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Gridlok is an american producer of music and DJ, specializing in drum and bass music.

He was raised in Florida and trained as a classical violinist. He soon found himself edging away from the constraints of a traditional musical education. He began picking up other instruments, familiarizing himself with methods and techniques which diverged from classical music, exploring the possibilities of making electronic music.

Influenced by electronic rock, Gridlok discovered the style of dance music known as drum and bass. Gridlok and DJ Redcoat were the original members of a group called Project 51. After a string of singles on his own imprint, other labels including Zero-G, Audio Blueprint, and Sudden Def began to feature his music. It was during this first creative push that he founded his new label, Project Fifty-One, that would go on to play a major role in his future.

One of Gridlok's earliest notable tracks was Heatwave on Violence Recordings. He remixed artists such as Josh Wink and Usual Suspects for Renegade Hardware.

In 2005 he released his first album with Hive, Keaton and Echo, Welcome To Violence. After this release, Gridlok began working on his first double pack release on P51, The 5 On 1 EP, which included his second collaboration with Dom & Roland that year and work with Silver, Optiv, Ryme Tyme, and Echo. Around this time, Gridlok released a single on Hive's Violence Recordings, Hard As Fuck/5th Dimension.

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