PHONIX is a Drum & Bass and Techno DJ based in San Diego, California. His passion for music culminated from a period of listening to alt rock influences such as Nine Inch Nails, Rage Against the Machine, and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
His first true techno event was the original COMPOUND in Los Angeles back in 2017. The grunginess of the warehouse and the minimal lighting created an atmosphere unlike anything he had ever experienced. The following years were spent chasing warehouse parties in LA and club nights in San Diego, as well as visiting Detroit and Berlin to experience the pinnacle of techno nightlife first-hand.
In 2022 he founded as a means to push himself creatively and to bring a harder sound to the local scene. His use of contrast creates a dichotomous style that ranges from deep hypnotic grooves to high-energy dance tracks.