In his debut year, 2012, as an EDM artist, Mutrix, aka James Ruehlmann, has made a solid name for himself - and fast! His productions and remixes have consistently topped the Soundcloud Dubstep charts and been championed by key blogs including Dubstep.net, Fist In The Air and This Song Slaps. His remix of Die Antwoord’s “Dis Iz Why I’m Hot” reached Number One overall on Soundcloud in September with over 10,000 downloads in the first days of its release. Since the self release of his debut “Contact” E.P. this May, Mutrix has seen over 1 million plays and 100,000+ downloads of his music. And every release converts new members to his rabid, fast growing group of fans. Recent official remixes of Borgore’s “Decisions” and Krewella’s “Killin’ It” have put Mutrix firmly on the map with his “Killin’ It” remix being the backing track to Krewella’s latest video release.
But Mutrix is no stranger to the big stage. The Cincinnati native ﬁrst entered the music scene straight out of high school as a guitarist in the death metal band At the Throne of Judgment. He toured the US with some of the world’s heaviest and most popular metal acts including Whitechapel, The Devil Wears Prada, Born of Osiris, and Winds of Plague. He has a passion for heavy, dark, aggressive music and he brings the intensity of his death metal roots to his electronic productions. Channeling all of the unbridled energy of his heavy metal past into his DJ sets, it would be a challenge to make it through a Mutrix show without headbanging.
Mutrix is by no means the typical “single genre producer”, as his remixes and original works span the full range of bass music, from dubstep to electro house, drum and bass to glitch hop. His rich background as both a musician and a producer brings a seasoned sense of composition to his productions. His experience as a guitarist in a highly technical metal band give his creations a hyper-detailed and complex rhythmic structure, while his songwriting background attributes to the epic, memorable melodies that stick in your head for days. He employs the same versatility during his live show, and invariably has the crowd bouncing to tracks across a wide spectrum of BPMs.
With a slew of huge remixes already set for release in early 2013, along with further development of a dynamic, high energy DJ set - it’s going to be an even wilder ride for Mutrix over the next year.
Put your bass face on and raise your metal horns to the disco ball!