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. A rare vocal treat in Drum and Bass, 'Marka' marries dancehall like rhythms with Strategy's unintelligible but potent rhymes. Having reached 2 million views on Youtube, 2011 and 2012 will be remembered for the impact 'Marka' has had on not just drum and bass, but electronic music in general.
What sets Dub Phizix apart from most other drum'n'bass acts, is that his music has great crossover appeal and is played nightly by a wide range of high profile DJs such as David Rodigan, Skream, Toddla T, Shy FX, Mary Anne Hobbs, Zane Lowe, Andy C, Chase & Status, Mista Jam, dBridge, Goldie, Marky, Fabio, Marcus Intalex, S.P.Y, Breakage, Spectrasoul and many more.
In just a short 12 month period we have seen Dub Phizix traversing the globe and taking his unique sound to all six continents, including shows in across India, Singapore, Hong Kong, Brazil, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand as well as being one of the most in demand DJ's across the UK and playing nearly every major city in Europe with appearances at major festivals including Dimensions, Outlook, Sun and Bass, Boomtown and more. His schedule for 2013 includes even more bookings alongside Strategy at some of Europe's biggest events.
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.
Dub Phizix begins 2013 with another high profile single for Exit Records in the form of 'Im A Creator' alongside fellow Mancunian wordsmith Skittles. More music is to come in 2013 from Soul:r, Tru Thoughts, Metalheadz, MTA and Ingredients. With his sets crammed full of brand new, exclusive solo productions, the year is shaping up to be another year where the unmistakeable Dub Phizix sound dominates the Drum and Bass world while stretching it's bouncing rhythms out across the wider electronic music scene.