Marcus Aurelius Rosario aka Mawkus is a DJ, radio host, producer and music educator who thrives on all things mawkward. Hailing from Southern California but currently living in Brooklyn, he’s played countless events including but not limited to The Rub with DJ Ayres and DJ Eleven, 143 with Siik and Sosupersam and Fade To Mind with Kingdom and Nguzungzuzu. He worked for one of the most illustrious public radio stations in the country, KSDS-FM San Diego’s Jazz 88.3, hosting two weekly radio shows showcasing world music, jazz, blues, soul and rare groove.
Co-leading the New York arm of Singapore-based label collective Darker Than Wax, Mawkus co-hosts and produces the weekly radio show, Darker Than Wax FM, on Brooklyn’s The Lot Radio and a monthly radio show, We Move, that’s produced at Red Bull Arts New York.
Having shared the stage with a plethora of world-class musical talent through the years, he currently is a part of NY-based Building Beats teaching underserved youth entrepreneurial and life skills through music production and DJ’ing.
He’s also A&R Director for FSQ, signed to Soul Clap Records.
You can currently find Mawkus playing monthly at W Hotel New York, Mad Tropical and Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club among many other venues.
Mawkus loves slow jams, grilled chicken caesar salads, wine and the paranormal.
DJ Bookings / Inquiries: mawkus at darkerthanwax dot com