A Chat With Phentix About His New Tracks On Cyberfunk

Posted by Adam on 14th December 2016

Austrian producer & DJ Phentix has been making a name for himself in 2016 with an EP on Cyberfunk (along with 2 tracks on their new V/A album) as well featuring on the new Critical’s Binary:Codes album so we grabbed him for a quick chat…

Hi Raffael, how are you?
Hi. I’m very good thanks.

How’s 2016 been for you? Any personal highlights?
It was a wicked year for me to be honest. I played many gigs and met so many cool people and promoters during that time. Big up for yourself! One personal highlight was definitely my first show in London. It was my first time in the city as well, so that was great.

How’s the scene out in Austria at the moment? Is it seeing the same rise in popularity as other parts of Europe?
Yeah definitely. It is very strong at the moment and I think it always was. We had pioneers like D.Kay which brought the sound years ago to the clubs. Artists like Camo & Krooked, Mefjus, Fourward etc pushed the scene to the next level and it does not stop to grow. It feels so nice to see so many people feeling the sound of Drum & Bass and just having a good time when it is played out. I’m excited about what the future holds.

You’ve just released an EP on Cyberfunk and have tracks featured on their new album, how did you get involved with the label?
I met Xtrah during a Cyberfunk night in my hometown Linz. A few days before the night, Mefjus hooked me up and told me that Xtrah is coming to his studio and I should come over and bring some new material. That’s how my track Hoax became part of the Matriarch EP and how I got in touch with him and the label.

You’ve got 2 tracks on the album. First off it’s Galaxite with Xanadu. How did this collaboration come about?
It was kinda the same way I met Xtrah haha. Xanadu was playing a show in my hometown as well. We met at the party and he stayed a few days at the promoters house so we decided to do some music together at my place.

And secondly it’s Complex System, which we’ve been lucky enough to premiere, tell us about the track.
The track came up during a sound design session actually. I had this really spooky pad and that must have influenced me. This one is a more aggressive and not too funky one but it fits really good on the VA EP.

Following on from this what’s in store for you in 2017?
Finishing a few collabs and a remix and working on some new solo material.

Thanks man! Is there anything else you want to tell us about?

I wanna thank my family, girlfriend and friends for being helpful and patient during this year and in generel. You guys are great!

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