Rockshockin is a company focused on artist management & career development for its artists. It was started in November 2010 by Derek 'Madcap' Downing who has had a long association with the Australian Hip Hop music scene dating back to pre-1990.
Derek was one of the key architects in building the South Australian Hip Hop music scene throughout the 90s which supported the early careers of the HIlltop Hoods, Delta, Terra Firma and many more. He worked in close association with Slingshot Touring (Sydney) to pioneer tours for US Hip Hop performers before the music genre was widely accepted in the Australian music landscape. This experience within the genre in this country, positions him comfortably to identify genuine quality talent.
From 2001 to 2010, Derek took a partial break from working in music to gain experience across various industries including Banking, Accounting/ERP, and the Internet; while also completing a Bachelors Degree in Accounting and Graduate Certificate in IT.
Simplex (Obese Records)
Social Change (Butterthief)