Rebel Sonix are London based audio-visual bass merchants Larry Holcombe, Al Swettenham and Phil ‘G’ Guest. Embracing different styles and tempos, they produce music aimed squarely at the dancefloor.
Rebel Sonix tracks range from Moombahton and Moombahcore to Dubstep, Dancehall and Drum and Bass. Already with a string of tracks on labels such as Eight Fx and Quantum and high profile remixes of artists such as DnB legend John B in the bag, RS have recently released brand new music including collaborations with Whiskey Pete and Geek Boy and their huge ‘Back It Up’ track alongside Dancehall vocalist Lantan which recieved support from big hitters such as the Freestylers, Orbital and received airplay on XFM.
Their current remix of Johnny Wore Black’s ‘Up In Flames’ is currently smashing dancefloors the world over. Their audio visual skills have also led to them V-mixing for a string of high profile clients such as MTV, J and B Whiskey, Sky TV and Nike to name but a few. Their live AV shows have taken them all over the world from Minsk to Mumbai including peak slots at the Hub stage, Shangri-la at the 2010 and 2011 Glastonbury festivals.
As a producer learn your kit inside and out and don’t fall into the trap of thinking you need this and that plugin etc… You need knowledge and experience to get the most out of your kit not a hard drive full of things that you have no idea how to use.
What has been one of the toughest music related experiences you’ve faced?
Having my passport taken away and getting locked up in a room at a Russian airport under suspicion for planting something on a plane!
How did you get through or deal with it?
There were 4 of us and we just had a laugh until we were allowed to leave!
What did you learn?
You have to be careful when you are in certain parts of the world sometimes as things don’t operate the same ways as you are used to!