One of the nice things about relocating to Toronto have been the disco parties (among other things) that happen here on a fairly regular basis, which range in size and frequency, but are usually successful at getting me out of the apartment every now and then. Lately, local edit/DJ duo A Digital Needle along with local producer/DJ/musician Cyclist, have been turning out one of the big local disco events to watch. In the year or so that I've been going to their monthly bash - Beam Me Up, their party has only gotten bigger, as has their local reputation, garnering some glowing write-ups in the local press..
Recently, the Beam Me Up boys have been taking things to the next logical level, bringing in some international disco specialists for their events, starting this past April with a well-received engagement with Al Kent of Million Dollar Disco. This weekend, they're bringing primo disco editor and digger Kon (Kon & Amir, BBE) to Toronto for a disco jam at the BLK BOX. In anticipation, the Beam Me Up boys have put together an hour-long warm up mix to get the people ready..
Admittedly, having been a bit of a purist and not having paid a whole lot of attention to the re-edit scene, I have to thank these guys for making me check out Kon's edits, which are generally a few cuts above the rest. As one of those cats who have access to multitrack masters, he's turned out some truly impressive cuts that even edit skeptics like myself can embrace. Check Kon's Soundcloud and his mix for Gilles Peterson on BBC Radio 6 (from his look on the edit scene, last April) for a little preview..
RESIDENT ADVISOR: KON @ BLK BOX (TORONTO - SATURDAY JUNE 1, 2013)
FACEBOOK: KON @ BLK BOX (TORONTO - SATURDAY JUNE 1, 2013)
SOUNDCLOUD: A DIGITAL NEEDLE
SOUNDCLOUD: BEAM ME UP
TWITTER: A DIGITAL NEEDLE
PLAYIN' FOR KEEPS (KON'S BLOG)
LEANROCK: STAYING ON TRACK WITH DJ KON (OCTOBER 25, 2011)
OKAYPLAYER: MUSICAL REVIVAL - DIGGING FOR TREASURE WITH KON & AMIR (MAY 17, 2010)
TORONTO STANDARD: A NIGHT AT THE DISCO (BY JOSH SHERMAN) (MAY 14, 2013)
THE GRID: THE NIGHT SHIFT: DISCO LIVES! (BY PAUL AGUIRRE-LIVINGSTON) (MONDAY DECEMBER 12, 2013)
CATEGORIES: MIX FIX, NUDISCO