Renowned DJ Kon plays Auckland's Rising Sun for the first time Friday 20th August.
Kon embodies the soul of hip-hop. His compilations (with partner Amir) regularly unearth unknown, sometimes unreleased jams and anoint them classics. Kon's DJ aesthetic owes much to his East Coast upbringing in
Boston, Massachusetts, mere hours from New York City, the birthplace of hip-hop. Over a lifetime of collecting, Kon's excavated records are rare classics, pulling from the best in deep funk, soul, jazz, R&B, Latin, reggae, and of course, hip-hop. Over the course of a twelve year career as a club, party and world class DJ, he's toured with likes of Sugarhill Gang, Gilles Peterson, A Tribe Called Quest, J Rocc, KRS 1, Kenny Dope, Pete Rock and ?uestlove. His discography goes eight albums deep and has gained legendary status oversees while achieving domestic recognition from some of the most beloved beat-diggers, DJs, and producers in the game. Lord Finesse has referred to Kon and Amir as "Two of the most extraordinary but underrated beat diggers in the game," and turntable virtuoso A-Trak regard their compilations and mixtapes as underground DJ classics.
Supporting DJ Kon in his Auckland debut is BBE labelmate and HIQI stalwart of style Julien Dyne (Opensouls), the mysterious disco king Frank Booker and the 'Don of Detroit' himself Recloose.
August 20th, 10pm Rising Sun 373 K' Rd, Auckland CityTickets $10+ booking fee @ Conch Records, 115a Ponsonby RdDoor Sales $15 - Limited Capacity and Limited Door SalesReleases:
Kon & Amir Present - Off Track Vol.3: Brooklyn - 2xCD / 2LP
Base FM and Jagermeister present TOP BILLIN @ Rising Sun, K'rd on September 4th.Jake and Wam from The Chin Check will be bringing together some of the cities heaviest DJs to make you move every month.The first night is packed with talent, the mighty Dylan C with his fresh tunes, the one like Lowe1 will be busting his up tempo reggae/Hip Hop style all over the place. To top it off the fresh to def TDK with his Hip Hop goodness.Time to lace up your sneakers and get down to some beats.Only $5 on the door from 10pm, ladies free before midnight.$5 beer, $5 mixers and $10 Jager's!! Come down to Rising Sun and get down to the get down.