Zardonic (aka Federico Agreda) of Barquisimeto, Venezuela, one of the rising stars in the international drum and bass constellation. Driven and prolific, heís establishing an enviable reputation for quality production and total dancefloor destruction.
Though best-known now for extreme, angry, high energy drum and bass, Zardonicís repertoire encompasses the industrial, metal, goth and ambient genres as well under different aliases. His relentlessly in your face drum and bass remix of NINís ìThe Hand That Feedsî became a global sensation on the NIN Remix Web site.
In 2006 Zardonicís first dnb tracks (ìHer Lust for Bloodî and îScourgeî) were signed to California label Death Brigade Records. In 2007, AK1200, a founding father of the North American dnb scene, selected Zardonicís thrilling ìMoonlight Ceremonyî (featuring indigenous venezuelan drum samples) for his ìWeapons of Tomorrowî mixed compilation CD which further heightened his profile, leading to his tunes becoming supported by international dnb stars including Dieselboy, Pendulum, John B and Counterstrike.
2009 saw the release by Big Riddim Recordings of Zardonicís remix of AK1200ës classic ìJuniorís Tune,î and being commissioned by Dieselboy to do sound design for the Planet of the Drums 10th Anniversary Tour video intro.
His catalog of remixes continues to grow as well as his collaborations with other respected artists including Counterstrike (South Africa) and Messinian (Philadelphia, PA, USA) who rapped over their infamous ìPoliciaî track which was a huge dance floor hit, even dropped by dnb legends Andy C and DJ Hype. Zardonicís other label affiliations include Freak Recordings, Counterstrike, and Cymbalism.
So far 2010 has been a huge year for Zardonic: his 12-city "Raid Over Europa" Tour with DJ / producer / vocalist Joanna Syze (Ioanna Borovska), the release of his ìRetaliationî mix for download by drum and bass web site Dogsonacid.com paired with an in-depth interview (in which he identified Melody, Latin, Industrial, and Metal as the predominant key components of his sound), and the release by seminal North American drum and bass label Human Imprint of the "South Of Human" EP featuring ìHardcore Will Never Dieî and ìSystems Activatedî.