★★★ BERKO ★★★ (FUSE COLLECTIVE | SASKATOON, SK)
Known for his in-your-face promotion & marketing tactics, Rob Berkowitz, or "BERKO" as his friends know him, has been hard at work. In 2007 he helped build a house music movement in the Comox Valley through his club night "House Ten85," and his production company “Cloud21 Events.” With residencies at both The Mex & The Avalanche, Cloud21 booked international artists, and networked with all the major booking agents on the West Coast from it's base at the foothills of Mt. Washington Alpine Resort. It was clear that he was on to something bigger than most.
A short 2-year stay in beautiful Victoria BC Canada, Berkowitz continued his passion, only this time it was on the other side of the stage as a solid DJ who has always been able to read the room. His diverse library of tracks can take you anywhere from a fun soulful house groove with a techy bounce, to deep, melodic and sexy that has a progressive flair. In early 2009 CLOUD21 EVENTS re-branded the city of Victoria with a new sense of direction in EDM and shows. Past produced events include such world class talent as: Adam K, Sam La More, Morgan Page, Wolfgang Gartner, Miles Dyson, Lazy Rich, Jelo, Chris Lake, Cosmic Gate, Massive Summer Boat Cruises, Michael Woods, Bass Kleph & the legendary Miguel Migs. 2010/2011 saw Berko play out all over at various lounges, clubs/after hours gigs, and select 1 off events in BC. It was a monumental year of growth as an artist.
Now residing in the fastest growing city in Canada, aka the Paris of the Prairies - Saskatoon, SK. Berko has teamed up with some of the areas top talent to form a new collective that will elevate the entertainment level in the surrounding areas. Saskatoon in 2012; a fusion hotbed of amazing artists, producers, production specialists, and the city's top promoters, it will be a major year to say the least.
Berko's style of DJ'ing is regarded as highly energetic and intoxicating. A pleasure for all those in attendance.