Rexx Arkana – a moniker bestowed upon him by Ministry‘s Al Jourgensen – began his professional music career on the college radio airwaves of Syracuse University’s WERW in 1987. Thus commenced a decade long stint in college radio and club DJ promotions, where he scored numerous #1 records on College Music Journal‘s RPM Electronic Music Charts and worked with nearly every label of note in the Goth/Industrial scene, including Wax Trax!, Nettwerk, Nothing and a large line up of audio indies long since dead and gone.
Over a nearly thirty year career in the scene, Arkana has headlined Wave Gotik Treffen‘s main Agra Halle; hosted his own local origination alternative arts cable television program (“Back Alley”); served as Managing Editor of the full color glossy international music magazine Interface; hosted the first ever Industrial discussion panel at CMJ Music Marathon, featuring Wolfgang Flür (Kraftwerk) and Genesis P-Orridge (Throbbing Gristle); and interviewed with Anderson Cooper on ABC News as an expert on goth culture in the wake of the shootings at Columbine.
In 2003, Arkana stepped from the backstage to the front stage with the inception of his Bruderschaft collaborative project, which to date has united artists from such groups as VNV Nation, Covenant, Apoptygma Berzerk, Haujobb, Icon of Coil, Aesthetic Perfection, Assemblage 23, Beborn Beton, Imperative Reaction and more. In 2006, he teamed with fellow NYC DJ Dräcos von Strecker to form the harsh EBM outfit FGFC820, which has gone on to headline festivals from Moscow to Mexico City.
Leading scene arbiter I Die:You Die (www.idieyoudie.com), conducted an authoritative interview in November 2016 for the popular We Have A Technical podcast. Listen below.