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The multi-dimensional producer/performer/DJ Anthony Traynor AKA PROPATINGZ is responsible for some of the finest moments in contemporary EDM. Heralded as “Man of the Moment” (Fat Drop UK) he has numerous top 10 releases on some of EDM’s biggest labels (BOKA, Z Audio, Black Acre, Fabric, PLAY ME) and has emerged as one of the hottest names on the international DJ circuit. His production prowess has been in great demand for remix and collaboration projects for scene powerhouse producers such as 16 bit, Bassnectar and Breaks legend Freq Nasty with major support coming from N-type, Glitch Mob, Akira Kiteshi and Radio 1 DJ Kissy Sell Out amongst others. In his previous incarnation as “BreakBeatBuddha” he helped forge the now lauded International Glitch Hop scene alongside such artists as Edit and Lazer Sword.
2009 saw the first PropaTingz releases, the first of which, “Peacemaker”, made it on to the seminal Fabric Live mix CD, mixed by Freq Nasty. “Babylons Scared ft Dakini” (Audio Freaks) followed close behind with the mighty 16 bit on remix duties, described by Boomkat as “a technological murder weapon”; In 2010 the pace quickened as Propa took turns on the remix duties remixing 16 bits slaughter house dubstep anthem “Chainsaw Calligraphy” (BOKA). His crunk step take on the original, described by ST Holdings as “devastating, pure and simple” earned him accolades and established him as a major player in genre. “PoorManStyle/Wickedest Sound” (Off Road/Black acre) found its way to Kissy Sell Outs “Young Blood” feature on BBC Radio 1 and was an instant dubstep rave smash. “Hustle Hard/Stay Alive” (Bad Acid/Black Acre) saw Propa return to his UK grime roots and was described by the listening booth as “a leviathan of block rocking bass science…”. 2010 saw Propa on remix duties for Rob Sparx in the form of “Windscreen Snipa” which found its way onto the seminal UKF dubstep channel on you-tube earning him close to a million hits just off this track alone. Through the various twists and turns of the scene Propa has managed to stay one step ahead of the curve and his last release “STRONG” on PLAY ME records did not disappoint. Feeling like the scene was becoming stale and generic he threaded elements of live musicality into the dancefloor formula to create an anthemic dubstep masterpiece. This effort won him a top 10 ranking on soundcloud overall as well as charting top 10 on Beatport. To back up this release Propa joined forces with the mighty Jesse Leach of KILL SWITCH ENGAGE to remix “AWAKEN” which was a metal-dubstep tour de force to be reckoned with.
2013 will see Anthony raising the bar in the form of the “PRECOGNITION” project, his first foray into Live territory. The Precognition Project integrates his full Throttle dance floor sensibility with Live visuals and a rotating cast of outstanding musicians and performers. Stay close for the first releases coming soon!