Alex Pavlou aka Phaction’s passion for music was founded through a love of drumming from an early age. He moved to Bristol in 2007 where his growing fascination for Drum and Bass music was catalysed by the diverse vibe and nightlife of the city.After learning to mix and playing out live with high energy sets he began craving a new challenge and sought a different medium through which to express his creativity.

His journey into music production began in 2013. Inspired by liquid legends such as Lenzman, Technimatic and Total Science, he wanted to re-capture the vibes he fell in love with while he was studying. Outside of Drum & Bass, his love of a wide range of music from classical and jazz through to film scores and even heavy metal have been intrinsic in the vibe of his productions.

His first finished piece of music was recently picked up by tutor and mentor Arclight and subsequently the label boss of Liquicity. His debut track ‘Someone’ was released on the label’s compilation album Escapism Volume 2 in November 2014 and features the vocals of Katkin Willow, an exceptionally talented singer following a similar dream.

Since then he reached out to Marco, the founder of Fokuz Recordings and has since made his label debut with the Vapour and Stratos EPs, with Stratos gaining support from the likes of Total Science, Technimatic, LSB, FD and Tokyo Prose. 2016 is set to be a busy year for the fledgling producer, with a remix from Total Science collaborations with GLXY and Hugh Hardie, DJ sets at Hospitality Bristol and London and much more.

– Photo courtesy of Jacob Gibbins / Aspect Media