Beat. Rhythm. Flow.
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“As long as an artist is able to connect with the dancefloor, the energy and atmosphere can be transcendent, regardless of location or cultural differences.” US-born electronic musician WhereIsFenix creates in tune with this mantra, acting as a lightning bolt jammed into the mains, sparking waves of euphoric sound.
Growing up in a South American household (his mum is originally from Bogotá, Colombia and his dad is originally from Esquina, Argentina), notions of rhythm and groove are ingrained, and now Fenix builds outwards, feeding an ever-evolving repertoire of reference points that harmonise seamlessly: from the ruminative house of Kerri Chandler to J Dilla’s intricate flows through Giorgio Moroder’s disco futurism. Even “the drummer hitting buckets at Union Square” gets a shout-out from Fenix.
Collected across the musician’s travels, these experiences are translated as wall-to-wall grooves and bass so thick and dark you can lose yourself in it. His two stand-out gigs? A Tokyo debut closing set following prolific Japanese DJ Kuniyuki Takahashi, and an afterhours party on Detroit’s 9 Mile.