DJing since 1999
DNB Nation (owner/founder)
I.N.I had established himself as a driving force of innovation in the neurofunk Drum & Bass scene throughout the early 2000s, putting out legendary studio mixes. These bodies of works featured neurofunk heavyweight exclusives from artists such as Corrupt Souls (Impulse and Telemetrik), Mayhem, Noisia, Misanthrop, Kiko, and also helped to expose under exposed artists such as Desimal, Mav, and ASC.
His mixing style was unique and influential throughout the scene. He blazed his own path, combining the sounds of warm ethno dub, downtempo, cold minimalist IDM and abstract/ambient film scores into his mixes, creating captivating soundscapes.
I.N.I has played alongside many artists such as Skynet, Noisia, Black Sun Empire, Evol Intent, Corrupt Souls, UFO!, Quadrant, Pacific, Catacomb, Mystical Influence, Marcus Visionary, Prime, and more…
He also helped supply the Toronto scene with plenty of vinyl and support via Play De Record, one of Toronto’s seminal record shops for drum & bass / jungle, techno, house and hip-hop. He worked there in the early 2000′s, running their dnb/jungle department, but was knowledgeable in all.
I.N.I cut his teeth in his early years in Toronto, Canada, working as videographer/producer, designer and DJ for the world famous TORONTOJUNGLE.COM, covering and promoting many of Toronto’s MASSIVE events. Toronto had long been known as having the largest Drum and Bass scene outside of London, England.
With their amazing set of local talent, consisting of a crew of photographers, designers, DJs and writers, the Torontojungle crew eventually took the next logical step by producing and internationally distributing RINSE MAGAZINE, known by many in the breakbeat and bass culture.
I.N.I eventually branched out and founded the globally focused dnb portal DNBNATION, forming a tight international crew. DNBNATION was a website dedicated to pushing the progression of drum and bass to its fullest form of quality. Delivering informative interviews / articles, up-to-date and breaking news, cutting edge dubplate soundbytes, captivating videos, on-hand knowledgeable staff and an exclusive mix series. The DNBNATION crew were dedicated to the intricate, futuristic strain of drum & bass known as neurofunk.