Having been influenced by music as diverse as Brian Blade, The Yardbirds, Erykah Badu, A Tribe Called Quest , Bugz in the Attic, The Stone Roses, Photek and Calibre; Manchester based Drum and Bass producer Dub Phizix began his obsession with music over 15 years ago by annoying the neighbours with a guitar, a double tape deck and his Dads collection of 7” records. In 2000 he decided to turn his interest of Drum and Bass music into some compositions of his own. Since then the aim has been to make forward thinking, eclectic music, which has the longevity of the music which influenced him. 10 years later and Dub Phizix is an accomplished producer having made music in a variety of styles. Credits include tracks for; Nokia and V inspired and have featured on MTV, BBC and 4Music. During this time he also released music on IDJR and remixed for Panjabi MC and DRS. The latter, being “Slow that Flow” which received support and airplay from Ras Kwame, Mistajam, Chimpo, The Steppahs and MRK-1. Other DJs to play his music include Fabio, Goldie, Marcus Intalex, D Bridge, A-sides, Bailey, Loxy, Data, Sabre, L Double, S.P.Y, Spectrasoul, Marky and many more. He has collaborated with many artists such as Future Cut, Virus Syndicate, Broke ‘N’ English and Skittles. He also carried out production and mix work for the majority of acts on the Manchester music circuit from his “Dub Tub” studio, which he ran for 2 years from above Sankeys Soap nightclub. This varied from hip-hop to Indie to Folk.
As a DJ; he mixed the worlds first games mod for Grand Theft Auto alongside MC Code:breaker. As well as appearances at nights including Soul:ution, Hit and Run and Platoon. He was also one third of the Phizical education show on Unity radio with DJ Pale and MC Longman. 2010 was the year when Dub Phizix, Drum and Bass surfaced. With music being signed and released throughout the year. The first of which; OK [feat Fox] b/w Heart Soul and Mind came out in the first 1/4 of the year on IDJR. “Between Us” was released n August on the “Without Borders” LP on Translation recordings with “Handmade to follow on a 12”epilogue. Septmeber sees the release of “Fallen angel” a collaboration with Skeptical on Ingredients records. Other releases to come include dance floor favourite “The Editor” featuring Strategy from Broke ‘n’ English on legendary label Soul:r. Codec b/w Hammerhead on Fabios Creative Source imprint and Parquette b/w Rainy city music on Nu Directions. With a number of releases still to be finalised and various live performances due throughout the year and beyond the future looks bright.
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