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. Both varied and versatile, with 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 highly rated radio show on DrumnBassTV.com, "The Resistance", which he hosted for 5 years. After leaving the station in 2008 to focus on his production, his studio credibility began to start a buzz amongst the industry with his critically acclaimed dubstep remix of Rihanna's hit, Disturbia, receiving downloads numbered in the thousands, hitting home with fans of both Rihanna and the grimey dubstep enthusiasts alike.
Since then, Phrenik’s reputation as a respected producer was further solidified when he teamed up with renowned vocalist Jillian Ann to create their breakthrough dubstep hit ‘Set It Off’ which broke the Beatport Top 100 within its first week of release on Simplify Recordings, not to mention also climbing to #1 in all-time label sales for the site. 2012 saw a steady flow of solid releases from Phrenik, coming from such bass heavy labels as London’s LU10 Recordings to L.A.’s Heavy Artillery Recordings. His much anticipated follow-up release on Simplify, entitled the ‘The Impact EP’ made viral waves on the internet and received much acclaim from critics and bloggers alike.
It has proven to be a productive year for this prolific artist with many of his recent releases constantly climbing up the charts, including a remix for Figure that appeared on his chart topping “Monsters Vol. 3” album, thus creating quite a buzz in the world of bass. Collaborations and plenty of remix work are scheduled for various labels including Simplify, Doom, Heavy Artillery and Atom Recordings to name a few. With such quality productions on such a wide variety of fronts, and such a buzz around his upcoming releases, all while gathering support from many of the genre’s most notable producers, It’s no doubt Phrenik is quickly becoming one of the new bad boys of bass music.