Charlie B aka OPTIMUS GRYME has been an ambassador for the NZ Bass scene since promoting his first DNB gig in 1999.
Co-founding three labels (4ORT.NIGHT Recordings, OFFBEAT Records and OPTIMUS GRYME Recordings), he’s been at the forefront of the Aotearoa Bass scene for 20 years.
He started producing DNB and Jungle in 2000, and went on to release his first album in 2002.
In 2006 he co-hosted ROLL TV – NZ’s first and only nationwide TV show dedicated 100% to Drum and Bass.
That year he also became the DNB editor for the INFUSION magazine and went on to host the NZ Electronic show on KIWI FM.
In 2008 he released NZ’s first ever Dubstep 12inch record, and backed it up a year later with a record featuring NZ heavyweights TRUTH.
After a decade of non stop touring and multiple releases, 2017 saw the DEATH OF OPTIMUS GRYME as we knew it.
Now two years later, we enter THE REBIRTH OF GRYME – a new musical project not limited by genre or bpm.
Keep your ear to the ground as we’re about to see an onslaught of new releases, and festival appearances.