It all began over a decade ago, somewhere deep in the Surrey hills, that Peter Goebel AKA Arkaik discovered the all consuming musical drug that was drum and bass. After being sucked in by producers such as Bad Company, Dillinja and Roni Size it wasn’t long before he was playing in clubs in and around the UK and dabbling in production shortly after.
In 2008 Arkaik became a resident for Bassment in Reading, playing before artists such as Noisia, Break, Calibre and Icicle to name but a few. The rolling drums and thick sub basslines were a huge inspiration and are still apparent within his production and mixing style today, however it was the emergence of the more minimal sound championed by artists such as Data, Spectrasoul and Instra:mental that really inspired Arkaik’s current clean and stripped back sound.
2010 saw Arkaik’s first release Stress Relief/Second Bass (DIFF004) on the infamous label Diffrent Music, this would prove to be a landmark moment and the first of many releases on Diffrent. After forming a tight bond the Diffrent Music Crew went on to host many nights at Cafe 10001, Brick Lane and alongside the Genesis crew at various clubs around London.
Since his first release Arkaik went on to win the Octane & DLR remix competition hosted by the mighty Dispatch Recordings in early 2012. With support from the likes of Doc Scott, Ant TC1, Chris SU, Mindscape, Ulterior Motive and Need For Mirrors this gave Arkaik a platform to release his first EP on Diffrent Music titled Trauma EP (DIFF011D) shortly after.
So here we are, in 2013 and the future’s looking bright! Arkaik’s second EP titled Cutting Edge has just landed, gaining musical accolade from artists such as Tony Coleman, Amoss, BTK, DBRUK, Gremlinz and Fathom Audio. Not to mention his up and coming release on Proximity records with Axon and many more exciting collaborations in the pipeline.
Support from the likes of: Amoss, Anile, Ant TC1, Bailey, Basha, Bazil, BluMarTen, BTK, Fathom Audio, FD, Halogenix, Hype, London Elektricity, Octane & DLR, Script & Subterra