Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Changes with DJ Kon

Changes with DJ Kon, Shred One, and Samone
Friday, June 7th 2013

CHANGES is proud to present a very special guest:

KON (Boston)
BBE / Future Classic / Soul Clap Records

We are having a very special guest next Friday. As fans for quite a while now, we must say that there are very few DJ mixes that make their way into heavy rotation as long as the "On Track" and "Off Track" compilation did in the car, at the house, etc etc. Changes is bubbling with anticipation for this week's party featuring Boston's own DJ Kon. Known for his work on the above mentioned BBE comps, and various other projects, as well as releases on Soul Clap Records and Future Classic. Can't wait to see what he has in store!

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 is an acronym for “King of Nothing” amongst others, 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 BBE, Rawkus, and Fondle Em. 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.

Opening sets by Samone, Shazam Bangles, and Shred One

@ Beauty Bar Chicago 
No cover / Free midnight shot / 21+