Widely accepted as one of the most standout drum & bass producers to come to prominence in recent times, BILLAIN is a master of auditory innovation and has rightfully earned himself his reputation as a well-respected influence on the genre. BILLAIN has received support from some of the biggest names in drum & bass claiming releases on CRITICAL MUSIC, INVISIBLE, EATBRAIN, and BAD TASTE to name only a handful.
The signature BILLAIN sound is rooted in early influences like The Prodigy and Aphex Twin. After learning the details of production by making hip hop and techno, drum & bass became the preferred medium for his musical ability. In 2011, BILLAIN released the two-track Kontra EP via CITRUS, and only one year later appeared on BAD TASTE with Batbots / Manifold. Following this release, his Blockfield EP dropped in 2013, further solidifying the energetic and technical aspects of his sound with “Boogie” and “Blockfield”. Shortly after was the release of the pivotal Colossus EP, which proved to a now extensive fanbase that BILLAIN was easily capable of elevating the already high expectations coupled with the neurofunk drum & bass genre. Bearing extraordinary and atypical tracks such as “Terminal” and “Autonomous” (along with support from renowned electronic platform UKF MUSIC), this release served as a clear-cut route to even more noteworthy projects. In the same year, BILLAIN was seen on OWSLA with an astounding remix of Koan Sound’s “Tetsuo’s Redemption”, and later released a trailer for his Colonize EP working alongside Sarajevo-based Marvel artist Enis Čišić. Proving his proficiency in multiple forms of art, the trailer also served as the first taste of a multi-chapter sci-fi narrative published alongside the EATBRAIN-backed EP.
Aside from a myriad of musical endeavors, BILLAIN has done extensive sound design work for major projects including the films Hunter Killer and Pacific Rim Uprising. He also employs his diverse skill set for HYPERBINARY, a sophisticated audiovisual project that includes the TERMINAL virtual reality music channel — the very first of its kind. A second alias of his dubbed AETHEK builds further on his proven production expertise with a striking style focused on intricate, complex sound design over musical arrangement. Flaunting an EP release titled 1991 VG on visionary imprint RENRAKU GLOBAL MEDIA and additionally handling all composition and sound design work for Ebb Software’s most anticipated game “Scorn”, AETHEK’s highly experimental yet cohesive approach to music has proven that he is in no way restrained by the boundaries of the norm. Endless self improvement and a tireless work ethic validates that BILLAIN is taking several key steps toward the future of experimental art. His Debut Album “Nomad’s Revenge” is nominated for the “Best album of the year” in British DnB Awards, featuring a short film released with the album with actors, animators that had worked on “Blade Runner”, and guests MC’s of highest caliber such as Orifice Vulgatron from Foreign Beggars. Billain’s work has been supported by Noisia, Amon Tobin, Chris Cunningham, Teebee, Glitchmob and MrBill to name a few. Billain’s next plans involve releasing the cluster of 7 albums intertwined with story narrative that has been unlocked by the debut album.