Just as this spring commences, producer and musician Stefon Taylor, known as Bionik, will release an album of new material, Sonik Boom. Based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Bionik has a long history in music, both up on stage and behind the soundboards in the studio. Throughout his career he’s worked with, amongst others, ED O.G., Tamara Savage, Phil Collins, MC Lyte, Lady Saw, Everton Blender, Johnny Osborne and Frankie Paul. After relocating to Los Angeles, he engineered and produced albums for Far East Movement, Ice-T, Too Short, Aceyalone, Treasure Davis, Ras Kass, Kool Keith, Volume 10, MC Zulu, Black Silver, Baby Bash and Lil’ Rob.
Below you can watch the video for “Helikopter (feat. Griffen)”, the first track to be released from Sonik Boom. If that track is any indication, one best ready her dancing shoes for the LP’s release date… this is music to get you moving.
Bionik tells PopMatters about the video: “‘Helikopter (feat. Griffen)’; is a combination of many of the genres that have inspired and driven my music. hip-hop, dancehall, reggae, and trap all co-mingle in a bubbling cauldron of molten EDM that fuels the party. The vocal sample, from Chicago artist Griffen, conveys my confusion at the state of the complex world that we live in.
“The video, produced by Wylie Cable from Dome of Doom, is a bio-mechanical journey through an alien terrain. Flying machines assemble before your eyes and crawl from an extraterrestrial, primordial pond full of kaleidoscopic colors and shapes… feels like home.”
Sonik Boom is out on Party Time Society on 10 March.