Passionately spreading the real house sound for longer than anyone can remember, Kong is one of the most industrious tastemakers of Belgium’s scene. After running a well-known Saturday night show on national radio Studio Brussel and being a resident at Brussels gay nightlife icon Catclub for many years, he now has a close relationship with the capital’s paramount underground club C12 and holds a monthly slot on The Word Radio.
Together with Gratts he created the Ensemble nights, podcasts and label, having released music on vinyl by Xosar, Aksak Maboul, Krikor, Zazou/Bikaye, San Soda and many more. In 2016 Kong & Gratts had the honour of performing one of the first Belgian Boiler Rooms ever, the resulting 60 minutes still being a blueprint of their shared love for deep and raw grooves.
As an avid writer Kong has been unearthing many stories about the rich Belgian electronic music and vinyl culture scene, often in collaboration with Red Bull Music. Proving this point are his 2014 published book ‘The Vinyl Frontier’ showing the private collections of famous Belgian diggers and numerous online features telling the story of key players such as Wally’s Groove World, Peter Van Hoesen, Nosedrip or Doctor Vinyl, next to the ‘Brusseleir Digger’ exhibition in ING Art Center Brussels he set up in 2018.
Kong’s DJ-sets are embedded in the rich history of electronic dance music, from the originators to contemporary sounds, from house to new beat, techno, disco, rave or trance. Always with a typical Belgian twist inspired by the early days of central European rave culture, when he was still a teenager listening to club recordings on his radio transistor during long weekend nights.
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