John Rickman III
Gotham City ATL
I AM BASS VENGEANCE!!!
John Rickman III aka. Exzile of Damage Control ATL - 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 and 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!
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. 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. 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, 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, 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 DJ mentor and best friend - Bass Juggernaut – the one and only DJ B-Naut.
As co-owner of Underground Syndicate, LLC, Exzile is a well-known and respected promoter and lead talent scout. In collaboration with other regional major entertainment initiatives... Exzile has made a name for himself synonymous with a solid reputation for both his dedicated professionalism and his extraordinary performances like no other.
Exzile is currently busy perfecting his skills with Ableton Live, Logic , Cubase, Acid Pro, Fruity Loops, Reason, Audacity, and Serato Scratch Live. The next step is producing banging B-Boy beats with his original Exzile flavor.
If you "Fear Da Soundz!" you must check him out as Atlanta's foremost breakbeat specialist. Whether playing as one half of the tag duo of Damage Control ATL. or dropping proper basslines and breakbeats on his own as Exzile, he has the reputation and the ammunition to keep the party rocking all night long. Breaks are alive and well, and Exzile is one of the very best in the business - REPRESENTING BASS VENGEANCE TO THE FULLEST!!!
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