Kon & Amir

These two are off the chain!
Rare groove, soul, disco, hip hop but with a very clever viewpoint on what a mix should consist of.
Kons remixes blow me away.
Just heard his super super limited rework of Cerrone “Hooked on you” on Giles Petersons Radio One show…. knockout…
Hit them on myspace here
If like me, you’re a fan of the “Kings Of” series you’ll love theirs, get it here
Earlier this year the pair released album “Off Track vol.3 Brooklyn” sees nothing less than a masterpiece in its own right get a copy here

The story of Kon and Amir begins in the record bins of Boston. A chance encounter at Biscuithead Records in 1996 would lead to one of the best-kept alliances in the beat digging world. Within a year of their meeting, the pair cut On Track Volume 1, the first in what would be a six part series of mix discs, infecting ears with seamless blends of unparalleled beats and breaks. Over a lifetime of collecting, they’ve unearthed records that define the word rare, pulling from the best in deep funk, soul, jazz, R&B, Latin, reggae, and of course, hip-hop. After the conclusion of the On Track series, the duo secured a five-record deal with BBE/Rapster, and have already released two entries the On Track companion series Off Track, with a third installment set for release in March 2010. No bin is too dirty for Kon and Amir; the DJs have scoured all manner of records spots in their day, braving seedy barrooms and rabid fanatics along the way. It’s all been a part of what is now a discography that goes eight albums deep, including The Kings of Diggin’ with their Japanese contemporary DJ Muro.
Over the course of their twelve year career, Kon and Amir have gained legendary status oversees while achieving domestic recognition from some of the most beloved beat-diggers, DJs, and producers in the game. Lord Finesse has referred to the team as “two of the most extraordinary but underrated beat diggers in the game,” and turntable virtuoso A-Trak regards their compilations and mixtapes as underground DJ classics. Like the vinyl they collect, Kon and Amir are of a rare breed. They consistently shake up dancefloors the world over, and their popularity is so high that fans actually offer up their own dusty singles and LPs as a gift to these beloved collectors. Their working command of music history makes them breathing tomes of wax knowledge; to that effect, Shady Records, Dr. Dre, Pete Rock, Diamond D, and Capitol Records (to name but a few) have called upon their expertise.

5 responses to “Kon & Amir

  1. Thanks for enjoying it all…. however, the remixes and edits are not a joint venture…they are done by myself and have NOTHING to do with Amir.
    It seems there is a bit of confusion… we are not a production duo.
    Kon Remix/ re-edit. I am the dj & producer.
    Please be clear on this.
    Big ups !

  2. Big big respect to both Kon & Amir. You guys truely are the Kings of Diggin. Any heads up on whether that killer cerrone edit will ever get a release? I think it has to be one of the greatests edits of all time bar none.

    Keep em comin…..

  3. I think Kon and Amir are great but sometimes I feel they dig at the expense of the groove. Anyone with a few skills can dig through warehouses and charity shops and play records which are of a soul jazz, funk heritage. The difference is a discernment. I’d rather listen to Gilles Peterson, Patrick Forge, Phil Asher, Jazzie B- DJs who may not dig as deeply but select better. I find the Off Track series on BBE very hit and miss. As with Madlib I’d love these guys to knuckle down to one truly memorable project- rather than many OK ones. Re-edits often promise more than they deliver to the listener. I still appreciate everything K&A do to promote the music I love.

  4. It couldve been real cool…like 15 yrs ago…..
    i heard there recent mix tape….of 101 records….it doesnt top of any Giles Peterson/Keb/Kenny Dope/…i mean lets be real…it wasnt something like ol snaps…where did that track came from??? Than again the mixing simply doesnt really top any turntablist….I mean the Beat Junkies killed this routine like how many times???? tooo much hype for a average mixtape…

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