BIO

FORCE DRIFT

Chad Collier, the primary songwriter and architect behind Force Drift, took his first foray into music at a very early age. He took classical piano lessons in elementary school and was given his first guitar at the age of 13. As a teen, he taught himself how to play guitar and participated in several bands throughout his school years.


His first synth-based industrial project, Traumamatik (a.k.a. Traumatik), took control of him at age 16 and he's followed the electronic music path to this day. Chad wrote, programmed, produced and played live for Impulse Control until they disbanded in 2011. His current primary music project is Force Drift , and he also contributes his musical talents to Alexandria VA-based electronic music act Retrogramme.


Chad's primary musical focus is Force Drift, conceived in 2009 as a music project to explore the various sub-genre combinations of industrial, EBM, dub-step and house.


Contributing members of Force Drift: Pypo Piquion (vocals) ; Xavier Swafford (co-writer) ; Rob Early (post-production)


Other Projects:


Chad began writing and playing live keyboards for the D.C. based band, Impulse Control which signed to SigSaly Transmissions in 2008. Impulse Control disbanded in 2011.


Chad currently lends his synth and vocal skills to Retrogramme's live performances, with Rob Early (programming, production) Nikk Allen (programming, bass, production) and Dmitry Pavlovsky (lyrics and recorded vocals)


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