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Kon has been digging in crates since 1976, DJing since 1985, and spinning in clubs since 1991. He is one half of Kon and Amir, who released the acclaimed “On Track” and “Off Track” series on BBE Records where they introduced rare grooves to a new audience. His remixes of dance classics prompted Gilles Peterson to name him “Edit/rework King of 2011”, and feature him prominently on his BBC Radio shows.Kon takes a more modest approach, noting that Kon means “King of Nothing,” and seeks to place the love of music above his own work. The last of an increasingly rare breed of dedicated crate diggers, Kon has for years brought his deep knowledge of obscure goodies to clubs and festivals worldwide. He has also spread his gospel to the masses through critically heralded releases on such respected imprints as ABB and BBE. Beyond collecting vinyl and re- editing classics, he has been part of Boston’s Hip-Hop community for nearly 30 years, and has preserved the development of it as a true culturist. Most people know him as just a DJ, but he has history as a writer, music producer, and bboy.In the studio, Kon has remixed some of pop music’s greatest artists from the multi track sessions, such as Stevie Wonder, Barry White, Michael Jackson, Cerrone, Slave, Teena Marie, George Benson, Mizell Brothers, and many more. His remix of Cerrone's " Hooked " was a summer anthem in 2012. This resource along with Kon’s vast knowledge of musichas resulted in him creating some of the most dance floor friendly edits and remixes today.His productions and mixes have caught the ear of taste makers such as Gilles Peterson, Soul Clap, Dimitri From Paris, Derrick Carter, Danny Krivit, Jazzanova, Dâm-Funk, Rich Medina, Jacques Renault, and King Britt to name a few. Kon’s 2012 releases on Basic Fingers, Hands of Time, and Future Classic have charted number one online. His collaboration with the Whiskey Barons called Nite Time resulted in the highly acclaimed Jive Talk EP. In addition to remixes and new 12 inch releases.Kon has just released an ep on Soul Clap records entitled "All about youx", and is slated to drop his first full length lp " On my way " featuring Georg Levin, Ben Westbeech, as well as new comers Amy Douglas and Induce, on BBE records July 2013. “Those BBE records were just phenomenal. I think (he was) very much ahead of the curve when it comes to just digging that much deeper and ever since all those came out, there’s been a whole heap of new generation compilations - very next level stuff. Where the hell can you get all that music from?! Proper diggers!” -Gilles Peterson“Kon is the best Disco/Funk/Soul/Boogie DJ in the world, yeah I said it. Yes of course, I know. You’re probably saying ‘but but but, what about DJ BLAH BLAH!’ Well, Kon will not only mix circles around whoever you’re thinking about but then at the end of the night he’ll go home and sleep in Dorchester. Being from Boston is 10 extra points.” -Soul Clap“KON is many of my peer’s dream selectors...(he) has ALWAYS kept the art form of true diggin’ as well as unearthing stellar, yet forgotten gems from ALL genres alive! From important work on BBE, to vast knowledge of the music, he keeps the standard & bar raised HIGH for all WAX diggers, collectors, & selectors to strive for in the game. Much luv and respect!” -DâM-FunK

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