Synaptic FX is a veteran DJ from Canada exploring the luminous borderlands of underground house, techno, and electro. With decades of experience behind the decks, his smoothly-mixed sets feature everything from deep house and glistening progressive trance to twisted psychedelic techno and acid-drenched electro breaks. Despite ranging widely in his selections, Synaptic FX remains dedicated to a singular objective: conjuring timeless moments on the dance floor.
Synaptic FX is a veteran DJ from Canada exploring the luminous borderlands of underground house, techno, and electro. With decades of experience behind the decks and a vast, immaculately-curated collection, he employs a smooth digital mixing style to make surprising connections between disparate domains of sound. His multi-faceted sets range widely, blending everything from deep house and glistening progressive trance to twisted psychedelic techno and acid-drenched electro breaks, always conjuring timeless moments on the dance floor.
With deep roots in the psytrance scene, he discovered the progressive electronic sounds of Gui Boratto, Robert Babicz, and Max Cooper in the late 2000s, and formed a new project to explore the more melodic side of underground house and techno. Soon thereafter he delved into the emerging fusion of deep house, nu-disco, and pop techno typified by Maceo Plex, Chaim, and Visionquest, integrating these sounds and influences with smooth progressive house and twisted psychedelic techno to conjure a unique blend of styles all his own. Further investigations of sound in the late 2010s inspired a new passion for electro breaks and IDM, influences that were soon incorporated into his increasingly eclectic sets. Nowadays he continues to map territory at the leading edge of deep and artful electronic dance music, always with the aim of conjuring magic on the dance floor by presenting fresh material with a distinctly timeless quality, without regard for musical boundaries.
On the label front, Synaptic FX co-founded Techgnosis Records alongside Ben Rama in 2015, intent on carving a niche at the intersection of progressive techno and the deeper end of dark and moody psychedelic trance. The label has become home to an expanding roster of artists including Flembaz, MYDÄ, Trilingo, Luis M, Ken Zo, Frezel, and Pallida, all of whom can be heard in some of Synaptic FX’s more mind-altering sets.
Although proficient in both vinyl and CD mixing, Synaptic FX now employs a laptop and MIDI controller to maximize the creative potential of his sets with harmonic mixing and an expert use of layering and effects across long, smoothly-blended transitions. Every performance is entirely improvised, remaining true to the old school concept of DJing in response to feedback from the dance floor.