Austin, Texas, DJ and producer Psymbionic — born John Burcham — emerged on the drum ’n’ bass scene in the late 2000s, and has since made a name for himself touring with such electronic music heavyweights as Bassnectar (a major influence), STS9 and Big Gigantic, exposing audiences to his unorthodox mix of dubstep, glitch and trap. Burcham, who also serves as a label manager for Gravitas Recordings, gets even more ambitious on this year’s “Carbon Based Lifeform,” an album two years in the making that draws from science fiction (a comic book written by Burcham and based on the album is also in the works) and features guest spots from guitar shredder Gabriel Guardian and rapper ProbCause. Catch Psymbionic with local electronic musicians Sylk and Grey WZRD at Volcanic Theatre Pub on Thursday.

Psymbionic, with Sylk, Grey WZRD: 9 p.m. Thursday; $12 plus fees in advance, $18 at the door; Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Drive, Bend; or 541-323-1881.