Fonik has been djing since late 1997. His first gig was at Fantasy Ranch and it was very informal. He knew some of the djs that were spinning there from frequenting house parties and clubs in the bay area at that time. He was given a short 30 minute set there, a bit of a trial run. As soon he had a taste of the power and excitement of playing for a crowd, he never looked back.
In addition to his growing list of clubs, parties and events that he has spun at, he also fancies himself as a producer of original electronic music. He began working towards this end in January of 2000. Since having started, he has produced 4 original tracks and 3 remixes and 1 mashup.
Fonik uses a Playstation 2, his turntables with the massive arsenal of records that he has collected over the past 15+ years, a midi controller, a Korg Electribe EM-1, Acid Pro, Reason rewired into Ableton and Sound Forge to produce his music. He prefers to use vinyl/timecode vinyl or cdjs when playing out at an event or club.
Since joining TEK in late 2009, Fonik has gone on to do a numerous house parties and events. Some of the events Fonik has been on the roster for include; Coming Together, Lost In Bass, Ultraviolet, the Party Like Its 2010 show at Gasoline Alley and Wake Up Florida to name a few. He has also performed at G-Bar's Fusion Thursdays for their UV parties as well as the Ultraviolet II music festival, Vinyl Music Festival and Earthdance 2010 for central Florida.
In the past, Fonik was known for playing classic Tampa style breaks. Since then, Fonik has taken a more genre bending approach to his sets, incorporating elements of electro house and snippets of dubstep to his already eclectic breakbeat sound while still remaining true to his genre, in an effort to stay current and to have a niche sound that is refreshing and relevant. Keep an eye for his name on future rosters as his performances are not to be missed!