Rexx Arkana has been spinning dark electronic dance music for nearly thirty five years. He has appeared on air at college (WERW), community (WMNF) and commercial (WLIR/WDRE) radio. He has spun music festivals from Mexico City to Montreal to Moscow; first headlining Germany’s famed Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig in 2002.
In the 1990s, Arkana was a contributing writer for several press publications before founding his own print zine, CyberLogue, in 1995. Soon after, Arkana joined Interface Magazine, becoming Managing Editor of the full color glossy. In 1997, Arkana hosted the first ever Industrial Music Panel at the CMJ Music Marathon in New York City, where he moderated a discussion on the genre that included Genesis P-Orridge (Throbbing Gristle) and Wolfgang Fleur (Kraftwerk). Two years later, Arkana appeared as an expert on goth/industrial culture on the ABC News overnight program World News Now, interviewed by a young Anderson Cooper in the wake of the Columbine High School massacre in Littleton, Colorado.
Arkana spent two years working radio promotion for East Village indie label Radical Records, before launching his own promo firm, RazorBurn, in 1998. Over the years, he has had the honor of working with such artists as Nine Inch Nails, Gary Numan, Ministry, Sister Machine Gun, Clan of Xymox and many others.
Previously, Arkana served as host and co-producer of the local origination TV show Back Alley, which earned distinction as “Best Entertainment News Program” at the Hometown Video Awards in Atlanta in 1993. He currently remains active in video production as host and co-producer of STATIK Industrial TV.
Arkana is a founding member of the musical groups Bruderschaft, FGFC820 and Coldkill. He has also collaborated with several other projects, both live and on record. Currently, you can find him streaming on twitch.tv/rexxarkana and mixcloud.com/rexx-arkana.
Rexx has performed at Wave Gotik Treffen on multiple occasions, as a DJ and with both FGFC820 and Bruderschaft. Check out this clip of Rexx slaying Agra Halle in Leipzig, Germany in 2002.
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