Justin Hawkes

United States based producer Justin Hawkes, formerly releasing as Flite, brings to the table a unique musical dynamic. His range of production is what sets him apart in the leagues of global drum & bass producers, sculpting between raw power infused anthems and intricate cinemascapes full of atmosphere and subtext, as well as many performances of his own vocals. With a long catalog of works under Flite, his new era as Justin Hawkes represents a refined look into his musical expression.

Accumulating DJ and radio support from some of the world's top DJs, such as Andy C, Porter Robinson, RL Grime, Netsky, Friction, Sub Focus, Wilkinson and many more, Justin's music has resonated through top clubs and festivals across the globe. Amassing more than 35 million streams on his various works, his music details a unique dichotomy of club and listener favorites. The Virginia born designer turned drum & bass artist launched his debut as Flite in 2013 with the track 'Blue Spark', supported by youtube drum & bass promoter Liquicity. Justin's career had a momentum shift in 2017, with his debut EP 'The Cure' dropping on Liquicity records. Since then, he has worked with notable labels all across dance music such as UKF, Monstercat, Hospital Records, RAM Records, and more.

2020 saw the birth of a new era. High in energy through a tumultuous 2020, Justin cemented his 10 year journey as a producer by launching into the new alias 'Justin Hawkes', leaving behind a legacy as Flite and powering through to the next level of his career. Within the next few years, Justin saw festival play at EDC Vegas, Lost Lands, Rampage Open Air, and many other significant festivals across the US and Europe, bringing a furious performing energy and stage presence to each show. His debut LP 'Existential' released in 2022, with multiple nominations for the Drum&BassArena annual awards for best album and best track, his out-of-leftfield country rock DNB anthem 'Better Than Gold'. Best known for his ever exciting energy as a producer and mirrored by his flow and firey enthusiasm as a DJ, Justin's movements across the world have cemented him as a representative for Drum & Bass from North America, part of a fresh wave of talent bringing new life to the venerable Drum & Bass scene.

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