Sid LeRock (aka Pan/Tone, Gringo Grinder) is one of Canada’s leading electronic producers with 6 albums under his belt and well over 50 singles..and climbing!. He remixed for Depeche Mode, Fairmont, Placebo and did collaborations with Dj Koze, Ada, Metope and Jake Fairley.
Sid LeRock was born and raised in the northern regions of Ontario, Canada. Moving constantly from one small town to another cold and desolate town due to his fathers search for work as a uranium minor / lumberjack. Sid left the family cabin to make the move of his own. First to Windsor where it was there, in the neighboring city of Detroit that he first made contact with Techno music during its famous underground warehouse parties. He then made the jump to the big city of Toronto to study music engineering. It was there that he become more involved in techno as a life choice career rather then just as a avid listener. Feeling that itch to move again, as it was a thing that seemed natural for him to do based on his upbringing. Sid LeRock made the overseas voyage to Cologne, Germany in 2003. He was in the first wave of the North American invasion to Europe. The success and demand for his music allowed him to live in Europe since then, where he presently resides in Berlin.
Sid has been producing as well as performing live since 1998. His unique brand of music, which blends modern dance floor electronics with rock n roll esthetics is what makes his music sound so explosive and captivating to the ears. You can feel all levels of raw emotion with Sid’s need to expr ess this through melody and what he claim’s as “the human error factor”. He says, “no matter how well you think your in sync with the crowd, its best when the unexpected digital hiccups occur. Then, thats when I feel most connected to everyone. The errors and how you have to quickly recover from them is what proved to be my best performances. People just want to hear the human behind the machines.”
Sid Le Rock recently released his third album titled “Tout Va Bien” on Shitkatapult Records in June, 2010, and to support his album he is offering one of his tracks from the new album as a free download!