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