Raised in the Windy City, Patrick grew up on a healthy dose of warehouse electronic music: Making dance-floor friendly beats distributed on mix tapes. His curiosity for electronic sound drew him to study at Berklee College of Music, where he started writing his own granular synthesizers and glitch beat-slicers. Patrick has three releases to date on labels Gears of Sand, Xynthetic, and Vu-us.
Along with his electronic productions, Patrick has formed the band The Hole Punch Generation, whose debut full-length will be released internationally on Audiobulb Records in October 2009.
Balthrop’s adventures in sound design have led him to work for Harmonix and 2k Games, working on titles such as BioShock, the Rock Band franchise, and The Beatles Rockband. Patrick is a big fan of the artists on “Oxytocin” and is excited to have a track on the compilation.