Deep Progressive Drum and Bass
Tonic was introduced to music production in the year 2000. The combination of his passion for film editing and 10 years of previous music experience saw him take an instant shine to the process. “Production is exactly like editing film only 100 times more complicated.” In 2001 he was introduced to a wide array of electronic music. Coming from a heavy metal background he was more than skeptical of “fake music”. Managing to put his judgments aside he brought his first trance record. As fate would have it his crate of trance records were stolen and all he was left with was the only DnB record he owned, ‘The Nine’ by Bad Company. Many people would say this track changed their life but for Tonic it really did. In 2003 Tonic made his debut in the DnB radio/club scene of Christchurch NZ.
2005 was a huge turning point in his career when, along side Mafic, he opened up Christchurch’s Static Records. The record store was a fantastic two year learning experience and brought widened Tonic’s musical exploration exponentially. Both production and DnB went on the back burner while Tonic became fully immersed in the business world and re found trance in it’s progressive form.
In 2009 Tonic made the decision to get back into the studio and move away from the party scene. The real drive came mid 2013 when he finally decided to take producing DnB seriously.
Tonic pulls in the best elements of Progressive, Ambient, Minimal and Dubstep. Then combines them within the DnB genre to form what is unmistakably Tonic.
January 2014 saw Tonic’s first free release, Enter The lair EP, on Germany’s Modular Carnage Recordings. A great relationship was born between Tonic and MCR and they both expect to have another Tonic EP released on the label before years end.
Tonic has recently started a side line project under the name of four:techs with Berlin based deep techno producer Overcast Sound. The duo are delving into the world of deep techno, dub and progressive styled 4x4 music.
By 2015 Tonic plans to be hosting an Internet radio show. Showcasing the best in deep, dark and dirty music DnB has to offer.