SONIK make electronic music in the 'Dance' genre. SONIK are Mark Cox and John
Phee. SONIK enjoy punishing computers at home, and at work.
SONIK never record using magnetic
tape as it's a capital
offence in this day and age.
SONIK believe that a track isn't
finished until theres a power cut,
or a major hardware failure.
SONIK derive pleasure from the use
of electronic instruments by
manufacturers such as Korg, Roland, Nord, EMU Systems and Native
Instruments. SONIK affirm that computers should really be used for everything,
including making tea. SONIK are based in central Scotland. SONIK have a strong dislike
of Boy Bands and FM Synthesis technologies.
SONIK like to play music 'live',
but often find it difficult to remain on a
stage for more than 15 minutes.
SONIK often filter bass drum
sounds in an attempt to 'ping' out the resonant
frequencies of the receiving speaker system. SONIK
always thought that the Roland Corporation make the best drum machines in the
world. SONIK are sure that dance music becomes much more interesting when it
incorporates atmospheric backing sounds. SONIK deliberately put this column of text
together in such a way as to disorient potential readers. SONIK often wonder
how the 'magic bullet' theory wasn't laughed out of court five minutes after it
was put forward. SONIK regularly re-record tracks in order to take advantage of
new ideas and styles. SONIK exploit the fact that their music is in digital
form by changing the way the track is orchestrated, each and every time they
play gigs. SONIK often set rhythms at between 144 and 149BPM because thats
where people tend to like it.
SONIK thank you for your attention in reading this page of rather confusing,
condensed information about them
The music of SONIK is derived from a very varied array of influences
spanning the entire electronic music scene such as Kraftwerk, JMJ,
Underworld, NIN, 808 State, Front 242, and HiGate (not to mention a
million faceless dance acts.) SONIK attempts to combine many of the
aspects of modern dance music with the more subtle atmospheric
qualities of bands such as Kraftwerk and Underworld. With the use of
ambient voice clips and soundbites, SONIK produce a laidback fusion of
strong dance oriented beats, with an interesting, atmospheric backing.
While always remaining focused on the rhythm element of the music,
SONIK believe that the monotonic, 7 minute long type of dance track
leaves many listeners disenchanted. As a remedy for this effect, the
band strictly limit tracks to a maximum length of 4 minutes and always
attempt to provide the listener with something different every few
seconds. SONIK formed in 2001 and immediately began writing and
recording their unique brand of electronic music. The band write,
record and produce music for fun, and as such believe that music
should be free of charge. In keeping with this philosophy, SONIK
encourage others to download and distribute the music in audio and MP3
SONIK enjoy playing music live and plan to do so many times
during the next 12 months.
The band are currently writing new
material which, they hope to play live in before 2011. These
gigs will also showcase our new 'do everything on an old laptop
running a realtime Linux kernel' setup which the band have developed over the last 6 months in order to
realise their ambition of mixing and triggering large number of audio
samples live on stage.
Please visit the News section of this site
regularly for more details on these up and coming events.
Copyright SONIK, Updated 27 Dec 2014