Although he was previously known for his productions as Grahmzilla in outfits Bassanova and Thunderheist, as Nautiluss, Toronto’s Graham Bertie has become a quick favorite of the bass-music underground. Last year he released a string of tracks on Tiga’s Turbo Recordings, including the widely hailed Habitat EP, a slab of four gritty and raw techno tunes. Needless to say, we’re excited to see where his new solo turn takes him in the year to come.

Sum up 2012 in three words.

Best year yet.

There’s been a lot written about you lately… tell us one thing about yourself that the press has missed.

At the age of six, I came face to face with a female black bear and her two cubs and lived to tell the tale.

Have a favorite track from last year?

At the club:

At home:

Besides you, who else should we keep an eye on this year?

Off the top of my head: Randomer, Daniel Avery, J Tjin, Kevin McPhee, Machinedrum, Iron Galaxy, Locked Groove, Anthony Naples, Bambounou, SCNTST, Gingy x Bordello, and I could literally go on forever.

What’s next for you release-wise, and what should we look forward to in the future?

I have a song out on a new 3024 compilation with a bunch of my very talented friends (namely Gingy, Kevin McPhee, and Bruce Trail) from Toronto called the Dovercourt EP. I will have at least one, but maybe up to a few other singles out by this summer. Some dream gigs, including a return to Panorama Bar, Mutek in Barcelona, and XOYO in London, plus a few I’m not allowed to mention yet.