REAL NAME: Chris McCarthy
LABELS: Project 51 Ganja-Tek Playaz Recordings Trendkill Records Triple Seed Recordings Bad Taste Recordings
Prolix will be a familiar name to most hardened Drum and Bass heads, with a back catalogue that has seen releases on some of the most prolific and respected labels in the industry such as Playaz Recordings, Metalheadz, Commercial Suicide, Ganja Tek, Project 51, Virus and most recently, RAM Records. His unique style of production has achieved international recognition filling Prolix with the courage he needed to establish his own imprint in 2011, the mighty Trendkill Records.
As his reputation grew at an unprecedented level, Prolix soon found himself collaborating with an array of artists from across the genre such as American super producer Gridlok, Klute and Noisia, as well as remixing the likes of Ed Rush and Optical and Chase and Status. It was with his work for the latter however, that led to an introduction to pioneers DJ Hype and Pascal began the conception of sister label, Ganja Tek for the sole purpose of releasing his distinct and personal sound. Since then, Prolix’ production has gone from strength to strength, securing radio support from BBC 1Xtra’s Bailey, Friction and Mary Ann Hobbs.
One of his most seminal releases to date was the immensely popular True Born Playa/ Got to Roll, a collaboration with Gridlok and the legendary MC Fats which soared to the top of the download charts and into every self respecting DJ’s record bags the world over. Teaming up with Gridlok has come up trumps yet again, this time drawing the attention of RAM Records head honcho Andy C, with their debut 12″ of ‘Membrane’ and ‘Babylon’ devastating soundsystems worldwide.
So with a history of stellar collaborations, it comes as no surprise that 2012 saw MC Coppa work with the talented producer on the ‘On Like That’ EP. Featuring tracks such as ‘Feed the Habit’ which saw heavy support from Friction on BBC 1XTRA, ‘Interlace’ and the 110 bpm electro punk ‘Shut the Place Down’ Prolix continued to show why he is regarded as one of the top producers in drum and bass.
His label Trendkill Records has also gathered a strong following after releases with artists such as Gridlok, DLR, Silent Witness and Klute. This really is one to watch for the future.
Having toured America, Canada, and Australia, Prolix is well known for his high energy, floor-filling DJ sets. As well as doing his own headline shows accross Europe, he has also shared the stage with some of the top names in drum and bass including Sub Focus, Chase and Status, and Spor.
|CATALOG #||TITLE||RELEASE DATE|
|EATBRAIN036||L 33 - Karate LP: Black Belt Edition (The Remixes)||Feb 27, 2017|
|BLCKTNL042||Black Sun Empire & VA - The Wrong Room||Mar 31, 2017|
|BT012||VA - Bad Taste Vol. 4||Mar 21, 2011|
|TKRUK020||Prolix - Light Speed / Run The Beat||Mar 30, 2018|
|TKRUK037||Prolix: Beyond The Satellite||Jul 20, 2020|