Electronica/Drum & Bass/Jazz
Hometown: Myrtle Beach
Members: Daniel “Mixmaster Doc” Brady (Turntables), Bernie “Bernzilla” Kenerson (EWI), Sam Favata (guitar)
Science Factory is a hyper-genre-defying face-melting Trio of Pure Energy.
What might seem an unlikely trio if you met them outside of a musical context, Brady and Favata met working at a music store & began swapping ideas on how to use a "traditional" band to play "modern" styles of music.
Favata had a group with Kenerson, who was already a veteran musician when Sam & Dan were just kids. An undisputed virtuoso of the Electric Wind Instrument (EWI), Bernie had been playing & recording modern jazz-fusion, searching for new ways to express himself on this unique instrument.
Brady realized the potential of a person who had mastered the EWI. Not only could he play dazzling solos with an infinite array of sounds, he could also use the instrument for sampling, filtering, modulation & more.
After a few years of tinkering, jamming & head-scratching, the lads got serious. Weekly jam-sessions turned into heavy composition sessions, and a multitude of shows soon followed.
Though the group’s progress has slowed — if not halted — with Favata relocated to New York, they’ve continued to use Mixmaster Doc’s connections in the electronic world to pool their talents together at various events and showcases periodically.