Born and Raised in Las Vegas, I took interest in music at a very young age. My parents listened to jazz, soul, Broadway and really different music like Bela Fleck, Victor Wooten, Patrick'o Hearn, so I was influenced strongly by that.
I started piano at 5 years old, and Drums at 10. From there I auditioned for Las Vegas Academy and made it through 4 years of Percussion and graduated in 2002. During High School in 1998, I really fell in love with drum'n'bass, speed garage and breakbeats. I was a familiar face at the now famed Cande Factory warehouse and used to dance all night to breaks and jungle! On a trip to NYC at 17 years old, I was blessed to go to Breakbeat Science and Satellite Records to get my first taste of vinyl from my favorite shops.
From there I began to produce and DJ drum'n'bass, garage and breaks. I moved to LA in 2002 and went to college at California Institute of the Arts for Performance/Composition with emphasis in percussion. I graduated in 2006 with a BFA and had played drums for several Pop artists like Ray-J, Tiffany and even hung with the likes of Brandy and Bone-Thugs due to several audio-engineer friends of mine.
During this time in L.A (2002-2009) I was also DJ'ing at several notorious underground events, playing dubstep and drum'n'bass, as well as throwing huge events at Calarts for the student body. My first vinyl release came out in 2005, and since then I've had 15+ releases on digital and vinyl labels.
In 2009 I've relocated back to Las Vegas and really focused on the deep sounds of dubstep. I finished my first album, "Firmament Illuminations," which is due on on Satya Dharma Rec. in September.
- Real name
- Frankie Bernstein
- Las Vegas
- Breaks, Drum & bass, Electro, Garage
- Favorite place to listen
- On the beach in Venice, CA
- Favorite song
- "Going in for the Kill" (Skream's Let's Get Ravey)
- Favorite place to play
- Pure Filth Warehouse in Los Angeles
- DJ Craze, Bjork, Chad Sexton(drummer for 311), Dillinja
- DJ gear
- Technics 1200s, Pioneer CDJ 1000s, ProTools 7.4, Ableton 7, Logic Pro 8, Nord Lead 2