WHO IS: DJ RALPH E
NAME // RALPH WARREN ENGLE
LOCATION // AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND
DATE OF BIRTH // 30.10.83
BLOOD // FILIPINO / GERMAN
DJ/Producer Ralph Warren Engle, has been named a "promising and upcoming artist" by the Music & Audio Institute of New Zealand. Music On The Edge calls him, "a very versatile attribute in music that is not found very often" and DamNation swears Ralph E's "a lot better than most rubbish that's floating around."
This Filipino/German halfcast born in 1983, follows the footsteps of his family. With his father being a successful TV actor, mother singing with "Leather & Lace", uncles and aunts, being Jazz musicians, Pianists, Drummers, the lot - it seems only natural that music and entertainment run in Ralph E's blood. Ralph E himself has been involved in numerous professional theatrical productions, including being one of seven leads in Sam Scott (Shortland Street director) and Ryan McFayden's critically acclaimed show "The Love Wrangler (2001)."
Musically, Ralph E recalls his writing of music as early as the 1990's.
Where, at the innocent age of 7, Ralph E's hobby was to create tunes by layering vocal and
simple keyboard patterns all by the use of two primative cassette decks and a microphone.
Also in 2000, Ralph E established the now internationally known website "Nonstop"
which features the largest and finest dance MIDI collection ever to surface the web, featuring
original material including the pioneering idea of an hour-length dance MIDI series.
The website "Nonstop" has been labelled Site of the Day (ANGELFIRE); Featured Site (ABOUT.COM);
Fave Local Site (LOOPS&SAMPLES), not to mention an appearance in TEARAWAY MAGAZINE.
In 2002, Ralph E took a "Turntabilism" and "Live Sound & Event Management" course in MAINZ, and
with his new qualifications and help from many friendly peers, Ralph E invested time and money
on Disk Jockying, building a following through pubs and friends' house parties.