Manchester based Drum and Bass producer Dub Phizix began his obsession with music over 20 years ago. Inspired along the way by a diverse collection of artists ranging from The Yardbirds to A Tribe Called Quest, through to Photek and Bugz in the Attic. Dub Phizix, (or George to his mum) would spend hours annoying his neighbours with a Guitar, a Tape Deck and his Dad’s collection of 7″ Records and in 2000 made their lives even harder when he began making Drum and Bass.
10 years into his career of music construction and Dub Phizix is an accomplished producer having made music in a variety of styles for MTV, BBC, Nokia and 4Music. Dub Phizix has released music on high profile and respected labels such as Exit, Commercial Suicide, Soul:R, Critical, Dispatch and Ingredients with Mixmag calling his music ‘Essential material’
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 Broken English), ‘Marka’ adhered to no known recent stylistic formulas. A rare vocal treat in Drum and Bass, ‘Marka’ married staccato dancehall like rhythms with slamming bass hits. Strategy’s unintelligible but potent rhymes blast this off kilter anthem into other worlds.
Dub Phizix has also collaborated with Future Cut, Marcus Intalex, Loxy, MC DRS, and Stray and has remixed for Panjabi MC, Skittles and Chimpo. His music is played nightly by high profile DJs such as dBridge, Goldie, Marky, Fabio, Marcus Intalex, S.P.Y, Spectrasoul and many more.
Dub Phizix DJ sets have been in high demand throughout the UK and Europe including guest performances at high profile club nights like Fabric, A Bunch of Cuts, Soul:ution, Exit Records and Hospitality. Although he may be a fresh face to many, Dub Phizix’ DJ sets always display his depth of knowledge of what makes a great Drum and Bass tune, mixing up often neglected classics with the freshest upfront material available to anyone. His sought after guest mixes for Kmag, DnBtv, Example Magazine and Broken Audio have caused a stir across drum and bass forums in the last year.