Martin Schwentick, aka The Bacteria, was first injected into the US system in 1992 from Frankfurt, Germany. After playing the guitar in several bands and producing music on his own, in 2000 he bought his first set of Technics 1200's. Since he first began buying records, Bacteria has fallen in love with electronic music of all kinds, but mainly dirty breakbeats, drum and bass and house music. On the decks, Martin is known for his precise mixing, cutting edge track selection and near maniacal stage presence. After rocking house parties, club nights and electronic music events for over 10 years, this DJ is now a regular on the Arizona DJ circuit and is finally getting back into his first love: production. After playing the guitar in a live act called Decibel Attack(DJ John Stettler -R.I.P-,DJ Arek, Hazmat on Drumz and MC Precise) several years ago, Bacteria is now getting back to producing beats on his own using his his laptop, guitars, a Korg Triton and also adding vocals.
As of late, Bacteria is playing a lot of dirty UK Breakbeats from labels such as Broke Recordings, Cut and Run, Drunken Unstable and Bass Rock. In addition he has also been showcasing a newer sound of breaks which is influenced by the recent Electro/Fidget House "craze" as well as throwing in some dub-step/trap from time to time. Playing as Martin S, he has also been known to drop drum and bass sets which showcase both the bouncier, as well as the darker sides of the genre. Highlights for Martin include a trip in 07, to the Winter Music Conference in Miami to compete pool-side at the Miami Beach Resort, for a DMC sanctioned beat mixing competition, and also performing at Tastemakers of Breaks in South Beach @ Jazzid, next door to Miami Ink.
Past residencies include Opium, Drinx, Digital Theory's I Love Breakbeats.