Nervegasmic is how John Cabalum describes his brand of mixed genre electronic music hence his monicker NERVEGASM. Born in 1976, John counts in AC/DC, Alice Cooper and Devo as his earliest music influences. His eventual foray into the world of electronic music was due in part to the musical landscape that characterized the early 80's- 90s. Specifically, the musical influences of New Order,Joy Division, AphexTwin and DJs such as 4hero, fabio, grooverider,Goldie and Photek. In 1998, John released his first E.P. Hellfire which he released on his very own Nervegasm and SVWSP (Scratch Vinyls with Sand Papers) label which was soon followed a few months later with Yerba del Diablo. Both tracks used to be available on the now defunct music website mp3manila.com. Specifically, Hellfire and Dosed gained 400 downloads. In May 2003, John released his latest album The Down Sessions which is his most adventurous and accessible sonic collection to date. Musically, it is a sizable shift from his previous E.P.s. The album focuses more on his orchestral leanings further inspired by the use of string sections. The album reveals a more melodic and freestyling side although it still retains its innovative and cutting edge beats. The Down Sessions contains a myriad of rhythms styles and features that use atmospheric effects to a great degree. The album preceeded the single Alone and Endless, an infectiously melodic and haunting sampled track with dark ambient strings underpinned by down tempo rhythm, displaying the versatile nature of Johns output and also a willingness to side-step temporary fashionable dance sub-genres such as breakbeat and all the rest.
primal scream, new order, coldcut, goldie, ac/dc, stone roses, shaun ryder, joy division, the fall, sex pistols, the clash, Pil, bad, alot.