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======== DRKWTR - BREAKZRBOSS RECORDS (CAN), HUTMAN RECORDS (GER) ======== Having rocked the decks in Canada now for three years, and found time in the studio for two, Drkwtr is quickly becoming a recognizable force in the EDM scene. With a strong background in Classical, Blues, Rock, and Metal, and experience playing guitar and singing in several different bands, Drkwtr has made a smooth transition. He continues to amaze listeners with intense technical skill, seamless musical stitching, and unorthodox tricks for making mixes. Dubbed and known to many as the "Breakbeat Ninja", Drkwtr who is generally a Breakbeat DJ, also shares a great love for House and Techno, often searching out tracks that share one or more of these qualities, making his sets diverse, fresh, and exciting. Drkwtr will usually progress his sets from either soft to hard, or hard to soft, enjoying increasing or decreasing the energy of a dancefloor while telling a musical story. He has had radio play on CJSR (Edmonton, AB), CJSW (Calgary, AB), 93.1FM The Grind (Prince George, BC), as well as radio play overseas in Spain, and the UK. He is also one member of the trifecta: "Bongwater" (Nu Jazz, IDM, Experimental, Trip Hop, Hip Hop, Funk, Electronica) Drkwtr's production style is not regimented to any one genre in particular, however he tends towards fusing elements of Jazz and Funk in all his songs, often either upbeat and dark, or smooth and uplifting. He puts emphasis on strong melodic composition, catchy chord progressions, and a minimalistic approach, following the artistic theory that "less is more". He is currently spearheading and working on a collaboration with a few other artists on an album titled "A DJ's Guide To The Zodiac": a collection of 13 tracks of various genres and styles to represent the signs of the Zodiac and their personalities through the use of sound. Scheduled release for this has been pushed to fall of 2012.