‘Sherlok & DJ Rubz’ are one of the most dynamic & entertaining Hip Hop/Reggae- Dancehall duos to come out of the South East suburbs of Melbourne. DJ Rubz is the main Beat Maker Technician/DJ/Producer who brings his influences of Rasta Music to the table. While Sherlok is the MC/Song Writer/Co-Producer. Both were originally part of legendary Melbourne Hip Hop trio ‘Wicked Mindz’ consisting of DJ Rubz, Troy & Sherlok, who later became known as ‘Scarz on 45’. As Wicked Mindz they gained national exposure on commercial radio on the Austereo Network’s rating topper – ‘Ugly Phil’s & Jackie O’s Hot 30’. The guys were enlisted as regular writers & performers of crazy rap jingles that blasted through the airwaves, creating a nation-wide recognition of there sound. ‘Wicked Mindz’ made their mark on national television, performing on ABC’s ‘Recovery’ in late 1998. Host, Dylan Lewis, loved the performance so much that he added it to the shows live compilation CD, ‘Ready For Transmission’, making them the only unsigned act to feature on the album. They also did some work with the production team of RnB singer/actress ‘Aaliyah’ before her tragic passing. In 2000 made a fresh start with group ‘Scarz on 45’ & released their with critically acclaimed debut album titled ‘Skin Graft’. They enjoyed great reviews in The Herald Sun, Sanity Mag, Beat Mag & most local Urban/Hip Hop street press. A selection of ‘Scarz on 45’ tracks were played on Triple J, RRR & PBS fm. Through the many years of performing as part of groups ‘Wicked Mindz’ & ‘Scarz on 45’, SHERLOK & DJ RUBZ have supported some of the biggest international Hip Hop acts to have toured Australia. They INCLUDE: 2013 ~ DJ LORD(PUBLC ENEMY) 2012 ~ D12 2005 ~ ZULU JAM ~ ROCK STEADY CREW 2004 ~ GANGSTARR ~ BLACKALICIOUS 2003 ~ KURUPT / TECHN9NE / THE LUNIZ 2001 ~ UGLY DUCKLING & SOUL OF MISCHIEF ~THE BEATNUTS 2000 ~ BONE THUGS IN HARMONY ~ SPEARHEAD 1999 ~ NAUGHTY BY NATURE 1998 ~ SNOOP DOGG ~ SPEARHEAD 1997 ~ RUN DMC 1995 ~ LIGHTER SHADE OF BROWN 1994 ~ WRECKX N’ EFFECT ~ YOUNG BLACK TEENAGERS From 1995 –1997 DJ Rubz is a 3x Victorian DMC World DJ Champion. And in more recent years Sherlok has been the charismatic host of the ‘Australian DMC DJ Championships’ alongside MC Reason of ‘Obese Records’. After all these years Sherlok & long time friend & Co-Producer DJ-Rubz still work as a tight production team. Their 1st single/music video ‘Summertime Feelin’ taken from their forthcoming album which will be entitled ‘Life Wheel Elixir' is just a small taste of what's to come. The album 'LIFE WHEEL ELIXIR' will change the way people perceive Australian Hip Hop forever with Sherlok’s authentic & honest lyrics, and innovative quality production skills of DJ Rubz. Their sound is a blend of Hip Hop/Funky-Soul & Reggae-Dancehall. ‘Brace yourself!’ as passion takes its purpose! For this volcanic Hip Hop Duo are about to erupt…!!!!
SHERLOK- MC/Song Writer/Co-Producer DJ RUBZ- Beat Technician/DJ/Producer
hip hop, Reggae-Dancehall, Funky-Soul
History (the 1990's)
What we see coming from this talented pair today is a result of a longstanding musical union. The Sherlok & DJ Rubzcollaboration started back in the 90's when they formed a hip hop group, Wicked Mindz with fellow Australian MC, Troy. Wicked Mindz gained extensive nationwide exposure via commercial radio on the Austereo Network rating topper, Ugly Phil & Jackie O's Hot 30. Wicked Mindz also received nationwide coverage on ABC's Recovery program, hosted by Dylan Lewis. Dylan loved the performance so much that he added it to the shows live compilation CD, Ready For Transmission, making them the only unsigned act to feature on the album. Around the same time, they also did some work with the production team of RnB singer/actress Aaliyah before her tragic passing.
History (the early 2000's)
The early 2000's began the formation of group Scarz on 45, where Sherlok and Rubz had major input on the critically acclaimed debut album, Skin Graft. They received outstanding reviews in The Herald Sun, Sanity Mag, Beat Mag & several local Urban/Hip Hop street press. A selection of Skin Graft tracks were played on Triple J, RRR and PBS FM.
Together they are also DJ & host of Australia's newest weekly online Reggae radio show, Reggae Knightz on www.myrnb.fm
With the success of their first single/music video Summertime Feelin' and now their up-and-coming Hip Hop/Roots-Reggae vibes of their second single Mamma Said there is no doubt that they have something extra special.
Their latest album release Life Wheel Elixir will forever change the way people perceive Australian Hip Hop, with Sherlok's authentic & honest lyrics, and the innovative quality production skills of DJ Rubz.
Melbourne VIC, Australia