ABOUT DJ ENKI
There’s not too many of 'em left. It’s a different game nowadays,
and standards have left the building. DJ Enki is not one to buckle
either. There’s something to be said for standing your ground and
leaving the arena with your reputation intact. With that something
being said, let’s welcome to the stage ...
The man has been DJing for almost 15 years. He’s shared the stage
with the likes of Z-Trip, J-Rocc, Melo-D, Kid Koala, Rob Swift,
Shortkut, Apollo, Jazzy Jay, Peanut Butter Wolf, Lyrics Born,
Brother J (X-Clan), Zeph, Romanowski, Doc Fu and a host of others.
He was the main resident for the infamous Money$hot weekly in San
Francisco for two and a half years, during which it got named one
of the top 5 Hip-Hop weeklies in the country by URB Magazine. How’s
that for starters?
Born and raised on the East Coast, Enki grew up listening to DJ Red
Alert’s show. Like most DJ’s who started their obsession with the
turntables in the late '80s to mid 90s, the local hip-hop show was
church, hence the religious practice of sitting down and listening
intently as soon as the clock struck. He attended college in North
Carolina, where he connected with long time friends and music
cohorts Faust & Shortee, with whom he now shares membership
with as part of the renowned Citizenz collective.
But it's not just about playing shows, it's about what's in your
musical arsenal, too. These days, the digging is more serious than
ever, putting Enki in the big leagues when it comes to the elusive
un-used breakbeat, especially with him being all about the sampling
when it comes to producing -- a take on the art form that is slowly
heading toward nonexistence in the synth-heavy rap music world.
Guess you just have to dig a little deeper. No problem. Enki's
debut cut, "Kung Fu Kwaku," went pretty deep. And there's more
where that came from.
Enki moved to Northern California, the Bay Area to be exact, 10
years ago. He’s lasted more than 2. That makes him official. The
fact that he’s the newest member of the Oakland Faders doesn’t hurt
either. Catch him rockin’ the party these days like a true master,
making you nod to that joint that you had no idea was about to be
your favorite. It’s likely to be self-produced.
Bio written by DJ Platurn