Aaron DRM, Marcoweibel, Mawkus

Bastard Jazz x Darker Than Wax present: Sounds Of The World

Aaron DRM



Fri · March 30, 2018

11:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Aaron DRM
As co-founder and label manager of Brooklyn’s Bastard Jazz Recordings, Aaron DRM has been fortunate enough to travel the world playing records and representing one of NYC’s longest running and most respected boutique record labels. His DJ sets are wildly eclectic, bringing in sounds from the tidepools of House Music and deeper electronic sounds, Dub & Reggae, Hip-hop, B-Boy Breaks, Latin, Brazilian, Disco, Afrobeat and much more, always aimed straight for the dancefloor.
Brought up on a soul diet, DJ / selector Marco, dabbles in things deep, funky, diverse and raw. Originally from Singapore, Marco is one of the brightest selectors to have emerged out of the South-East Asian scene. His move to New York has only furthered his musical reach, and his eclectic sound palette spans across a wide range of sounds from Beats, Modern Funk, Disco, Boogie, Afro/Brazilian, Hip-Hop, Deep House, Footwork, UK Bass and beyond.

Known for his tight mixtapes on platforms such as Dubspot Radio, Block.fm (Tokyo) and Live For The Funk, this talented cat has shared dance-floors with established tastemakers such as Francois K, Scratcha DVA (Hyperdub, UK), Kyle Hall (Wild Oats), Krystal Klear (All City), Iman Omari, Howie Lee to name a few. Steadily making his rounds, Marco has played in numerous citys such as Singapore, Tokyo, Toronto, Montreal, Sao Paulo, Rio, Jakarta, Bali and holds various residencies in New York City. Marco co-hosts 2 of the labels radio shows. Darker Than Wax FM, a weekly mix show that airs live on The Lot Radio as well as We Move, a monthly broadcast recorded out of Red Bull Studios NY that airs on Radar Radio in london. The shows have featured some amazing and diverse guest such as Lefto, Photay, Flamingosis, Byron The Aquarius, Chief, Andre Power, Nickodemus and others.

Whether he’s playing at major Singapore festival, Zoukout (2013), Potatohead Beach Club Bali for the sunset, or the intimate industry hangout Black Flamingo for Discogs endorsed 24 Hours of Vinyl presented by Music Is My Sanctuary in Brooklyn, be sure to expect a wide variety of head nodding frequencies to get down to while he’s on the decks.

Spearheading US operations, Marco is a core member of music label/collective Darker Than Wax, which has been constantly pushing the boundaries of underground/leftfield music. Featured by the likes of Hypebeast, Ala Champ Magazine and brand collaborations with Adidas and G-Shock, Darker Than Wax’s mint catalogue of releases have also gotten nods and plays from the likes of Gilles Petersons’s Brownswood, Thump, Rhythm Section, Boiler Room, Rinse FM, Soulection to name a few.
If it wasn't for radio, Mawkus would not be a DJ. Inspired by listening to the radio growing up in Southern California, he knew at a young age he needed to be a DJ. After getting his first set of turntables at 15 and spending much of his free time in local record stores, his first real foray into DJing started on college radio in 2004, playing house music on a weekly Saturday night dance mix show.

Through his college radio roots, he later found himself working as a radio DJ at San Diego's Jazz 88.3 where he hosted and produced two weekly radio shows showcasing music from all over the world, both new and old, as well as jazz, blues, soul, funk and everything in between.

As a DJ, his deep musical aptitude found him playing alongside and opening for a plethora of world-class talent. From opening for Body High at Moustache Bar in Tijuana to more recently playing slow jams alongside the legendary Questlove at Santos Party House for LA's 143 takeover curated by Sosupersam, vibes are vibes with Mawkus.

His soft spot for slow jams found him running a weekly residency in San Diego called Sweet Cheeks alongside Soulection's Andre Power that celebrated the almighty slow jam. Eventually its popularity allowed the vibe to shared in San Francisco monthly in 2012 as well as a few one-offs at the California Academy of Sciences.

In addition to a string of features and accolades for his production work ranging from Los Angeles' KCRW to London's Rinse FM, his love for bringing people together and creating spaces for vibes that need to be heard, seen and felt moved him to produce events.

Mawkus became a fixture in San Diego for championing the underground through his radio shows, DJ sets and events he put together. Since relocating to New York in late 2014, he began working as A&R Director for FSQ, signed to Soul Clap Records. He's still found DJing regularly all over Manhattan and Brooklyn as well as all over his home state of California.
Venue Information:
C'mon Everybody
325 Franklin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11238