Byron Fredrick's work spans over 2 decades as a musician, producer and event promoter based in the Calgary music scene. Playing keyboards and bass in local bands and as a solo live pa performer at a national level, Fredrick's projects have taken him over a wide musical landscape including Reggae, Soca, Rock, Funk, and Electronic.
In 2002 after taking in Mutek while his reggae band at the time was in Montreal playing a festival date, Fredrick returned home, quit the band and 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 musical journey, a four song EP "Use Your Talent (If You Can)" was released independently under his Phonotactic moniker in 2006 and on Real Recordz (Italy) in 2007.
At performances, audiences can expect a mixed tempo set starting deeply dubbed out gradually reaching a deep 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 synthpads from Ableton’s sound banks bridging 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 to keep the audiences moving and their minds stimulated.