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KONGKRETEBASS PRESENTS: SHIMON (RAM RECORDS, AUDIOPORN/ UK) + DJ Siesta (Shanghai)+ Mc Stride (Korea) + Signal (ROBOT DEATH SQUAD, USA) @ TWYST MIND, HK • SAT 05. July 2008

Kongkretebass proudly presents:

**SHIMON (Ram Records, AudioPorn/ UK)

  • DJ SIESTA (Phreaktion, China) & MC STRIDE (Korea)**

**Saturday, 05. July 2008 @ Twyst Mind, Hong Kong

11pm - late**

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SHIMON is a true drum and bass legend. Responsible for some of the most influential D&B tracks of all time, many of which are said to have ‘shaped the sound of D&B as we know it’. For over a decade SHIMON has been smashing up dance floors around the globe, week-in, week-out at the biggest parties, clubs and music festivals.

As a respected and sought after producer, with numerous remixes under his belt, SHIMON’s studio skills along with his performances are recognized & highly appreciated the world over.

We are also pleased to host DJ SIESTA (Shanghai’s Queen of Drum & Bass) along with Mc STRIDE (UK/Seoul, Korea), who will be supporting SHIMON on 5th July, alongside our local jocks. See full line-up below.


SIGNAL from ROBOT DEATH SQUAD will also join the heavy line up this weekend!Robot Death Squad is a group of drum & bass/electronic music producers originally from DC metropolitan area (USA). Their powerfully cinematic, technical, neuro influenced sounds have been picked up by major labels such as Moving Shadow, Flatline, Barcode, Shadybrain, Vibez & Covert Operations to name a few.

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Short info in Chinese

SHIMON 身為 RAM RECORDS 最為成功的團體RAM TRILOGY中的一員 (ANDYC, SHIMON, ANT MILES) 創作出了許多令所有 Drum and Bass 愛好者為之風狂的歌如TITAN, SCREAMER 更與 ANDYC 共同創作了膾炙人口的兩張 Drum and Bass 經典單曲 BODYROCK 和 QUEST。而現在 SHIMON 不但完全將心力擺在製作和經 營他自己的廠牌AUDIO PORN,在他的SET更出現在 DNBARENA 上, 強烈的個人風格加上黑暗剛猛的選曲更進一步證明了他在 Drum and Bass 界的地位。

LINE-UP//

SHIMON (Ram Records, AudioPorn/ UK)

DJ SIESTA (Phreaktion, China) + MC STRIDE (UK/ Seoul, Korea)

SIGNAL (ROBOT DEATH SQUAD, USA)

DJ WASH (Kongkretebass, HK)

STEF:FUNN (Heavy, HK)

BLOOD DUNZA (Heavy, HK)

& MC z1bkr (HK)

VJ HO + SHE K (HK)


Venue address:Twyst Mind (9F, The Pemberton, 22-26 Bonham Strand, Central, HK /上環文咸東街22-26號柏廷坊9樓/ T: 3622 2710) It’s near the Fitness First/MTR Exit: Sheung Wan A2;
view mapDoor:HK$150 – incl. 1 drink

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Read on for more about the artists:

SHIMON (Audio Porn, Ram Records/UK)

http://www.myspace.com/shimonram

SHIMON CONTINUES TO GO FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH FROM RAM RECORD’S NOTORIOUS “TRILOGY” COLLECTIVE AND AS ONE OF THE SCENE’S MOST TALENTED PRODUCERS AND WICKED DJS - DOA

Shimon is a drum and bass legend. Responsible for some of the most influential d&b tracks of all time, many of which are said to have ‘shaped the sound of D&B as we know it. For over a decade Shimon has been smashing up dance floors around the globe, week-in, week-out at the biggest parties, clubs and music festivals.

Shimon is a respected and sought after producer, from the many remix offers he receives to being approached by Novation to produce sounds for their new Xio Synthesisor, Shimon’s studio skills along with his performances are recognized & highly appreciated the world over.

“SHIMON BRINGS THE GOODS TIME AND TIME AGAIN”– ATM MAGAZINE

Born and bred on rock Shimon is a self-confessed ‘Floyd Head.’ His awareness and fervour for music became even more apparent when, in his adolescent years, he discovered dance music and, on a weekly basis began sneaking into now legendary rave nights – ‘Elevation,’ and ‘A.W.O.L’ at ‘Paradise Club.’ The flourishing dance music culture consumed him and Shimon was convinced this was his future.

Soon enough, Shimon earnt the money to buy his first set of turntables from his uncle and learned to mix. His next purchase, a sampler, brought about an epiphany Shimon wanted to make the music, not just mix it! Shimon laughs as he reflects upon the ‘thousands of hours’ spent developing his unique style as well as his production techniques on his Akai 950 and Atari ST computer!

It’s common knowledge that you don’t become a first class producer and sound engineer overnight, but even so, it wasn’t too long before Shimon’s individual efforts, in particular a catchy beat and bass line caught the attention of his good friend, DJ and label owner, Andy C.

They immediately joined forces. The result was massive and is arguably one of the most popular Drum & Bass 12”s of all time ‘Quest’ , with *****‘Nightflight’*on the flip. Shimon’s professional relationship with Andy C and Drum & Bass’ biggest record label, Ram Records had begun. In 1995 ‘Recharge’ was included on Ram Records’ first compilation – ‘The Speed of Sound LP,’ and Shimon became a permanent fixture of Ram.

“SHIMON IS RAM RECORDS’ GOLDEN BOY”– KNOWLEDGE MAGAZINE

With more opportunities to play his music to audiences all over the globe than he could physically fullfil, Shimon quickly accepted his place on the scene’s most prominent artist agencies, namely Unique Artists and Circle Management.

Shimon’s ever increasing profile led to various remix offers, of which he accepted a selected few none more absolute than his awesome and highly acclaimed rework of Dillinja’s ‘Tudor Rose’ .

Shimon, in collaboration with Andy C and Ant Miles engineered the track that became known as ‘No Reality,’ their collective became known as Ram Trilogy – Ram Records’ most successful act to date.

A whole series of Ram Trilogy releases followed, each as successful as the last. Some were collaborations between just two of the three trilogy members. One such release was the truly innovative, Shimon & Andy C anthem ‘Body Rock’. No one anywhere had heard anything like it. The track surprised everyone, the biggest surprise being when ‘Body Rock’ transcended underground to the mainstream, reaching Number 22 in the UK National Charts, which to this day is unheard of for an acoustic Drum & Bass track with absolutely no sign of a catchy vocal.

A surprisingly brief interval was to follow as Shimon and the rest of the Ram crew recognized the need to switch from analogue to digital and master a completely different way of working. This resulted in some of Shimon and Ram Trilogy’s most emphatic work to date, some of these including the mighty ‘Screamer’ and ‘Titan’ EPs ‘The latter, was nominated for various industry awards, including Knowledge Magazine’s coveted ‘Best Tune of the Year’ – 2004.’

After Ram Trilogy’s unprecedented and successful series, Shimon turned his attention to some of his best know remixes, such as Zinc’s Kinda Funky and Hype’s ‘Classic Dope Style.’ His essential inclusion in the Ram Records- ‘Ram Raiders’ series included mixing the ‘Ram Raiders’ Mix CD. ‘The Shadow Knows EP’ released in mid 2006 took Shimon’s touring schedule into overdrive.

“SHIMON KEEPS THINGS TIGHT & ROLLING”– RAM RAIDERS MIX CD – ATM REVIEW

In 2007, Shimon’s foray into Nu-Skool Breaks brought forward tracks such as ‘I Like You’ - a collaborative effort by Shimon & Nixon on the esteemed breaks label Fingerlicking. ‘I Like You’ as well as ‘Around the Edge’ and ‘White Noise,’ all breaks tunes, have been receiving rave reviews and plenty of plays from breaks heavyweights Stanton Warriors, Plump DJ’s and Crystal Method, to name but a few.

“A ROLLING DANCE FLOOR DESTROYER SHIMON & NIXON’S ‘I LIKE YOU’ HAS BEEN CAUSING UNTOLD MAYHEM THROUGHOUT THE LAND”-ATM MAGAZINE

Feeling inspired after experimenting with another genre, Shimon produced the massive Screamer Remix as well as remixes for Matrix & Futurebound and a rework for huge breaks act Slyde.

Shimon has recently launched his own independent label, AudioPorn Records and has been racking up the hours in the studio preparing sure to be massive tracks for release on his own AudioPorn brand. We look forward to it all!

Discography

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**DJ SIESTA (Phreaktion, Shanghai/China)

  • MC STRIDE**

http://www.myspace.com/djsiestahttp://www.myspace.com/mcstride

Dubbed the “Queen of Drum’n’Bass” in China; Siesta’s passion for collecting records dated back in 1999, when she started out as the only promoter putting on a series of world-class drum’n’bass parties in HK.

2005 saw the rise of drum’n'bass in Shanghai and her new collective “PHREAKTION” played a crucial part of making it happen. The new and improved Phreaktion crew was set up in late 2005 and since then, she has brought some of the biggest drum’n'bass icons to China such as Goldie, Fabio, Marky, Pendulum, Scratch Perverts, LTJ Bukem, London Elektricity, and to name a few. In just 3 years, Siesta has successfully put Shanghai on the international drum’n’bass map, putting on more than 40 world-class drum’n’bass nights, as well as earning herself the reputation of being one of the best drum’n’bass DJs in China.

DJ Siesta is best known for her funky, soulful, dancefloor set. With an extensive experience as a drum’n’bass promoter/DJ in Asia, she has developed a fine crowd-reading skill that allows her to play exactly what the crowd wants to hear. For a relatively young DJ, Siesta’s shown a lot of prospect and without a doubt is transforming into an iconic figure in Shanghai.

SIESTA will be bringing with her MC STRIDE, who complements her mixes with clever spoken word. STRIDE, originally hailing from London, has been lending his rhymes to drum & bass crews in Seoul and Shanghai for the past 2 years.

Heavily influenced in style by Mc’s such as SP, Wrec, A.D, GQ, Rage, Verse - it’s all about spoken word for him these days he says, as well as feeding Kimchee to Goldie, London Elektricity, Asides, Storm, Marky … Well, let’s hope he likes Hong Kong wontons! Werd!

*SIGNAL (Robot Death Squad, Moving Shadow, Barcode, Ruse/ USA)*

http://www.myspace.com/signalbot

Robot Death Squad is a group of drum & bass/electronic music producers originally from DC metropolitan area (USA). Their powerfully cinematic, technical, neuro influenced sounds have been picked up by major labels such as Moving Shadow, Flatline, Barcode, Shadybrain, Vibez & Covert Operations to name a few.

Signal is Bryan Johns, an electronic musician located out of Washington DC, USA. He has been writing and performing music from the young age of 12. He has been an accomplished electronic musician for 4 years, and has published music in various forms of media, including vinyl, cd, mp3, and video games. He has several releases under the moniker, Robot Death Squad on prolific international labels, shared with fellow producers John Aronson (D-Struct) and Evan Vischi (Evancipation).

SHIMON /w SIESTA, MC STRIDE + SIGNAL will be playing in Hong Kong, 5th July 2008, supported by our fine DJ Wash, Blood Dunza, Stef:funn & MC Z1Bkr.

Don’t miss it! It’s gonna be loud!

email: info@kongkretebass.com

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