Johnny Trika, born and raised in Montréal, Canada, was struck with a musical epiphany back in 2010 at the age of 18. Since then, Johnny has dedicated the major...ity of his free time solely to mastering programs and finding his own sound. Searching for nirvana in the machines in the basement, he spent three years tinkering his sonic palette before feeling ready enough to share his music with Ali “Dubfire” Shirazinia.
During Dubfire’s Norh American tour in the fall of 2013 the two connected, initially agreeing to include the track ‘Rum Shake’ on a VA compilation. This later blossomed into a 3 track EP, ‘Main Squeeze’, released in October 2014. Johnny Trika has released three strong EPs on Dubfire’s Sci+Tec Digital Audio label in total, each more special than the last. Johnny Trika released his EP ‘Punk Fools’ in June 2015 - the title track generated quite the buzz before its release, leading to an original music video premiered by Vice’s THUMP. Most recently, Johnny Trika’s latest SCI+TEC EP ‘Day Tripper’ sat at the #1 spot on Beatport’s Minimal charts for over a week. Johnny Trika is also featured on Matt Sassari’s ‘Panterre’ label, contributing with a remix for Matt’s own ‘Don Freeze Up’. Johnny fools around with the synthetic sounds and vocals to create something which resonates more with his own sound.
Johnny Trika has performed at Output, Stereo, Coda, BPM Festival, Block 33, and sets his sights on new horizons for 2017. He is most noted for his display of true showmanship, with his elaborate live sets stacked only with original material - both released hits and unreleased gems. Johnny Trika constantly strives to keep his performances as significant and strange as possible. His mission is to push the development of minimal techno to more contemporary plains, while intertwining his own artistic essence.
Johnny Trika’s empathic and immersive nature bleeds into his live performances, often choosing to experiment with track arrangements live to produce sets that cannot be duplicated again, all the while delivering the well- established ‘Johnny Trika’ sound to the dance floor. Read more