First emerging as Brainiac on breakbeat label Stratosphere Recordings in 2001, Dan Braine’s powerful sound soon caught the attentions of The Plump DJs who included ‘Neuro’, his acid-tinged debut on their Urban Underground (INCredible) mix and Sony who licensed the track for the soundtrack to Wipeout Fusion (Playstation 2). The second Brainiac single, ‘Bass Jump’ / ‘Bionic’ (2002) was greeted with similar acclaim and it became clear a serious talent was emerging.
Infamous producer and No U-Turn Records boss, Nico picked up on Brainiac and unearthed a budding drum & bass producer. Under his new moniker, Silent Witness delivered three singles for No U-Turn in quick succession; Contact in 2002 was quickly followed by two collaborations, Higher Rates and Invasion (2003) marking the start of a healthy partnership with fellow producer Break. Further releases on Metalheadz, Commercial Suicide, Quarantine, Violence, DSCi4, Critical and DNAudio; the label he established with Squire in 2003; alongside collaborations with Break, Klute, Fierce, Hive, Gridlok, D-Bridge, Survival and Ercola and remixes for the likes of Bloc Party have established Silent Witness as a musical tour de force.