Shortrock is not the typical guy you see scratching behind 2 mc's at a show. Growing up as a sponsored skateboarder, Shortrock would scratch at a friends' place but never thought it would consume his life. At the age of 18 a bad fall off a handrail changed all that. Having his left arm snapped in half, needing metal plates put in to repair the injury, his sponsors dropped him and he had to teach himself to scratch all over with the opposite hand. With all that aside, he developed a unique style and took off with music full throttle.
8 years later and many albums,collaborations,tours and shows under his belt you can catch this "scratch musician" cutting violin, koto, flute and synth samples. This is a genre crossing turntablist. You can hear him with K-the-I??? and he's coming with some experimental/psychedelic stuff, or hear him with The Presence and he's coming with furious whirlwind east coast cutting. Bottom line is Shortrock is not your typical "DJ".
He has been adopted as the official "Uncommon DJ", him being the force behind the two official Uncommon Mix CDs, "Live @ Nasa Labs" & "The New Art Underground". He's laid cuts down for almost every artist on Uncommon and will continue to drop wax and lazers on projects in 2008.