Kon is a bottomless pit of musical know-how who has been digging deep in crates since 1976 and spinning since 1985. One half of Kon & Amir, the duo who released acclaimed music on BBE Records, Kon is known for his magical edits of forgotten classics, which prompted Gilles Peterson to name him “Edit/rework King”, and feature him prominently on his BBC Radio shows.
A firm festival favourite thanks to his diverse musical selections, Kon has also spread his gospel to the masses through critically heralded releases on labels such as Basic Fingers, Soul Clap Records, and Hands of Time. Kon’s recent remix of Medlar’s standout Tides on Wolf Music further enhanced his already impressive credentials. Beyond collecting vinyl and re-editing classics, Kon has been part of Boston’s Hip-Hop community for nearly 30 years, and has preserved the development of it as a true culturist.
Kon’s edits have received massive support from taste makers such as Jazzanova, Derrick Carter, Jacques Renault, Danny Krivit, Soul Clap, Dimitri From Paris, King Britt, John Morales, and Gilles Peterson to name a few. Last summer Kon’s “All About Youx” EP dropped on the hugely influential Soul Clap Record label. The EP garnered stellar reviews and was selected as Mixmag’s EP of the month, and was soon followed up by the release of his debut solo album, which was just as well received. “I think (he was) very much ahead of the curve” commented Gilles Peterson in the past, whilst Soul Clap have also claimed “Kon is the best Disco/Funk/Soul/Boogie DJ in the world!” Whoever you are, you can’t argue with that.
“DJ 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 (http://blog.soulclap.us/tag/dj-kon/)
“Edit King of the year.”
-Gilles Peterson – Worldwide Awards 2011