PhonoTactic

PhonoTactic

 Calgary, Alberta, CAN
BandEDMWorld

I'm a Live PA artist out of Calgary. My styles include Dub infused Downtempo and Deep Tech House supported by live visuals & musicians. I can offer 2 types of sets: One is chilled-out for the lounge crowd and the other features uptempo material. All my live sets feature my own compositions.

Biography

Byron Fredrick (aka PhonoTactic) is a musician/producer involved in the Calgary music scene since the 1990s. Playing keyboards and bass in local bands (most notably Double U-I, Difference Engine, Wheel, Tariq and Strugglah) Fredrick's projects have taken him over a wide musical landscape including Reggae, Soca, Rock, Funk, and Electronic.

In 2002, Fredrick committed to becoming more involved in production blending the styles he grew up playing with electronic beats and textures. With one foot in old world techniques and the other in the new, his production skills explore the musical terrains of Dub infused Down-tempo and Deep/Tech-House. Capturing the essence of Fredrick's journey as PhonoTactic, a four song EP "Use Your Talent (If You Can)" was released independently in 2006 and on Real Recordz (an indie label out of Italy) in 2007.
In July 2012, Fredrick released the follow up EP "In a Solid State" featuring Richard Sixto (saxophonist and MC from Difference Engine) on vocals once again touching on the musical co-ordinates of Dub, DnB and Tech-house.

At performances, audiences can expect a mixed tempo set starting deeply dubbed out gradually reaching a tech house destination. Expect both broken and 4 on the floor beats, a Rhodes lick here, a TB 303 groove there, bass... lots of bass... with deep pads from Operator's soundbank to bridge the gap between the old school and the new. All the while channeling his inner Lee "Scratch" Perry riding feedback loops created by delay upon delay.

For more information contact Byron Fredrick at:
403.283.9792 or email
phonotactic@telus.net

Discography

July 2012: EP - In a Solid State (Self Released available on iTunes)
Feb 2009: Restless (radio edit) - Toronto Experimental Artists
May 2008: Girl Work Remix - Girl Work (remix for Souls in Rhythm)
2006/2007: EP - Use Your Talent (If You Can):
Released Independently in 2006 and with Real Recordz in 2007
May 2005: Remix- Still Running (Tactical mix) to support Souls in Rhythm's single. (radio only)
Airplay highlights:
-Breakthruradio www.breakthruradio.com (BTR downtime)
-CJSW
-CKUA
-CBC Radio 2 & 3
-Streaming on Slakrz.com
-SIR Remix recieved airplay in Winnipeg and Ottawa in the summer of 2005
-Live samples from performances on www.phonotactic.com and www.myspace.com/phonotactic

Set List

I play 3 types of sets depending on the performance requirements:

I. Down-tempo: featuring original tracks (Dub infused Trip-Hop and DnB). Length 1 hour

Song list:
1. Strict Rhythm & Beats
2. Restless
3. Statically Charged
4. Listen 2 the 808
5. Dready Music
6. Dub Nation
7. Check it 1 time
8. Faheem's Machine
9. Dub Station Zebra
10. DNA
11. Jahboogie

II. Uptempo: featuring original Deep House tracks. Length 1 hour

Song list:
1. Most High (Remix)
2. Still Running (Remix)
3. Playa de Blanco
4. Heat.wav
5. 2 rude for Electro
6. Brazilia
7. Chant Aloud
8. Minimalus
9. D&T
10. Donna's Summer

III. Mixed tempo (my favorite): I start with down tempo tracks working my way up in tempo ending the set with Deep House. Length: up to 1.5 hrs