[ DubDerGutenHoffnung / Urban Bass // GER/USA ]
Over the past several years, Jimi Handtrix has become a stronghold of Berlin’s vibrant club scene, steadily building up a solid reputation as a passionate musical activist, promoter and deejay. Beginning his musical journey during the golden age of the mid-90s, he soon discovered the Jamaican soundsystem culture at YAAM, and found himself deeply rooted in the Reggae / Dub scene. It was here, on one fateful night, that he would discover the sound of Jungle / Drum & Bass.
From this point on, he began to develop an immense passion for the rolling basslines and souped-up breakbeats which would soon come to define his musical calling. Before long he was playing regular shows throughout the city, developing close ties with various promoters, deejays and crews, most notably “Dub der guten Hoffnung”, with whom he helped shape a unique club night at Subland, paying tribute to dub influenced electronic dance music.
“…an energetic whirlwind, fingers meticulously moving from turntable to mixer in a constant state of flux, seamlessly blending sounds and creating a unique musical journey with every performance.”
As of late he’s been gaining a lot of international exposure, having recently toured with the likes of Heist and SFR, including a one month European tour with US dubstep pioneer Roommate of Babylon System. Currently he’s touring North America, having already graced the stages in Detroit, Chicago, San Francisco, Mexico City, Lake Atitlan & Cosmic Convergence in Guatemala.