From listening to drum and bass and jungle since the mid-nineties, and regularly attending his local club – the legendary Atomics in Maidstone – J Centrik moved onto collecting vinyl and DJing at local bars and parties under the name Deadlock, with his partner in crime Jon VDP.
Deadlock went on to producing tracks which were influenced by their favourite artists such as Ed Rush & Optical and Stakka & Skynet, and went on to have releases on Mindrush Recordings and their own imprint, Deadlock Music. They also won 1Xtra’s new talent competition for their more liquid track, “Soul Searchin’”, and were a runner up in DNB Arena’s remix competition for EZ Rollers’ track, “Roadrunner”.
Taking a side-step from the scene in the mid-2000’s, J Centrik later reignited his love for music production and joined forces with guitarist and songwriter, Rawdy Evernden to form Neon Breaks. Under this alias they produced a number of deep, downtempo tracks combining guitars with basslines, synths and a touch of drum and bass.
Over the last couple of years J Centrik has been back into full on drum and bass production. His style leans mostly towards the deep liquid side of the genre, taking influence from new school liquid producers and combining this with his love of early 2000’s sci-fi tech.