Anthony Fearron or DJ
MaddTronix as he is also known made an impression on me similar to an allergic
reaction to a honeybee sting. Why that
analogy you may ask?
· Honeybees have specific jobs they must do. Anyone who has been around Anthony will
attest to his focus on creating in every capacity.
· A sting by a honeybee will surely bring back thoughts
of each encounter.
· Honeybees are severely misunderstood, underappreciated
and unnecessarily feared.
In my opinion Anthony Fearron
the “ARTIST” fits all of these. His work
has intense depth with his technique of layering. His creative spirit provides him the freedom
to let the energy dictate what to do next.
Focusing on a singular direction in Anthony’s work is futile, try
changing the perspective by rotating the piece!
The Long Island, NY born
Fearron graduated from Deer Park High School.
He shared one of his life experiences when friend Pete Shipman
introduced him to Jimi Hendrix’s version of the “Star Spangled Banner.”
|Long Time Friend and fellow Artist Karey Maurice Counts (L) and Fearron (R) WIMG Studio 2013|
Fearron recalls the moment by saying, “My
life had changed at that moment.”
Another statement from Fearron mimics my personal experience when I met
Hendrix. Several people of color didn’t
get it and nixed the thought of outside the box thinking, some said, “He’s a
white boy, he plays rock n roll etc.”
That didn’t deter me or Fearron and THANK GOD! Anthony finishes this segment by saying "From
that moment I would listen to everything under a stone" referring to music.
MaddTronix rattled off several
genres of music and experiences that went with them including House, Disco, the
Tramps, New Wave, Semi-Punk, Industrial, Techno, Gothic, Dup-Step, Jungle,
Trip-Hop and Glitch for example. Two
stories he shared included how “Ministry’s” Land of Rape & Honey impacted
him. His self-proclamation that he is
one of the 1st African Americans into the Industrial/Gothic
scene. He backed this up by saying he
was at first Long Island show of Ministry.
This performance took place at the club “Spy’s.” The other testimony to Tronix and his art and
music was his time on the air at WRSU-88.7FM on the campus of Rutgers University. The link is a collaborative with Daizo from
Tronix gave some info about
his time on the air at WRSU from 1996-2007 during the years of the Melody
Circuit. During that time Trenton and
New Brunswick had a 4 to 5 bar/club circuit happening. Those of us from Trenton would start at
Mundy’s, Perry’s Clubhouse, Perry’s Club14 then to City Gardens followed by a
trip up to New Brunswick’s Roxy(sp) and The Melody. While we reminisced we laughed about creating
a Melody-2 circuit, hmm stay tuned!
10 words on the mind of “Tronix”
Anthony spent some time in
Japan spinning music and gathering inspiration for painting. His artwork is in England, Paris, Japan and
throughout the USA.
SOME of his work can be
seen at the Exit7A studio on W. Front St. in downtown Trenton as well as
Euphemia Gallery 200 North Main St., Hightstown, NJ 08540 609-443-8300
Anthony, like the other many
talented men and women in the Trenton art scene has big plans with high
expectations, and I believe in him! Beside
his appreciation of the works of Basquiat, a viewing of Jackson Pollock and Michaelangelo’s work at
MOMA inspired him at the age of 10 and motivates him to succeed.
Here are a couple of quotes
to give you some more insight about Anthony Fearron/MaddTronix;
“Everyone has ability, but
very few accept it or use it.”
“This is not just the battle
but working through it to see victory.”