Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Cryptik’s introduction to electronic music was at the 611 parties in Philadelphia circa 1997. Following a move to Hawaii in 2000, he discovered a small but passionate scene with amazing local talent. Later on that year, he purchased a set of used turntables and secured his first gig, playing a mixture of house and trance at the now defunct Evolutions Waikiki.
Gradually drifting through several genres of music, Cryptik eventually settled on Drum and Bass, which he played exclusively for three years. Over this time, he shared the stage with the likes of..