Koen Galle aka DJ Kong runs the capital’s so-called ensemble parties and hosts a weekly radio show on FM Brussel. Together with DJ Gratts, he’s also behind new music discovery grail 22tracks.com. Despite a busy schedule he kindly agreed to record an exclusive mix just for us, and it’s made up of house vinyls only (except the Xosar track which is not pressed yet). “I’m searching all the time for new and old house music, going trough the digital crates of discogs and the real ones of Rush Hour, Music Mania and Red Light Records…and I’m a total mix freak, I love to analyse a good podcast to the bone, look up the track ID’s, understand the vibe in it,” says the man himself. Scroll down for the mix and interview.
When and where did you record the mix?
On a Saturday at noon in the studios of FM Brussel, overlooking the weekly market at Place Flagey.
Can you tell us about the exclusive track?
Xosar‘s Paranormal Detective is a release coming up on ensemble, a label/party/radioshow by DJ Gratts and myself. Xosar was one of our guests at the ensemble party in December 2012; she’s an American producer currently living in The Hague. Xosar’s productions (previously released on L.I.E.S. and Rush Hour) are dark, rough and melodic; very analogue-driven. The visual for this mix is an interpretation of our ensemble logo by Xosar.
What’s your favourite track on it and why?
Right now it’s the Chateau Flight remix of the Brandy track. I first heard it on a compilation by DJ Cosmo, a CD that I used to play a lot on my discman while studying in Barcelona. I recently rediscovered it and immediately bought the vinyl, it’s such a strong piece of music. And it brings back a lot of good memories.
What have you got coming up in the next few weeks?
The release party of our very first ensemble vinyl record on 22 November at Recyclart. We’re co-organising it with the guys from Deep in House, a group of friends with great taste in house music. Our guests will be DJ October (UK) and of course Xosar doing a live set. We’ll be selling the vinyl record there as well.
1. Bobby Konders – The Poem
2. Kid Sublime – The World Tour
3. Beato – Untitled (A2)
4. Adalberto – Let Love Come Home
5. Innershades – The Future
6. Gerd – Palm Leaves (Mr Fingers Afropsychojungledub mix)
7. Brandy – The Ritual (Chateau Flight remix)
8. CF Funk – Ghetto Groove (Club mix)
9. Voices – Voices in my Mind
10. Brawther – Don’t Go
11. Proffessor Traxx – The Move Traxx
12. Xosar – Paranormal Detective (ens001 – unreleased)
13. Jark Prongo – Spadet
14. Hanna – Roses On The Wall
15. Z-Factor – I AM The Dj f/ Jesse Saunders (Jazzy mix)http://www.facebook.com/kong.dj