Arkane

Arkane

BandHip Hop

Arkane's music is a blend of commercial and underground hip-hop. It can make you laugh, cry, think, and dance all in the same song. Without a doubt, Arkane is one of the most, if not the most, versatile hip-hop artists in the Midwest.

Biography

Caucasian. Born in Central Wisconsin. The son of a polka-playing, former papermill worker. These aren't characteristics that one normally thinks of when imagining today's hip-hop artists but, then again, that's exactly what Arkane likes to hear.

With one of the most unexpected, yet intriguing back-stories in hip-hop history, 23 year old emcee/producer, Arkane, has come out of nowhere to take Wisconsin's hip-hop scene (or lack thereof) by storm. While most semi-successful Wisconsinite hip-hop acts seek what they consider to be the "higher ground" of large cities such as Milwaukee and Madison, Arkane has made Central Wisconsin, specifically Stevens Point and Wausau, his stomping grounds. And stomp he does.

After being first turned on to hip-hop at the age of 12 by the music video for The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Hypnotize", Arkane spent several years picking up tapes by the likes of Coolio, Busta Rhymes, and Bone Thugs N Harmony, soaking up the culture as much as he could. Eventually, at the age of 17, Arkane decided to pick the mic up for himself. Six years later the rest is history in the making.

In the last six years, Arkane has recorded six full-length album's worth of material, at the same time managing to obtain an Associates Degree in Marketing and hold down steady, full-time jobs to support his music career. In December of 2005, Arkane decided to take his knowledge of the music industry and do what he's always wanted to do: Start his own record label. And so BattleScar Records was born.

Within the first eight months since BattleScar Records' inception, Arkane has already been featured in news stories in the Wausau Daily Herald, Central Wisconsin Sunday, Stevens Point Journal, and Appleton Post-Crescent, in addition to having appeared on both WAOW TV 9 and WSAW Newschannel 7. In that same time he has managed to build a fan e-mail list of over 700 from scratch, acquired more than 30,000 plays on the world's # 1 social-networking site, MySpace.com (www.myspace.com/arkane), and released his debut BattleScar Records album, Non-Fiction, to critical acclaim.

The album is available for purchase at shop.arkaneonline.com, all of Arkane's shows, and the following locations:

Inner Sleeve Records - 209 Scott St, Wausau, WI

Radio Kaos Records - 968 Main St, Stevens Point, WI

Exclusive Company - 770 W Northland Ave, Appleton, WI

Exclusive Company - 416 N. Main St, Oshkosh, WI

Arkane can now be found on a tour of Central Wisconsin and the Fox Valley in support of Non-Fiction, along with the rest of his BattleScar Records crew. So please do yourself and your patrons a favor and bring Arkane's phenomenol, high-energy show to your venue today! Don't miss out on your opportunity to break the next big thing and to play a role in the reinvention of Wisconsin's hip-hop scene! Book Arkane and BattleScar Records now!

Discography

Non-Fiction (2006)
My Reflection (2005)
Identity (2004)
The Milwaukee Sessions (2003)
Rags 2 Riches (2002)
The Telltale Soul (2001)

Set List

01. SupaNova
02. Non-Fiction
03. Envy
04. How We Do Freestyle
05. Careless
06. Go Insane
07. No Matter What
08. On The Inside
09. Static
10. The Sacrifice
11. Offa My **** Freestyle
12. Whatchu Workin' With
13. Don't Go
14. Adrenaline

- Set is approximately an hour in length, however, an encore can be done if absolutely necessary. As stated in basic requirement section of this press kit, flat fee for performance is $200 (plus $100/hr for each additional hour)

- DJ can play instrumentals from some of today's hottest hip-hop tracks to keep the party going between sets.