Parris produces restrained, bass-heavy electronic music orbiting the fringes of dubstep, grime, and techno. A renowned DJ and owner of the Soundman Chronicles label, he began releasing tracks during the middle of the 2010s, receiving acclaim for releases such as 2017 EP Your Kiss Is Sour.
Born in London, Dwayne Parris-Robinson started following the dubstep scene around 2007, and began regularly attended pioneering dubstep club night FWD>> by the beginning of 2010. Inspired by early James Blake material and releases on labels like Hemlock and Hessle Audio, he began producing his own brand of spacious, experimental bass music soon afterwards, in addition to working at London record shop BM Soho. As a DJ, he played gigs with Pinch, Zed Bias, L.V., and other crucial figures of the dubstep and U.K. garage scenes. Parris' label, Soundman Chronicles, launched in 2013. Caught/Collide, a collaboration with Wen, was released by dubstep label Tempa in 2014, and his first solo release, Burr, appeared on Idle Hands in 2016. The aptly named Skeletal followed on Ancient Monarchy, and a remix EP was issued at the end of the year. Releases for Hemlock (Your Kiss Is Sour) and The Trilogy Tapes (2 Vultures) helped raise Parris' profile in 2017, the year he relocated to Bristol. November of 2018 saw the release of "Deep Concentration" (with Kowton) on Glasgow label Rubadub, as well as Parris' second Idle Hands release, Puro Rosáceaes. ~ Paul Simpson