June 01, 2007

Schpilkas - What's In A Name



Schpilkas is a Brooklyn, NY native who infuses unpredictable, edgy orchestration, tasty beats and electronic elements. He borrows influences from rock, hiphop, electronica, and classical, creating a hybrid Urban Alternative style. Singled out for his signature sound, Schpilkas was chosen as the Grand Prize Winner of the 2000 Tommy Hilfiger Unreleased Cuts Contest, featured in issues of Rolling Stone and Urb Magazines, and was granted a Qwest Records/Warner Bros demo deal. Recent projects include: original music placement in the MTV shows Exposed and Next, working with Bad Ass Music on the Zero To Sixty Library (BMG/Killer Tracks), song licenses for NOKIA (Visual Radio), Sony PSP and the new Courteney Cox television show Dirt (FX Networks) as part of project DEUXO (which is the trip-hop collaboration between Schpilkas and Poperratic's Jaye Barnes Luckett). He has collaborated, produced and remixed artists DJ Snake, film composer Jaye Luckett of Poperratic, DJ Sugarbear, Rupaul, Spookey Ruben, The Basco Bros., and Fat Hed. When not in the studio, Schpilkas is also a renowned DJ Tastemaker bringing specialty live vinyl mixes to clubs, parties, and other venues all over Southern California.