DJ Enki (Oakland Faders)

YO YOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! GoldSweat is 'bout to bust out our blue swede's and cazals for next months Triple Crown throw down! DJ Enki is the newest member for the world famous Oakland Faders and boogie down champion. I'm listening to this Disco mix as I'm typing and it reminds me again why summer be da bes! I know for us here in the bay, warm whether only lasts a few hours during the day, with most public parks packed so tight a gofer couldn't find a place to chill.

That being said, you absolutely will not want to miss GoldSweat on August 8th! Not only is this one of the MOST eclectic lineups the city has ever seen for a "dance" event, its also going to be one of the most memorable. Enki brings the boogie, Belly Up brings the rude, BUL!M!ATRON brings the fire, and Sticky K brings the reign!

Here's the official bio for DJ Enki, written by DJ Platurn (who's a legend in his own right!)

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.

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