James Leusink (born April 13, 1990) commonly known by his stage name Ephixa is a Canadian DJ, composer, musician and record producer. He is best known for his remix of "Lost Woods" from The Legend of Zelda game series. He is also known for being one of the co-founders of Monstercat. He is one of Monstercat's first signed artists and his song "Dubstep Killed Rock 'n' Roll" was the first song ever released on the label. He was also featured on several of Monstercat's compilation albums. He left Monstercat for 4 years with his song, "Awesome To The Max", Featured on Monstercat 009 Reunion. He returned to Monstercat in July of 2016 with his track, "Matches" w/ Stephen Walking, which was featured on the 5 Year Anniversary album. He then later returned in 2017 with a track with Laura Brehm, Losing You, his solo single on the Rocket League soundtrack, Skyforth, and a collaboration with Bossfight, Subside.
- July 4, 2011: Ephixa released his first song on Monstercat, Dubstep Killed Rock 'n' Roll. The song, which was the first song ever released on Monstercat, was featured on Monstercat 001 - Launch Week.
- July 29, 2011: Ephixa released his debut EP on Monstercat, Some Wobbles EP.
- October 19, 2011: Ephixa released his third song on Monstercat, Division. The song was featured on Monstercat 003 - Momentum.
- November 30, 2011: Ephixa released his fourth song on Monstercat, Audiocidity. The song was featured on Monstercat 004 - Identity.
- January 6, 2012: Ephixa produced the album mix for the Monstercat - Best of 2011 compilation.
- January 8, 2012: In collaboration with Stephen Walking, Ephixa released his fifth song on Monstercat, Substance. The song was featured on Monstercat 005 - Evolution.
- March 28, 2012: Ephixa released his sixth song on Monstercat, Trance Chords. The song was featured on Monstercat 006 - Embrace.
- May 7, 2012: Ephixa's remix of Going Quantum - Hello was featured on GQ's Hello EP.
- May 18, 2012: Ephixa released his debut Monstercat single, Ideekay. The track was featured on Monstercat 007 - Solace.
- August 3, 2012: Ephixa released his second Monstercat single, Awesome to the Max. The song was featured on Monstercat 009 - Reunion.
- August 25, 2012: In collaboration with Project 46 and Varien, Ephixa released his first free release on Monstercat, The Anthem. The song was featured on Monstercat 009 - Reunion.
- July 4, 2016: On the fifth anniversary of Monstercat's (and Ephixa's) first-ever song, Ephixa returned after an almost four-year break from Monstercat releases to release the song Matches (feat. Aaron Richards) in collaboration with Stephen Walking.
- July 15, 2016: Matches (with Stephen Walking, feat. Aaron Richards) was featured on Monstercat 5 Year Anniversary.
- November 8, 2016: Ephixa released his second EP on Monstercat, Matches (The Remixes) (feat. Aaron Richards), in collaboration with Stephen Walking. The remix featured five remixes and an acoustic version of the song.
- February 1, 2017: Ephixa released his second single on Monstercat, Losing You, in collaboration with Laura Brehm. Included with the single release was Losing You (Instrumental). The version with vocals was featured on Monstercat 030 - Finale, the last Monstercat compilation in the label's original series.
- December 13, 2017: In collaboration with Bossfight, Ephixa released his third Monstercat single, Subside. The song, which was featured on Monstercat Uncaged Vol. 4, was the second-last single released on Monstercat before the Uncaged-Instinct split. The song is Bossfight's only appearance on Monstercat.
Monstercat uploads ranked by viewsEdit
- Dubstep Killed Rock 'n' Roll
- 2,000,000 views
- Awesome to the Max
- 1,560,000 views
- Matches (with Stephen Walking, feat. Aaron Richards, Subtact Remix)
- 1,540,000 views
- Losing You (with Laura Brehm)
- 1,300,000 views
- 1,100,000 views
- Monstercat - Best of 2011 Album Mix (mixed by Ephixa)
- 970,000 views
- Matches (with Stephen Walking, feat. Aaron Richards)
- 920,000 views
- Some Wobbles
- 800,000 views
- Going Quantum - Hello (Ephixa Remix)
- 710,000 views
- Trance Chords
- 680,000 views
- Subside (with Bossfight)
- 650,000 views
- 590,000 views
- Substance (with Stephen Walking)
- 550,000 views
- 540,000 views
- Aaron Richards (2)
- Going Quantum (1)
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