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In the studio, too, Kon is known for for his magical edits, remixes and reworks of forgotten classics to the point where Gilles Peterson named him “the edit and rework king” and features him prominently on his radio shows. Still tirelessly digging into the annals of musical history, Kon’s constant research and unearthing have helped shape the modern disco resurgence and have forced DJs to dig ever deeper.
2013 brought with it Kon’s debut album on BBE, On My Way. It was a pitch perfect mix of house, soul, funk and disco that drew on all his understanding of the past to offer up a timeless new sound. More releases have followed on his own Kon & The Gang compilation, as well various 12″ remixes for West End, Salsoul, T.K., and Glitterbox/Defected all picking up support from the likes of DJ Harvey, Danny Krivit, Gerd Janson, Moodymann, Honey Dijon and Derrick Carter.
Next to an acclaimed Boiler Room session with France’s leading disco ambassador Dimitri from Paris, Kon has also remixed Sylvester’s classic ‘Over and Over’ on his own Kontemporary label, which focuses on licensed, multi track 12″ remixes. He is forever searching out ever rarer and overlooked records, but also stays busy in the studio and has been working on a full-length collaboration, The Hood, with long-time friend Ben Westbeech featuring greats like Roy Ayers, Andreya Trianni, Detroit’s Nikki-O and Dames Brown. It’s due on Glitterbox/Defected and is the latest essential chapter in the story of this most vital and unstoppable musical force.
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