DJ Fokis: Bull Of Tha Industry
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"Rolling Out Magazine DJ Fokis Interview"

DJ Fokis likes to joke that he’s old school. A 15 year veteran in hip-hip game, the Chicago native has been called the “Funkmaster Flex of the Windy City.�

Starting out deejaying for college radio, battling other turnablists and doing graffiti around the city in the ‘90s, Fokis caught the music bug early.

“Pretty much how I got down to it is I just felt the music – it goes way even before I knew what hip-hop was,� Fokis says. “I was buying LP’s when people were buying CD’s and stuff like that, so I felt like I had a bond with it.�

A self-proclaimed triple threat (turntablist, scratch artist and beat-juggling) Fokis has taken his turned this sonic relationship into a very successful career. Working with artists like Stat Quo and 9th Wonder and catching checks from companies like Red Bull and Bad Boy, Fokis seems to fit right in with 2009.

“I feel like nothing has really changed, just the politics of [the game] – the rules, the whole get in how you stay in,� he says. “You basically work your way through the pipeline to get yourself known, get the buzz going.�

With a mixtape and album set to drop later this year, Fokis knows will always remain intact because he fully understands the concept of what it means to be an artist.

“Everybody can put two words together that rhyme,� he says. “At the end of the day, it’s about how you’re going to market yourself to separate yourself from this group or that group.� –gavin philip godfrey - Rolling Out Magazine


"Six Shot Magazine Interview"

http://www.sixshot.com/articles/11006/ - sixshot.com


Discography

Previous Clients:
Red Bull North America, Inc.
The Grammy's Organization (Grammy U)
Hustle Period Management
Death Row Records
GRACE Entertainment
Clear Channel
The Bassment, Inc.
Sonothque & More
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DJ Fokis & Warlord - I Cant Getcha BlockKnoed Off Volume 1
DJ Fokis & Warlord - Still Can Getcha Block Knocked
Off Volume 2
DJ Fokis & Spree Isreal - Reborn Hustler (Reissue)

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DJ Fokis began his influential career as a local DJ working with local/college radio stations and running the local DJ battle scene during the late 1990s. DJ Fokis also was a talented graffiti artist. DJ Fokis credits himself as a “Triple Threat�' DJ. Triple Threat represents the future of turntablism championship-level skills at scratching and beat-juggling they also know how to rock a party, produce music and create original compositions with two turntables. They are not just djs, turntablists, producers, musicians or club djs, they encompass all aspects. In 2006 and 2007, DJ Fokis released 2 controversial yet succesful underground albums with legendary Death Row records accounting for over 500,000 downloads. He was also awarded hardest working DJ for the Midwest category from an East coast radio station right aside West Coast DJ Skee. DJ Fokis assisted in delivering new releases from artist from industry labels from Bad Boy Entertainment, Aftermath Entertinament, and Shady Records to radio and online consumers. DJ Fokis currently holds a corporate relationship with Red Bull North America, Inc. where he oversees the entertainment aspects of events. His involement so far has earned him top position in working with top industry artist such as Black Milk, Madlib, 9th Wonder, Stat Quo, and many more. DJ Fokis is a dominant force in his DJ community earning the respect of old and new school DJs across the globe. He is currently in the process of working on studio album release date and title TBD.