XXXL Bass Show 12 October – Mr Bong

A DJ/Singer/Songwriter and Sound Engineer, this Musician and Producer, Mr Bong has always been a long-term exploiter of anything that incorporates a broken beat with adventures in Breaks, Dubstep, Drum and Bass and Hip Hop. Mr Bong has always favoured the vinyl side of DJ’ing but over the last 4 years he has taken his sound and performance to new levels through the use of Ableton Live, blending his sets with samples, live drum edits and on the fly live elements with the use of Akai APC 40 and Ozonic Keyboard.

Mr Bong is also one of the founding members of the Two Twiggs Xperiment, that specializes in promoting/producing events, as well as managing and developing artists and DJ’s through the DJ agency. Also responsible for some of the biggest names in music coming to South Africa like Diesel Boy, Cargo 77, DJ Vadim (Ninja Tunes), Pendulum, General Midi and Freq Nasty.

With various tours abroad, Mr Bong has played at clubs like Mylo & the Booze Club in Athens and Thessaloniki respectively and even managed to bring his unique style to the Greek Isles of Naxos and Crete while playing at events organized by Plenty and Zoltan Tribe. Mr Bong has also played in Amsterdam at Chicago Boom with long term collaborator MPI Project, one half of the production duo DaChron. While residing in the U.K, Mr Bong secured 4 monthly residency Loco and Fracture Clinic events at TIMBUK2 in Bristol. Mr Bong has also made an appearance at Pump at the Prince Club in Brixton, London as well as at Bar Knowledge, hosted by Knowledge Magazine at Café 1001 in London.

Moving to the U.K in early 2007 Mr Bong has focused on his production skills and the completion of his forthcoming album “Bongville Stomp” which will feature artists from South Africa, England, Japan and China. While in the UK, Mr Bong joined Reggae Afrobeat and Hip Hop band, Trenton and Free Radical. Trenton and Free Radical have toured extensively throughout the UK and Europe with Mr Bong playing keys and samples for the band on an Ozonic Midi keyboard, Ableton and Akai APC40.

Some of the festivals they have played over the last 8 months include Standon Calling (Standon – England), Beach Break Live (Wales), Trans Festival (Belfast), EuroCulture (Manchester – England) with a special appearance at the British Museum in honour of Mr Mandela’s birthday on International Mandela day July 2010.

Mr Bong has played alongside International big names like; Diesel Boy, Cargo 77, DJ Woody (ITF World Champ), DJ Vadim (Ninja Tunes), Tom Novy, Pendulum, King Unique, General Midi, Radio Slave VS Rekids, Jay Haze and Freq Nasty. He has made appearances at festivals like RAMFest, Rezonance NYE Festival, Oppikoppi, Woodstock, Flux festivals and the SABC YOUTH DAY CONCERT in Newtown 2005.

http://www.twotwiggs.com

http://www.breakbeat.co.za

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