ARKS SHEEP! SOULSTRUT RAERZ BATTLEZ
INTERVIEW -- http://scenemagazine.com.au/index.php/category-table/851-arks-interviewArks & DJ Sheep - SPECIAL SHOWCASE[/b]"one of Melbourne's finest DJs goes head to head with Brisbane's own DJ Sheep to bring you the best in soul, funk and hip hop on 4 turntables and 2 mixers! ONE SHOW ONLY!"Rumpus Room (Cnr. Boundary Rd & Russel St, West End)Saturday 29th May 2010Free Entry. 8pm - 2am.*Arks will also be the special guest at Weird Gear on Sunday 30th May @ Rumpus Room playing dusty gems sourced from his worldwide travels...ARKS - MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA[/b]Hailing from Melbourne, Arks has been DJing for just under a decade, and is recognised locally as having mastered the ability to mix, scratch and blend hip hop with soul, funk and disco without ever missing a beat. He has accomplished the following milestones during his career;DJ'd and held down residencies at some of Melbourne's most prestigious venues including; Honky Tonks, Revolver, The Croft Institute, Bimbo Deluxe, First Floor, The Espy, Hi-Fi Bar, Laundry and more!Did a 1 year stint in Tokyo which included gigs in Tokyo's nightclub hub, Roppongi and residency on the top floor of Tokyo's Grand Hyatt Hotel.Shared the stage alongside Mr Thing, DJ Spinna, Cut Chemist, ?uestlove (The Roots), Steve Spacek, Harmonic 313, The Beat Junkies (Rhettmatic, Shortkut, Melo-D), DJ Revolution, Rahzel, Tim Dog, A-Trak (Kanye West), Klever and loads more!A long-time vinyl collector since his teenage years, Arks is widely respected as an authority on vintage vinyl, and has travelled the world in search of elusive dusty gems; Europe, UK, Asia and all over North America including Canada.Founded MOTIF (Melbourne Open Turntablist InFluence) with DJ Selekt (Australian DMC Champion); a monthly turntablism showcase that saw Australia's best turntablists perform during the peak golden years of DJ battles in this country - past performers included Staen-1, Finatik, DJ Sheep, J-Red and more!Produced beats and mixed down tracks for Terntable Jediz debut album "All Out War".Collaborated on a series of battle records with Australian hip-hop legend, John Idem.Supplied beats for the Liquid Pixel skateboarding video series.Arks currently holds down monthly residencies at First Floor, The Croft Institute and Dirty Secrets, and is a monthly guest on cult Melbourne radio show "The Breakdown" with DJ Manchild on PBS 106.7 FM. Having accomplished his goals locally in Melbourne, he has set his sights around Australia in 2010 as well as returning overseas!