John Rickman III - aka DJ Exzile of Twisted Enigma - has been living and breathing music since the early 90's. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, his unique style of mixi... read more
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Location: Atlanta, United States United States

John Rickman III – aka DJ Exzile of Twisted Enigma – has been living and breathing music since the early 90’s. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, his unique style of mixing all types of Breakbeats, including Dark Florida Breaks, Miami Hard-Hitting Electro Bass, E-Hop or Booty Breaks, even BreakStep (today’s newest flavor of Breaks with Dubstep influence), has gained him a dedicated following not only in the Atlanta Scene, but throughout the Southeast and across the USA. He consistently tears up the dance floor with his technical style of mixing, beat juggling, and amazing track selection. Some say he is the darkest, dopest Breaks DJ on the scene. He is one DJ you do not want to miss! And for Booking please contact Jason Robinson at….. [email protected]

In 2007, he entered a nationwide DJ contest to compete for sponsorship of Toyota’s Scion brand. DJ Exzile scorched the competition, elevating his fiery breaks mix all the way to 10th place out 238 entries in the nation, As well In February 2013 Exzile emerged as the overall winner in the breaks category of the Alliance DJ competition. DJ Exzile’s runaway victory over a strong field of over 60 international artists saw him receive over 40% of the total vote, leading to him claiming his rightful place as the undisputed ‘KING OF THE BREAKS! With a natural flair and surgical mixing skills Exzile built a set that was unmatched in technical ability and track selection, DJ Exzile is the man to look out for in 2013 and beyond!

He held tenure at several prestigious venues, and was awarded exclusive residency at Jillian’s (aka Dave & Buster’s), Purple Rain, and Area 51 Teen Club. His promo mixes are featured on internet radio stations such as Nasty Scratch Records – www.NastyScratchRecords.com –and Megatron Electro Records – www.facebook.com/MegatronElectroRecords, as well as college radio stations including WUTK (The Urban Jungle) broadcasting from Knoxville, TN on 90.3 FM. DJ Exzile also spins live on GA Tech’s WREK 91.1 FM (EDM Sound System) and University of Georgia’s WUOG 90.5 FM. He has continued to decimate dance floors live in Knoxville, Nashville, Birmingham, Tampa, Orlando, Hayesville, Greenville, and Asheville, and even Albuquerque, NM.

He has played with and gained respect from the following DJs and artists of all genres – Sikora, Sharaz, Skrillex, Heavy Grinder, DJ Hero, DJ 69, Rick West, Dave London, Jackal & Hyde, Dynamix II, Dave Berg & Farace, Beatz from Sneaker In The Dryer, Darth & Vader, Marty Party, DJ Frenzy, Gustolabs, DJ Fixx, Sporty-O, LO IQ, Dijital Therapy, J-Luv, J Break, Factor E, Viro & Rob Analyze, Aphrodite, Franco D of Freak Force Crew, DJ Magic Mike, Donald Glaude, DJ Kizzy Rock, DJ 4 Play, Kilo Ali, Ployd, DJ Keri, Curtis B, Oreo, DJ Slink, Mayhem from Evol Intent, Wonky Boyz, DJ Melt, Nxye, Baby Girl, Hyperion, Fonkah aka DJ Snyper, I Nexus, Naferius, JINX, Intrinzic, DJ Chan, JT Sexton, Dominatrix-X, Dominatrix Sex, Zan, Mr. Grooves, Proto J, Brian Tedder, Sid Reflux & DJ You, Lunashift, Nye aka Matt Black, Zandy, Audiocide, Coma Tost, Bacon Tits, Haste, Innerlude & Momo Luv, P-Funk, Twin Flamez, Structure, Glojin, HPNTK, Full Frequency, DJ Yoshin, Synergy, Chris Wheelz & Basslut, J.W.O.B. DLX, Disc-oh!, Infectious Dex, Kenny Styles, Vidal, Amy Lopez aka Bass Cakes, Borsche & Poxster, Evil Z, Mantis, Bad Robotz!, Sam McEuen C.E.O. Alliance Events, William Redden aka (The Reddman), Chuck D, DJ Scarlet, John Bush aka DJ Perihelion and Mike Long (both of Tennessee EDM), Bobby Dealz of Stop n Drop Entertainment, and his DJ mentor and best friend – Bass Juggernaut – the one and only DJ B-Naut.

As co-owner of Underground Syndicate, LLC, DJ Exzile is a well-known and respected promoter and lead talent scout. In collaboration with other regional major entertainment initiatives including Digital Horizons, Labwerx/ATL, Unified Revolution, BoomShock Productions, Jinn In A Bottle Productions, and Hard 10 Promotions, DJ Exzile has made a name for himself synonymous with a solid reputation for both his dedicated professionalism and his extraordinary performances like no other.

DJ Exzile is currently busy perfecting his skills with Ableton Live, Logic , Cubase, Acid Pro, Fruity Loops, Reason, Audacity, and Serato Scratch Live. Check out his newest mixes at www.soundcloud.com/dj-exzile and www.mixcrate.com/djexzile. The next step is producing banging B-Boy beats with his original Exzile flavor.

If your down with this BoomShock Breaker you must check him out as Atlanta’s foremost breakbeat specialist. Whether playing as one half of the duo of Twisted Enigma, or dropping proper basslines and breakbeats on his own as DJ Exzile, he has the reputation and the ammunition to keep the party rocking all night long. Breaks are alive and well, and DJ Exzile is one of the very best in the business – REPRESENTING BREAKBEAT VENGEANCE 2 THE FULLEST!!!