Pierre Le Roux
cape town, South Africa
Hailing from Cape Town South Africa, Pierre le Roux (aka Sonic Assault) is no newcomer to the music industry, being a trained professional guitarist and musical tutor, music flows through his veins, and in 2007 he was exposed to the Psy-Trance for the 1st time, immediately taking note of the darker night time fullon style of the genre…there was no doubt he was hooked!
Following the next few years, after dissecting and monitoring his psychedelic artists of interest, Pierre began his infiltration on the local psychedelic scene in 2010. Under the tutelage of DJ Archive, Rubix Qube, he learnt all the ins and outs of mixing Psy-Trance & later after refining his mixing style under DJ ChemoBoy, the idea of producing his own original sound came to mind, and after a few production courses alongside local producers Xatrik & Rubix Qube, the name “Sonic Assault” was born and there was no turning back!
Since then, Sonic Assault has collaborated with local and international artists such as X-Side, Tantrum, Rubix Qube, Stereopanic, Wired (or Sinful Reactions), as well as forming the brutal project alongside Cape Town producer Iron Lotus, to form the night-time hi-tek duo, Iron Assault.
Sonic Assault has since played alongside many local all-stars in the Cape Town scene, namely Terrorbyte, Shift, Eqlipse, Skarab , Archive , Broken Toy, Strain, Tune Raider, Distorted Culture , Zaag (of Shehoor) , Iron Lotus , Critical Mass, Rabdom L, Chemo Boy, Hiyarant, Hoax, Dirty Motion, Jester, Sway, Myzo and more…and there’s no stopping there!
With current releases on Kaos Krew, Woorpz, Terror Lab Industries, and Replicant Records already in the bag, in 2012, Sonic Assault was signed to local Cape Town production, Ultranoize, followed shortly by being signed to Mexican label, Terror Lab Industries.
His debut EP “Nightcrawler” is set for release early 2013 on Terror Lab Industries (Mexico), and expect some slamming collabs between Rabdom L, Frozen Ghost, X-Side, Anxiety, Terrorbyte, as well as an Iron Assault vs Iliuchina collab. All this to be followed by an Iron Assault debut EP to be released on MMD Records (South Africa), as well as his 2nd Sonic Assault EP to be released on Replicant Records (Australia), all coming very soon!
The future of sound is now, and it’s a Sonic Assault….bring your ammunition!!!