Dub Phizix & Strategy

Dub Phizix & Strategy

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The creator of a new style of Drum and Bass music that fuses influences from all corners of the globe, Manchester based Drum and Bass producer Dub Phizix began his obsession with music over 20 years ago. At the time Dub Phizix, was just someone who annoyed the neighbours. By 10 years into his career of music construction, Dub Phizix was an accomplished producer having made music in a variety of styles for MTV, BBC, Nokia and 4Music.

Forward to today and Dub Phizix has released music on high profile and respected labels such as Exit, Soul:R, Critical, Metalheadz, Ingredients and many more with Mixmag calling his music ‘Essential material’. The Dub Phizix remix portfolio is also impressive with reworks for Atlantic Records (Charli XCX), Hospital Records (Netsky), Basement Jaxx, Sizzla, Kelis / Breach and many more. 2011 saw the total domination of the Drum and Bass scene from a tune called ‘Marka’. Penned by Dub Phizix alongside regular collaborator Skeptical with guest vocals from Strategy (of Broke ‘n’ £nglish), ‘Marka’ adhered to no known recent stylistic formulas.

Dub Phizix has traversed the globe and taken his unique sound to all six continents including shows and tours across the US, India, China, Brazil, South Africa, Australia and more as well as being one of the most in demand DJ’s across the UK and playing nearly every major city in Europe.

In 2014 Dub Phizix set up his own imprint, Senkasonic, to provide a home for his own productions and give him full creative control and influence over every aspect of the release. The first SenkaSonic release, Buffalo Charge featuring Strategy, turned heads with it’s unique and award winning video concept and caused widespread damage as a huge festival tune in 2014. November 2015 saw the release of his Fabric Live Mix CD to critical acclaim with Resident Advisor including it in their Top 10 official mixes for the year. He followed that up by starting a BBC Radio 1 residency in January with his partner in crime, Strategy...

... People love Strategy. Raised on the Costa Del Salford and honing his craft in some of Manchester’s most notorious nightclubs, STraTS has made contributions right across the board when it comes to UK music. From his part in Broke’N’£nglish alongside fellow northerners DRS and Konny Kon who shared stage and studio time with names such as the Wu-Tang Clan, Mobb Deep, Roots Manuva, Snoop Dogg and many more, to his work in the UK bass music scene collaborating with and hosting for artists Dub Phizix, Mala, Zed Bias and Calibre to name but a few...everybody knows Strategy.

Known for his adaptability, Strategy has done it all, from being rap battle finalist at Earls Court London at the Jay Z concert, to performing with Digital Mystikz at Northern Bass Festival in New Zealand. His ability to rhyme on the spot is on a par with any freestyler on the globe; long recognised as one of the finest spitters the UK has ever produced. The last few years have seen Strategy evolve and adapt to the ever-changing UK Music scene. Becoming a resident at Manchester’s Hit & Run has exposed him to a lot of the key players, and news traveled fast about the classiness of his act. In a short amount of time, he has ended up with regular work at clubbing institutions like Fabric, Soul:ution, Outlook Festival and Warehouse Project, as well as a busy world-wide touring schedule. Once witnessed in his element, promoters are quickly on the phone to re-acquire his services. The track ‘Marka’ with long-time collaborator Dub Phizix, and Skeptical, was the biggest 170bpm anthem in years, championed by the likes of Sir David Rodigan, Mista Jam, Friction, Goldie, and many more. After touring the world together Dub Phizix and Strategy went back into the studio and came back with the mighty Buffalo Charge. Another dance floor killer, which demonstrated they are both far from being one hit wonders. With a shed-load of new music on the way and a new BBC Radio 1 residency alongside Dub Phizix, 2016 and beyond is looking good for our STraTS..Yeah Gee!

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