Member of The FLEET DJ'S, Host/Producer of the award winning, THE SESSION MIXX SHOW.
Promoter, Booking Agent, Street Promotions, Performance Set Arranger, Provide Radio Edits...
If you wanted one word that describes Special Dark, “RELENTLESS” would be it.
Born in Chicago but raised in sunny California by a sailor. When work hours conflicted with parenting, Dark was given the ultimate babysitter, 2 Technics Turntables, a Radio Shack stereo mixer & a microphone. California was where the “Scratch” technique was developed. Moved back to Chicago 1989 for last 2 years of high school were the art of blending was developed, thanks to House Music. In 1996, Dark moved to Minnesota. In 1999, He obtained a radio show (The Session) on K.F.A.I & became not only a force in the Twin City’s Hip-Hop Community but a well known supporter of the artist within it.
Special Darks’ DJ & promotional skill was recognized by promoters & artist outside of the Twin Cities which allowed him to work with artist such as, 50 Cent, Sadat X, The Clipse, Tech 9, DJ Envy, DJ Absolute, Roy Jones Jr., Cee-Lo, Twista, Do OR Die, Yukmouth, Devin The Dude, Strong Arm Steady, J Kwon, St. Paul Slim & more.
In 2005 Special Dark took The Session to another level by providing a place monthly for local artist to display their talent before a panel of judges giving constructive feedback of each to help fine tune a potential star. He named it, “The Session Live.” The event was taken very well by the lovers of the Twin Cities Hip Hop community. So much, promoters were compelled to copy it's lay-out.. Even a few of our friends @ B96 (Otis The Entertainer,Queen B - Angeli & others) were in the buliding..
2006 was the year a state wide publication called “The City Pages” voted “The Session Mixx Show” the best Hip-Hop Program.
Through the years, Special Dark has managed to spin at 95% of the major venues in town twice or more..