Surkin (born Benoit Heitz) is a French DJ and producer and part-time graphic designer. Born in southern France but now residing and working in Paris, France. He dropped out of school to pursue a music career and never looked back. Heitz was a big fan of hip-hop music until 2003, when he began to dig deeper into club music history. He focused on US ghetto sub-genres like Miami Bass, Chicago ghetto-house or Baltimore club. He also became an enthusiast of Todd Edwards’ garage beats and lively disco-flavored basslines and other artists like Jess & Crabbe, Cassius and Daft Punk.