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GOCE TRPKOV

GOCE TRPKOV

DJ Goce started to get involved into hip hop culture in the early 90’s. In 1993 his group S.A.F. put out their first demo on the radio, by 1996 S.A.F. had studio recordings,was on the top of independent radio charts and started doing live shows. In 1998 signed a deal with Polygram imprint Indigo that ended up canceled because of regional tensions and wars. In 2000 S.A.F. finally released their LP “Safizam” (recorded between ’96-’98) completely produced by DJ Goce. In 2001 S.A.F. did a big show together with special guests Das Efx to promote Safizam, and in 2002 released “Safizam” as 3LP set – the first hip hop vinyl release on Balkans! In 2015 SAF marked 15 years of Safizam LP, with a sold out concert in Skopje.

In 2002 DJ Goce together with his partner Dimitri from Cair formed Bootlegz entertainment and started the first hip-hop resident club night in Macedonia at the club Element. In 2002 Bootlegz released “Bootlegz mixtape vol.1” mixed by DJ Goce, first official mixtape in Macedonia,was released on Tape!!! DJ Goce produced a lot of local Macedonian and regional artists thru the years, worked as a co-producer and DJ of the TV Show “Hip Hop Teza” on national A1 TV and as a DJ of Hip Hop Teza radio show on Top FM. In 2008 DJ Goce and Dimitri from Cair organized and hosted the first Turntablizm workshop in Macedonia that featured DJ Strajk, DJ Venom (Ex-YU DMC Champ) and as a special guest – DJ Rondevu, and second one in 2011 with DJ Raid (PG4/filter crew).

In 2016 together with DJ Chvare and Hypertech formed the promotional crew Funky Fresh, in order to bring freshness to the night life in their hometown, and did events with Propo’88, Gang Starr Foundation, Dj Angelo, Large Pro, Diamond D, Jeru the Damaja , The Beatnuts, Lord Finesse ,Boca 45, Jon 1st etc. In he’s DJ career, he shared the booth with many DJ’s and groups, like DJ Sebb, DJ Maseo, DJ Dice, DJ Rondevu ,DJ Cheeba, DJ Format, Dj Angelo, Jon 1st, Kut L, Dj Phantom, Rob Manga, Boca 45, Terrence Parker, Dj Ron Phlatline, DJ 279, The Blazin Brothers, Roots In Session, DJ Dirty Hairy, Diamond D, Large Professor, Mobb Deep, Ghostface, Phryme, Das Efx ,Jeru the Damaja, The Beatnuts, Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators… DJ Goce had shows in clubs, did events and festivals in Germany, France, U.K., Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia, Monte Negro, Bulgaria, Greece, Austria, Holland, Czech Republic etc. DJ’ed parties for Apple, Microsoft, Nike, Adiddas, DC Shoes, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Hyndai, Kia, Redbull, Smirnoff, Heineken, T-Mobile, Marlboro, Kent, West, Winston etc. DJ’ed afterparties for De La Soul (Amsterdam), Snoop Dogg , Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (Ljubljana) etc. Dj Goce worked as tour/concert DJ with S.A.F. ,Gangstarr Foundation & Jeru The Damaja, Bad Copy & Wikluh Sky, The Beatnuts, Buddha Monk (Balkan Tour), Greenout etc. … From 2013 DJ Goce is the official DJ of serbian hip-hop outlet Bad Copy, and toured with them for major events thru Balkan, headlining the Belgrad Beer festival (3 years in a row) for 100.000+ crowd.

In 2015 Dj Goce was honoured by the biggest and oldest macedonian brewery and got a signature Dj Goce limited edition bottle and can of the famous Skopsko beer and became music ambassador of the brand.

In 2016 Dj Goce signed a exclusive deal with Nike and Buzz sneakerstores, released the exclusive mixtape for Buzz, continued to be brand ambassador for Skopsko beer and Pivara Skopje. In 2017 The album that DJ Goce produced, Land Of Confusion by Conquering Lion, became Nominated for Grammy Awards in Best Reggae Album category.

DJ Goce spins blend of Hip Hop and various music that inspired him thru the years – Old School, Funk, Soul, R’n’B, Neo Soul, Electro (the B-Boy one), Reggae, Original Breaks etc… Dj Goce spins also strictly vinyl sets, and 7″ vinyl (45’s) set’s based on funk, rare grooves, old school hip-hop and b-boy music

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