"This producer has a real talent for this style music in the electronic genre, it suits him very well, and his music is fascinating to listen"
The man with the medicine is Erik Hale, a San Diego based dubstep artist and producer. With Erik’s creative perfection and passion, he’s quickly evolved into “Convulsic.” His amped-up meld of dubstep and trance works directly on your brain, which will never be the same. Erik’s musical style developed quite differently than the typical electronic musician, as he explains, “I was initially into bands like Metallica, The Offspring, and even Tom Petty.” This early fascination with hard rock led Hale to take up guitar and keyboards and teach himself to play. “I think my early work with the guitar and piano was a big influence on my musical development,” He continues, “Working with instruments gave me a better ability to arrange and orchestrate my electronic compositions.” However, to see just how Erik Hale became Convulsic, you have to take a step back to understand how deep his love is for the craft of music. “I remember hearing some techno remixes of Mario Brothers and Zelda game music, and I was amazed,” offers Erik. By the time he was twelve, he was already playing in bands and heavily influenced by the genres of reggae and punk. He has been on stage ever since; it is only the genres that have changed.