An excellent Double Bass, Piano and Guitar player, Rob Sparx has been writing and DJing dance music since the late 90s. Robs first release in Jan 2004 "Rob the Builder - Can you fix it", was the start of a wave of drum n bass releases on Twisted Individual's label's Grid, Zombie and Up Yours.
Rob has also released DNB on Formation records (DJ SS), Propaganda (Generation Dub), Vibez (Subject13) and label/distributor Z-Audio. Never one to be pigeonholed Rob soon experimented with other genres producing breaks, house/electro and his main style dubstep most of which was released by labels associated with Z-Audio. Rob has also produced trance for Armin Van Buren's Armada imprint and has his own label Migration Recordings.
Owing to the diverse range of music he produces Robs tunes have been played by a wide selection of DJ's including: Zane Lowe, Kissy Sell out, Eddy Temple Morris, Nerm, Pathaan, Joe Ransom, Skream, N-Type, Distance, Benga, Darkside, TRG, N-Type, Scientist, Walsh, Rusko, Tes La Rok, Sukh Knight, Grooverider, Bryan G, Bailey, Jumping Jack Frost, Dieselboy, LDouble, Marky, Nicky Blackmarket, Flyte, Ash Attack, James Zabelia, Nick Warren, Anthony Pappa, Laurent Garnier, Colin Dale, Gabriel Ananda, Quivver and 10Sui! Robs tunes have featured on stations including Radio 1, 1XTRA (Mary Anne Hobbs show plus a set & interview on Nerms Electro East show), KissFM, RinseFM and Ministry Radio. Artists Rob has worked with include Distance, Cyrus (Random Trio), Reso, Propatingz, TRG, El-B, Tunnidge, Numbernin6, Synkro, Radikal Guru, Bar9, Nero, D-Ranged, Subject13, Phantasy & Shodan, Twisted Individual, Zen, Sharooz, Tom Pooks, Pablo Bolivar and Mike Foyle (Armada).
2009 saw the release of Rob’s double CD debut album Trooper on Z-Audio with vinyl samplers which includes remixes from Distance, TRG, Reso, Bar9, Synkro & Indigo and received many great reviews from magazines such as Knowledge (“an unpretentious masterpiece”), IDJ (“impressive throughout”), ATM (“Very well produced dubstep”) and inet sites like Getdarker (“A well crafted mix of tracks”).
Rob has DJ’d alongside the likes of Skream, Fresh, Caspa, Chef, Joker, D-Bridge, Doctor P, Kryptic Minds, DFRNT, Stenchman, Current Value and Audiojack. He has played many cities in the UK and toured all over the world playing gigs in New York, Puerto Rico, Australia (Perth, Sydney, Melbourne), Belgium (Brussels, Antwerp, St Niklaas, Hasselt), Poland (Wroclaw, Katowice, Krakow), Germany (Berlin, Hamburg, Leipzig), Kiev, Amsterdam and Valencia. He has 3 tours in the next 6 months planned which include gigs in Russia (Moscow, St Petersburg, Omsk, Ekaterinburg), Hong Kong, Canada and the US.
In 2012 Rob merged his own imprints: Migration Records & Sour Grapes under the NexGen Music umbrella, as well as working on a collaboration project with NexGen Founder D.A. WATCH THIS SPACE!