Dubconscious has come to represent both the east and the western coast of Canada. Born in Toronto & raised on the jungle & drum’n’bass sounds permeating the city in the late 90s & early 2000s, he developed a taste for hard beats drenched in reggae vibes. 2004 brought a big move across the country to the city of Victoria, which was nurturing a fledgling breaks & jungle scene – by the end of his first year of University, he had bought his first set of Technics and the seed was planted. Bouncing back & forth between TO & Vic for the next 3 years of school presented plenty of chances to play to different music to new crowds, adding reggae & dancehall to the repertoire, as well dubstep – in its infancy at this point. After school the move was made back east, joining up with the Dubslingers crew in Toronto – who are still holding down Canada’s longest running dubstep weekly, Dubslingers Wednesdays at Thymeless.
After having established a name for himself in Toronto’s competitive scene, he headed west once more, this time settling in Nelson, BC. Since the start of 2010, momentum has been gaining for the dj Dubconscious – opening some of the more prestigious bass music shows in the area (ie Rusko) up until March when he took off to complete his first overseas tour through Spain. The summer brought performances at plenty of festivals including Shambhala, Starbelly, & Harvest Festival in Ontario – followed by another cross-country tour for the month of September. Settling in for another winter season in the Kootenays, Dubconscious can be caught playing shows all over western Canada, and has already been confirmed to play on the Beach Stage at Shambhala again in 2011.
Dubconscious has appeared in nearly every major city in Canada, sharing the stage with the likes of The Roots, Andy C, Mixmaster Mike, Shy FX & Skibadee, Rusko, Redlight, Dillinja, Plastician, the Glitch Mob, Mat The Alien, Crissy Criss, Zed’s Dead, Antiserum, Marcus Visionary, ill.gates, Jacky Murda, Michael Red, Taal Mala & B Traits – just to name a handful.