DJ Ik is into music, pure & simple - he has been playing and producing it for nearly 25 years. His roots are in hardcore punk & industrial, but he eventually fell in love with the electronic sounds of ambient/idm, techno, and drum & bass. He is a founding member of Fragment - an electronic band that has been around for 20 years, and with whom he has released 3 independent albums - and can currently be found in Curved Space Labs' M31 studio working on new material across the spectrum, from ambient to drum & bass to dub. In the studio, Ik works primarily with fellow CSL founder and cohort DJ Jagdish, embarking on unique efforts that look to expand the boundaries of musical creation.

As a DJ he has been known to play techno & tech-house, ambient & even hip hop sets, but he's focused primarily on drum & bass over the last 10 years. He has worked the NYC circuit, as well as played dates in San Francisco, Washington DC, Miami, Cleveland & Pittsburgh, earning the respect of his peers and club-goers nationwide. He was a co-founder & a resident of Compound, the landmark weekly Chinatown party that garnered respect in the underground scene due to its reputation as being a party of pure music and dj appreciation with a multi-genre format. Dropping spontaneous, fluid & original sets landed him regular guest slots at the infamous "Testpress Sundays" hosted by ISM Records' DJ Swingsett, and a bi-monthly residency at the Brooklyn Dub Lab party Aperture. Dates at other key weeklies across the city, as well as countless sets at one-offs, house and rooftop parties, and special events saw Ik make a steady rise on the NYC scene. He has played alongside such notable DJs as Dara, Klute, DB, Dr. S. Gachet, Mathematics, Rekha, Karsh Kale, Miss Dinky and many others.


  • ISDN Netcast on Freq/pseudo.com, NYC
  • Good World, NYC
  • CB's 313, NYC
  • Void, NYC
  • Agora Theatre, Cleveland
  • Peabody's, Cleveland
  • Phantasy Nite Club, Cleveland
  • Babylon, Cleveland
  • Varsity Club, Kent
  • Downtown Connection, Columbus
  • Stache's, Columbus
  • Sudsy Malone's, Cincinnati


  • [NYC]
  • Compound @ Good World, Resident
  • Zero Point @ Korova Milk Bar, Resident
  • Thursdays @ Void, Resident
  • Aperture @ Level X, Brooklyn, rotating resident
  • Testpress Sundays @ Drinkland, regular guest
  • Secret Night Of Science @ Love
  • Third Rail Elektrik @ Guernica
  • Camouflage @ Guernica, Opaline, Sin Sin
  • Mutiny @ The Frying Pan
  • Ignite @ Liquids
  • Aerophobia @ Idlewild
  • War of The Worlds @ King Collision, Brooklyn
  • All Pro Drum&Bass Invitational @ Sweet & Vicious
  • Sushi Bass @ Ave. A Sushi
  • Key Bar
  • The Cooler
  • Velvet Lounge
  • Filter 14
  • Orchard Bar
  • Bauhaus
  • Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Station: Live PA/DJ Score for Cynthia Rowley's Fashion Show

  • [Other cities]
  • Compound Beach Sessions, Miami Beach
  • 333 Ritch, San Francisco
  • DMF Party, Washington DC
  • BBT, Pittsburgh
  • In:verse @ Touch, Cleveland
  • Spy Bar, Cleveland
  • House of Blues, Cleveland
  • Re(vision) @ Annabel's, Akron

  • Internet Radio:
  • Hosted Waveform Resonance on O2 Radio [Cleveland]
  • Featured guest at O2 1 year anniversary party [Cleveland]
  • Guest on Witness the Sickness [NYC]
  • Guest on Outside The Cube on Bassjunkees.com [NYC]

  • FM Radio:
  • Multiple guest spots on the WRUW 91.1 shows Beat Matrix & The Raver's Edge