Rokk started life at COCK the famous London Homo Nightspot that hit its dizzy heights in the early days of the Electroclash Boom alongside Nag Nag Nag at the forefront of a new revolution in dance music and clubbing as we knew it. Touring with COCK internationally he developed his own take on the current electro wave, mixing all ages of electro and pushing the boundaries of the constantly challenged London music scene. Princess Julia, Tasty Tim and Rokk toured Europe damaging speakers as they moved from party to party and were featured in THE FACE 2003 for their contribution to the clubbing scene. For a time Rokk (otherwise known as Paul Bryan) worked in A@R for Parlophone Records with a large roster of artists including Gorillaz, Jamelia and Kylie commissioning some of the best remixes and championing lesser known remix talent. An early attempt to sign Robyn failed due to the short sightedness of Parlophone.
Leaving COCK he was approached by london club promoter Richard Mortimer to be resident at his now well documented
'It has an energy of its own that i cant find in any of the club nights around' says Rokk. 'Its a mammoth mouth of creativity and debauchery that you'll only find in london's east end. I love playing at Boombox 'Its fuckin electric!!'
A very limited book celebrating the club's life was released alongside the Kitsune released compilation the same year.
Rokk played weekly along side residents Jerry Bouthier and Matthew Stone. Guests included Justice, Busy P, Dj Mehdi, Bang Gang, Roisin Murphy, Kylie, Trevor Jackson and The Glimmers. Boombox took its unique party to Milan, Athens, New York, Paris amongst others and created havoc wherever it landed. Kylie also requested that Rokk commission remixes for her track 'Boombox' after her DJ spot at the club to which he contributed a remix with Portugal based PIXEL 82 alongside, LA Riots, Revolte, JBAG and Big Face. He followed that up with a remix for WOW.
Since Boombox Rokk has turned his hand to videos, creating a frenzy with his Webcam made video for Digitalism's 'Idealistic'. He's working on music for Marios Schwabs upcoming fashion show and runs his own night WORD. He plays regulary in Londons East End at Trailertrash and new sunday night Ronnys and internationally at Electric Picnic (Ireland) Plano B (Portugal) and Paris Paris (Paris). Expect more djing, more remixes and more videos to come from Rokk in 2009.
kylie - slow (synth city remix)
robyn - konitchiwa Bitches - dj rokk's mash up mix
who made lily - knock em out girl - dj rokk mix
dj rokk - missycommunication
Kylie - Boombox - Dj Rokk & Pixel 82 remix
Whitney Affair - love Will Save The Blind (dj rokk bootleg)
Kylie - WOW (72 Hours Mix)
Recently Rokk blew the speakers at Electric Picnic and regulary guest spots at Plano B in Portugal. At the moment he's in the studio producing some new tracks...
basically , Rokk does Rokk!