Basshead, Scientist, DJ, Music Producer & LiveSet Performer. Known for my Heavy beats and Bass Driven Music-
Electro, Dubstep, Breaks and Tekno
Quick Gear List History:
1966- Sucking thumb!
1968- Started to play piano (Kawai)
1976- Arp2600 Learned synthesis
1985- Yamaha DX7
1987- Korg DSS-1
1988- E-mu Emax-2 rack, Alesis HR-16, Korg M1, Alesis MMT-8
1989- Digidesign & Mac
1991- Saxophone, Flute, Didgeridoo
1999- Yamaha RM1x
2000- Korg EA-1, ER-1
2003- Korg ESX-1, EMX-1, microKORG
2006- Access Virus TI, Ableton Live
2010- Full Digital live-set Mac and Ableton with controllers...
2012- Native Instruments Maschine with Komplete 8 :)
Atomikdog has been creating and performing live electronic music internationally since the 80's... He has shared the stage with so many incredible people from the West Coast Bassheads to the Underground Free Party scene in Europe.. his exploration of the live sound has transcended many genres, though it has always been a unique blending of original sound design which reflects both his intricate mastery of cutting-edge tools as well as his exposure to a wide range of musical influences in the electronic music community.
Atomikdog was first introduced to the Free Party Tekno scene in Europe in the early 90’s -- where he met, worked, lived and played with Spiral Tribe, Tomahawk, Sound Conspiracy, Okupe, Total Resistance, Nonem, Pyrotek, Tekno Mobile Sqaud, kernel Panic and Drop In Caravan. after years of living, touring and immersing himself in the freeparty tekno culture of Europe in 2003 he brought his Bass driven Live Electronic Music to the USA and established himself as one of the West Coasts most favorite headlining live performers with his All hardware based musical improvisations that brought a missing performance element into the electronic underground scene... Thus influencing many people and then taking students.. such as Novatron, Zapper, Heyoka, Cyntel, Cnote and many others who just followed in his footsteps such as Heavenly Father.. Soon there after, he created Full Melt Recordings and parties with Dj Ripple. This played a major role in bringing the Dubstep sound, its artists and party flavor to the USA....
Atomikdog’s Live/DJset is an experience Improvised and Performed live, his music reflects a hint of his background in classical/jazz/blues, fused with a love of synthesized sounds and hard driving rhythms filtered through a blend of hardware/software technology -- Hardware for it's dedicated operation, phatt sound and full-on tactile control surface. --Software for live multi-track sequencing, recording and complex sampling. By keeping these elements of sound separate and the control at his fingertips, he works directly with the "Biofeedback" that is received from the people on the dancefloor -- thus keeping the focus on symbiotic "Frequency Tunage" and that means You!! See ya on the Dance Floor!!!!!! BASS ON!!!!!!