So what do you get when you take a small town kid gifted in music and obsessed with heavy metal and bring him of age during the techno revolution? You get JHelix. You get a musician who loves a good dance beat, driving rhythm, and a million ethereal sounds blending into one; but who also loves strong harmonies, powerful vocals, and raw emotions...
The comparisons people have made to JHelix are endless. Korn, Nine Inch Nails, Alice in Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, Depeche Mode, Marilyn Manson, Gary Numan and Orgy, are the most common as far mainstream acts are concerned. The niche acts are too numerous to list. His sound incorporates elements of Trance, Electro, Industrial, Gothic Rock, Progressive house, EBM and Alternative into a mix that respects the hook as much as the melody, while never losing site of the beat. The songs will have you singing along, nodding your head, and devouring the lyrics.
JHelix song “The One” was placed as the third track on the second “Buzzlighter” promo compilation cd by Shut Eye Records (Atlanta, Ga) in 2002. Here, he made it to the play lists of over 65 college and satellite radio stations throughout the US and Canada, getting props from several station producers along the way. Upon the self release of his debut full length album “No Lies”, JHelix launched his own college radio campaign, getting air play in Canada, Alaska and many states in mainland USA. All the while appearing in playlists next to industry veterans such as LCD Soundsystem, Nine Inch Nails, Imogen Heap, Radiohead, VNV Nation, Frontline Assembly and Combichrist just to name a few. JHelix earned praise in several 2007 college radio blogs and reviews. One radio blogger in particular cited; “This guy could be top 40 in no time”. Stations are still playing tracks from this 2007 release to this day.
Capitalizing on the opportunity to use his gifts in production and as a vocalist, JHelix partnered with friend and veteran DJ/Remixer, Less’Noise (Fher Rivera) in late 2007 to form a live act. The pair took to making music almost immediately, and within three months were doing a debut live streaming performance on NYC’s own DownshiftRadio.com. A clip of this performance can be found on YouTube.com. The duo also garnished praise for their live performance at a Le’Uname fashion show in Atlanta, GA.
Using the positive vibes from his college radio success, live performances, website feedback, and placing in the top 3% of ALL-TIME for Electronic music on Garageband.com, JHelix obtained some upgraded equipment, and began work on a second full length album. This second album promises to blur even more genre lines, and push even more boundaries of musical fusion. Ready to do whatever it takes to make his voice heard, JHelix looks at the ever changing landscape of the modern music scene and sees only success.