as electro and trance. While his latest mix, the third installment on the ever popular Simplify Mix Series, Phrenik journeys through the many realms of dubstep while sticking to his dnb roots as well. Varied and versatile, with both high-energy performances and critically acclaimed productions acting as his calling cards, Phrenik’s position as a major player in the world of EDM has been surely secured.
Long a staple on the SoCal scene, Phrenik's popularity grew nationally and internationally through his long-running show on DrumnBassTV.com, "The Resistance", which he hosted for 5 years. In 2009, Phrenik's reputation as a respected producer was solidified with his well-received dubstep remix of Rihanna's Disturbia. His follow up single Take Me Away, released as a free download by Sub Pressure Recordings, has received downloads numbered in the thousands, hitting home with fans of the melodic dubstep subgenre.
Last year, his studio credibility grew further with his monster release on Simplify Recordings featuring the dance floor smasher “Another Dimension”. This electro-step jammer combines trancy synth fanfare and a driving bass line, giving the tune an aggressively urgent, yet upbeat, feel. Fans of the Brookes Brothers and Ram Trilogy take note. At the break, Dimension takes its name, as Phrenik flips the script to a dark, menacing dubstep cadence and then winding back up for the big finish.
2011 marks a busy time for Phrenik including a number of collaborations and releases scheduled for various labels including Simplify, Rogue Dubs, and Sub Pressure Recordings. With such varied and quality productions on such a wide variety of fronts, and such a buzz around his upcoming releases, it’s no doubt Phrenik truly has arrived in the world of dubstep and drum and bass.