Sonkin Sonkin, a Rick Deckard/DJ Lethal hybrid, is becoming a force to be reckoned with in the brave new world that is Dubstep. He touched down in Philly in the Summer of '07 and has yet to look back. Sonkin was born and raised on death metal in sunny, Tampa, F-L-A to Russian immigrant parents with heavy classical music backgrounds. After fine tuning his skills at Full Sail and in the Orlando Drum n Bass community, he spent parts of 2005 and 2006 working with Russian Recording in Bloomington, Indiana. Nevertheless, Bloomington could not contain the production styles of Sonkin, so he and felinous side kick, Angie set wagons west, and trekked to the City of Angels. Perhaps it was the change of scenery or just the Pure Filth (soundsystem) and smog that inhabit the city of L.A. but Sonkin now knew that Dubstep would be the sound in which he'd hone in on and flourish. We can thank his last two stops, Los Angeles and his new home, Philadelphia , for the ubran edge that has developed. Sonkin, no stranger to the festival circuit, has graced the bill with Snoop Dog as well as international electronic wonders such as, Shpongle, 2020 Soundsystem, Elliot Lipp, Joe Nice, MSTRKRFT, DubWar NYC, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist, the Disco Biscuits, Biodeisel, KJ Sawka, Orchard Lounge, Lotus, and the MJ Project as well as other national acts.