Konk West headquarters! Welcome to the official Lucas Konk West website. House music Dj, Producer, Owner and Manager of the KW Music Group ( KW Records, KW2 records, PIP Music, Konk West Music ). Lucas has been producing dancefloor oriented music ( House music, Progressive House, Tech-House music ) since 1994. He released records on renowned labels such as : Stickman Records, Aquarius Recordings, KW2 Records, PIP Music, Presslab Records, Slush Recordings, Four01 Recordings, Solid Disques, Le Chic Records, Grape Records, S-sens Records, just to name a few... KW Music Group, KW Records, KW2 Records, PIP Music, Konk West Music.  The official KW Records - KW2 Records - PIP Music website. KW Electronic Music Holding. Electronic Music djs & Producers. Lucas Konk West, Ciudad Feliz, Bad dudes, The Smoking Kills, Alex Plastik, Pez & Plastik, Dj Corleone, and many more. PIP Music / Progressive in Paris Music - PIP Music the very first Progressive House music label from Paris, France. Progressive House made in Paris, by the best dj's and producers from Paris first, and from around the world. Featuring the following dj's and producers : Lucas Konk West, Alex Plastik, Dj Corleone, Nacho Casco, Ariel Lanfrit, Daro Seeds, Paranoid Jack, Dj Ceratti and many more...  
Konk West Dj, Producer, Remixer, Label Owner
Konk West headquarters! Welcome to the official Lucas Konk West website. House music Dj, Producer, Owner and Manager of the KW Music Group ( KW Records, KW2 records, PIP Music, Konk West Music ). Lucas has been producing dancefloor oriented music ( House music, Progressive House, Tech-House music ) since 1994. He released records on renowned labels such as : Stickman Records, Aquarius Recordings, KW2 Records, PIP Music, Presslab Records, Slush Recordings, Four01 Recordings, Solid Disques, Le Chic Records, Grape Records, S-sens Records, just to name a few... Konk West headquarters! Welcome to the official Lucas Konk West website. House music Dj, Producer, Owner and Manager of the KW Music Group ( KW Records, KW2 records, PIP Music, Konk West Music ). Lucas has been producing dancefloor oriented music ( House music, Progressive House, Tech-House music ) since 1994. He released records on renowned labels such as : Stickman Records, Aquarius Recordings, KW2 Records, PIP Music, Presslab Records, Slush Recordings, Four01 Recordings, Solid Disques, Le Chic Records, Grape Records, S-sens Records, just to name a few...
 


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Reviews from Lucas Konk West....

FEEDBACKS - Premier Cru / Grape Records New Release
- Nico De ceglia (AKA/The End, Turnmills, Key - London)
'The Lucas Konk West mix is the one for me Ill play it out. Im also reviewing it for the July issue of Discoid mag'. Favourite Track / Mix: 2. Lucas Konk West Remix

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Mark Foster / Trophy Twins (BBC Radio One / Kissdafunk / Judgement Sundays / Dusted - Guest all over) 'nice stripped back beats'

PRESS RELEASE - Premier Cru / Grape Records New Release
Grape Records announces the launch of its first sub division: PREMIER CRU.
Nicolas Bulostin – There’s Nothing Better Than Sex –
Cat Ref PRMC 001.
1/ Original Mix
2/ Lucas Konk West Rmx.
Release date: July 2006.

As you’ve had the opportunity to discover GRAPE over the last three years, you know that our music has a funk/soul/disco/Motown flavour. As our horizons are limitless, we’re launching PREMIER CRU to expand the label to tougher, edgier sounding productions.

Overview:
A seductive pleasure trip aimed at creating sensual moments on dancefloors all over the world, There’s Nothing Better Than Sex bursts into action on a global scale this summer as the very latest labour of love from the passionate Parisian-born, London-based producer Nicolas Bulostin. With scores of acclaimed productions and a well-established label (Grape Records) already under his belt, this is the first single to be unleashed on his exciting new imprint, Premier Cru, and only the second to utilise his own vocals.

On the Original Mix Nicolas combines a slick electro-funk groove with tough beats, a synthesised bubbling bassline, hypnotic patterns of lush pads & harmonious key stabs with a building mantra: There’s Nothing Better Than Sex! Complete with hot builds and steamy breakdowns this mix with additional production by Johnny Primed creates a frenzy of sexual energy!

For the remix, Nicolas has drawn on the invigorating studio skills of a Buenos Aires-born, Miami-based DJ/producer, who also shares a French connection – Lucas Konk West. Here, Lucas strips down the arrangement, pumps up the dirt and filters the filth with a dynamic analogue-sounding bassline and complementary kick drum to deliver an addictive 4/4 adventure.

PRESS REVIEW - Dj Hatiras review - The Marlon Jacksons : Steal Your Bike ( Konk West Remix )
“Steal your bike” begins with a weird sample and it has a guy saying how much he hates this friend of his because his friend stole his girlfriend. The song is still more Chicago house oriented with a slight electro feel. The bass line is very solid and percussion driven. The vocalist goes on about how he wants to steal his friend’s bike for stealing his girlfriend. This song tends to show a side of Hatiras’s deejay sets that most have not recognized - he likes house tunes that are not complex but he likes crazy vocals, usually with swear words or ones talking about crazy things that happen.
Invi Mix ( Zine / USA )

FEEDBACK - Lucas Konk West "Like this ep" - January 2003
Great beat, 80's pump up and groovy melo with lovely chords. Lucas, you make me dance.
Nicolas Bulostin ( Grappe Records / UK )

PRESS REVIEW - KW Music Group - January 2004
‘KW RECORDS’ = NEW ARGENTINEAN AVENUE!
"Your label is the b*llocks man! God I f**king love house music! Lovin' these two releases! Gonna be massive for me : Pez & Plastik! Excellent! Thank you! Keep 'em comin'," was the ecstatic response by Steve Lawler (Global Underground - Nubreed/UK) to KW Records new releases. KW is the first Argentinean label created by Lucas Konk West and Ciudad Feliz, with a goal to be the best media for Argentinean electronic artists, via some damn fresh labels! There’s KW Records for deep, house, and chill productions; then KW2 Records for techno, tech house and dance floor sounds. These labels will feature the best DJs and producers from Argentina, and indeed the world. These include Ciudad Feliz, Diego Ro-k, Dr Trincado, Konk West, Canu and many more. “Enjoy!” say the label!
Sweet Lisa Loco ( Xpander - Musicgel.co.uk / UK )

FEEDBACK - KW fresh releases - October 2003
Medhispoz - Underground Vibe rmx is going down really well.
Cheers Rob Mello.
Rob Mello ( International dj / USA )

FEEDBACK - KW fresh releases - October 2003
KW1003 - One of the strongest releases i've heard so far from the KW stable....
Charted #5 - Note 8 / 10
KW2003 - Great production on this driving track...
"Like this" is a beauty and well does the damage!!!
Charted #11 - Note 7 / 10
Murray Richardson ( 2020 Vision - Low Pressings / UK-ES )

FEEDBACK - KW fresh releases - October 2003
God I fucking love house music!!! Lovin these two releases!
Gonna be massive for me - Pez & Plastik!
Excellent! Thank you!
Regards.
Steve Lawler ( Nubreed - Global Underground / UK )

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PRESS REVIEW - Like this ep - October 2003
KONK WEST ‘Like This EP’ (KW2 Records 03 / Topplers) ** (tech-house)
Konk West de retour pour une tech-house toujours aussi entraînante. ‘Like This’ (124,5) est efficace dans un style assez ibérique avec une grosse basse et de bonnes percus. Tout aussi hypnotique que dynamique! En B, on hausse le ton avec ‘What’s’ (134), tech-house enlevée avec un vocal décalé assez surprenant. Le dancefloor en redemande
Only For dj’s - L.Rambaud ( Magazine / FR )

PRESS REVIEW - Dance ep - October 2003
PEZ & PLASTIK ‘Dance EP’ (KW Records 03 / Topplers) *** (house)
Produit par Lucas Konk West, ce ‘Dance’ s’appuie sur une basse bien posée et rentre-dedans ainsi qu’une ligne de percus alléchante. House bien péchue (126) avec de bons breaks. Mais je préfère la face B et ‘Don’t Dance’ (126) encore plus underground avec une ambiance plus darky et une capacité à remuer la piste plus que satisfaisante !
Only For dj’s - L.Rambaud ( Magazine / FR )

FEEDBACK - Paranoid Jack & KW Music - October 2003
KW1003 - “Dance” is an awesome electro-tinged track that will work well in both tech-house or progressive sets. Some great pad action in the break nicely offsets the dirty bassline to make for an interesting journey throughout. This one will get lots of play from me in the coming months.
KW2003 - Lucas does it again with 2 excellent dirty house tracks with a raw hip hop attitude. “Like This” is a slow burning techy affair that just builds and builds into an irresistible robotic groove, while “What’s” is prime-time big room action in KW’s trademark pumping style. Both sides will get play in different venues making this an excellent and versatile package.
Paranoid Jack ( Stickman - Zen Recordings / CA )

REVIEW - S-Sens prj03 Konk West rmx - September 2003
The new France import from Medhispoz

boasts a true old school approach to house. Heavy guitar strumming and church organs glisten the track with a heavenly feel. Closely compared to a C&C type tune vs. an old school Chicago track. Lucas Konk West jumps on board with his 'Underground Vibe' mix and jacks it up with a New Order styled beat structure and progresses to open up with a more party tech blend. With stabs of 'house music' intertwined in the mix with the harsh crash of his cymbals and whirls of reversed growls they swirl down into a sporatic funky breaks loop mid way through the track. Not the usual groove Lucas follows but it's nice to here a change on the remix
tip knowing that his energy is not lost to further his sound on each release.
Urbnet Magazine ( Electronic & Dance Music mag / CA )

PRESS REVIEW - America is under attack - April 2003
A huge record with a tough funky breaks cut and a massive tek-house stormer on the flip. Featured by JOHN DIGWEED on Kiss FM.
Rythm & Sound Australia

THE FINAL REVIEW - Urbnet Magazine / Marc Lacasse - May 2003
KW Music's Sampler 2003 - KW Music Group
Argentinean Lucas "Konk West" Bailach and his consortium have stepped up to new heights this year along with a slew of credits from being on a DJ Dan compilation to having music played on Queer as Folk and world wide chart and dance floor success.
The spring sampler hosts some of KW best artists, Ciudad Feliz (originally Julian Sanza in 1996 and now joined by Ariel Lanfrit, Lucciano Siclari, Juan Martinez and Fernando Pulichino) on Cosmopolita. A swift moving and ever changing melodic dance track. Bad Dudes is pure ‘shameless’ as put by Lucas and his partner Julian. As seen and heard by many, ya you’ve seen them, the Bang Bus video clips he samples some of the debauchery that came from the beginning of two guys, a camera and a ‘fucking’ big bus. Tribal styles float over a harder edged late night groove, pure party action! Continuing with the highly acclaimed and well sold Batofar EP single Roberto Plays. Pumping synth stabs caress a host of sweeps and well programmed drums for a smooth ride. Ciudad returns solo on Spiders. A darker sound emerges from the usual deep house sound and into what could be described as a ‘nightmare’ in action. With all these available on 12” single with a host of remixes and dub/beats mixes it’s something not to pass up.
Marc Lacasse | Urbnet Magazine

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PRESS REVIEW - Jon Freer - May 2003
Bad Dudes - Bad Dudes EP (KW Records)
Cat No: KW 1002. Out now. This has something to do with a bizarre journey on a bus, but any road, the concept is secondary, with tracks like these. "Bad Dudes In The Bang Bus" takes restrained glam disco strings, a dirtied bass groove, explicit excitable vocals and ruffened congaing beats to produce a sure-fire dancefloor hit. The Dub is a little more polite, as the objectionable vocals are cut beyond comprehension, and the switches to swirling synth sways, cool groove keys and elaborate strings.
Jon Freer | Indp journalist

PRESS REVIEW - America is under attack - April 2003
Lucas Konk West is a new comer to New York City based Red Menace label. He's already produced for labels such as Stickman, Aquarius, Solid (Etienne de Crécy & Alex Gopher's label), Brique Rouge & Stay True. He also runs his own labels KW (House) & KW2 Records (Techno). This latest single is quality, with a stomping, filtered disco tinged stormer as the original and a funky nu-skool stepper (ala Kingsize, Meat Katie) on the flip.

PRESS REVIEW - America is under attack - April 2003
KONK WEST - America Under Attack – Red Menace Records. From Argentina via France, Konk West go to town in their trademark tribal/tech house sound. In its original version, its great building tribal groove reaches its peak on the dancefloor – the beats, twisted bassline and sound effects create true energy. Ciudad Feliz remixes it into hedonist’s heaven and finally JonH and Raskal provide a Re-beat marrying house with breaks.
Mark Moore for blues & soul issue 889 - MM 4/5

FEEDBACK FORM - America is under attack - March 2003
DJ Name = Greg Vickers ( Tribal Gathering )
Artist = Konk West
Title = America is under attack
Mixes = A1
Personal Reaction = 8
Audience Reaction = 7
Comments = Another Red Menace beat!
Taken from Red Menace Records Feedback forms

FEEDBACK FORM - America is under attack - March 2003
DJ Name = Lee Burridge
Artist = Konk West
Title = America is under attack
Mixes =A1
Personal Reaction = 7
Audience Reaction = 7
Comments = Kick ass!!
Taken from Red Menace Records Feedback forms

COMMENT - Batofar ep - March 2003
A random French dude makes a solid attempt at an Underworld record. My cigarette has become unsmokeable from being planted between my lips for too long. I throw it to the ground.

Ben Korbel - 3D World Australia

FEEDBACK FORM - America is under attack - March 2003
DJ Name = Mark Brown mync project
Venues = Redroom sessions type @ Cross
Artist = Konk West
Title = America is under attack
Label = Red Menace Records
Mixes = Original
Personal Reaction =8
Audience Reaction =7
Comments = Quality house music with a different edge. In my box

Taken from Red Menace Records Feedback forms

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MAGAZINE - South beach - February 2003
Maxi 2 titres signé sur le label canadien Aquarius / Stickman. "South Beach" dégage une house hypnotique et entêtante avec un beat lourd (124) et des nappes pesantes. Quelle puissance! Idéal pour mettre le dancefloor hors de lui. En B, Lucas Bailach ‘Konk West’ s’associe à Julian Sanza pour ‘Steps’, track deep house (120) aux nappes suaves et à la basse funky. Excellent!!

Only For DJ'S #77 - Ludovic Rambaud - http://www.onlyfordj.fr

MAGAZINE - America is under attack / RMR18 - February 2003
Lucas Konkwest signe ce titre sur le prestigieux label New Yorkais Red Menace. L’original laisse apparaître une tribal Tech des plus puissantes (127,5) avec une basse bien ronde et des effets clubs imparables. Ce titre est une pure menace pour le dancefloor! En A2, le mix des Ciudad Feliz se veut encore plus tribal et funky. En B, JonH et Raskal du label Red Menace reliftent le titre en broken House (129,5) surpuissante. Très bon maxi !

Only For DJ'S #77 - Ludovic Rambaud - http://www.onlyfordj.fr

REVIEW - Batofar ep - December 2002
Batofar is what you’d expect to hear at a huge party of well-mannered crazy souls. Something out of a Chemical Brothers video but with soul and meaning to it which may have been injected by Ciudad Feliz. The weird mind inducing synth stabs whirl about a fat heavy kick creating an illusion for the ‘rock’ esque wailing guitars. The intense drum track ‘Roberto Plays’ eases up but still stirs the senses with floaty pads and a quick bouncy strut in your step when your grooving on the dance floor. On each side as well are quick samples that work well for DJ tools from each track here. Watch for the next release to be on Red Menace titled "America's under attack"!
http://www.urbnet.com/Jackhouse

REVIEW - Batofar ep - December 2002
Lucas Konk West - Batofar EP (KW2 Records) - Cat No: KW2001. Out Now. Lucas launched his KW2 label with an excellent three tracker from Ciudad Feliz, and he follows it up with two slices of tech edged solid House grooves. "Batofar" sees punchy beats, a perturbing synth and scared sirens hold back, while an exhibitionary electric guitar shows its skills atop. "Roberto Plays" is an entrancing synth addled ride, with pummelling percussion, swooping wind FX and powerful stabs.

Jon Freer ( UK ) | Itnl journalist - Selecta, XLR8, Feedback mag, Inner Groove...

REVIEW - Batofar ep - December 2002
After the great Cosmopolita EP we have received another promo record from KW Records, well to be exact it is a KW2 Production. Let me explain, KW2 is a child label of KW Records dedicated to “stronger” house music. Lucas “Konk West” is the founder of KW and KW2 Records and who else can represent the route which will be taken with those two labels in the future better than him self. After his productions on Stickman, Four01, Solid etc he is back with Batofar EP a dangerous vinyl full of electronic sounds and DJ tools. Batofar is the title of the first track, an exceptional electronic funky house tune. David Duriez said that “Batofar is an U.F.O.” and I can just agree with him. It takes you high in the electronic heaven just to bring you back to earth. On side A you will also find two DJ tools, to be precise two heavily filtered voices (A2 and A3) which can be used to make you followers scream… or just as a good sample to start you set with. On side B there is “Roberto plays” a hard house track for the party DJs which ads a bit of flavor to this EP, so it can be used in many different music situations and by many DJs. The last peace of music on the EP is another DJ tool, this time a collection of beats, snares, hats and effects which is basically a song… well almost. To sum up I would like to say that this EP is a must for serious house DJs and KW Records is going in the right direction, so keep an eye on them and “compre musica Argentina”.

Discotribe.net - Tomas Inny

REVIEW - Danfunk reviews / Batofar ep - December 2002
Starting off with a tribal house groove, the first track on this ep moves into an electronic filtered jam that would be perfect for prime-time main-floor big clubbin' style. A melody that is reminicent of older Underworld stuff. Not bad. Flip for a hard-hitting grungy floor banger with synths that sound like an Italian techno producer but a kick and a bassline that would, again, be at home on a big system freakin' the crowd like mad. Slight progressive feel that works for this cut.

Danfunk / Takeout Music ( Reviews & contests ) - By Scottie B

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REVIEW - Cocobanana na naananana! - December 2002
Cocobanana es un nombre nuevo dentro de la escena internacional y es nada más y nada menos que el interesantísimo proyecto formado por Fernando de Ciudad Feliz (aka Peligroso Bikini), Lucas Konk West, dj Stofkry y Charlie O' (más conocidos como Les Diamantaires) y Etienne de Crécy.
Conociendo la trayectoria de los miembros de este súper combo el éxito está asegurado, al menos eso deben haber pensado en el reconocido sello Solid que editó a través de Poumtchak el primer experimento de Cocobanana. El lado A de este disco presenta "Wandinimah" un funky house con vocals reggae y un bajo en la tradición de Ciudad Feliz, que encuentra su espíritu en el funk de los 70's pero actitud parisina '02.
En el lado B, "International Dub Injection" muestra ese ragga house que se ha apoderado de las pistas de todo el mundo y tiene su traducción masiva en grupos como Groove Armada y Basement Jaxx, pero con acento francés. A pocos días de su edición, ya se ha transformado en un favorito de djs como el italiano Claudio Cocoluto, entre otros. Roll it & light it &.... listen it!

Buenos Aliens - Shop / Magazine

REVIEW - Batofar ep - December 2002
Otra novedad exclusiva que llega desde tierras galas es Batofar EP, primer lanzamiento de KW2 Records, el sub sello de Konk West especialiazado en "techno, techouse y dancefloor sound". Aunque este disco suena más cercano al house con típico sabor francés con mucho groove, una pátina tech, sintetizadores alocados y destino de top. Lucas además de productor es dj y eso se nota, buen conocedor del trabajo en la cabina en este maxi, que ya agotó su primer tirada, incluyó además de Batofar y Roberto Plays dos pistas con loops.
Justamente Roberto Plays es el track con el que logró colarse en los rankings de toda Europa y en el bag de djs de todo el mundo, como John Acquaviva. Sin dudas el sello creado por el argentino en Francia despierta todas las expectativas para sus próximos lanzamientos.
Buenos Aliens - Online magazine & Shop

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REVIEW - Batofar ep - November 2002
KONK WEST - BATOFAR (KW2 Records) 12 - 53671
After releases on blockbuster labels such as Stickman and Aquarius. Konk West is back with a powerful ep of funktified house. Three full on Stickman styled filtered tracks with additional production coming from Silver Network's Ciudad Feliz, who adds a nice touch of deepness to these cuts. Also include are 3 dj tools to really work big room dancefloors.

JoyRide

REVIEW - Cocobanana - November 2002
Poumtchak je Cocobanana
- V pátek 15. listopadu se v obchodech objeví první singl sdružení Cocobanana, které tvorí Stofkry & Charlie O z Les Diamantaires, Konk West a Peligrosso Bikini. Ne nadarmo se už dnes hovorí o tom, že singl bude velkým hitem. Skladbu Internation Dub Injection produkovali Les Diamantaires a má natolik chytlavou basovou reggae linku, která jakoby z oka vypadla projektum Basement Jaxx nebo Groove Armada. Zbývá jen dodat, že Poumtchak je sublabel Disque Solid a pred nedávnem na nem své album vydal Alex Gopher & Demon coby WUZ.
http://www.frenchconnection.cz

REVIEW - Batofar ep - November 2002
After gaining respect with releases on Stickman, Aquarius etc... Producer Konk West teams up with argentina's excellent Ciudad Feliz ( Silver, Aquarius) for a dancefloor friendly 3 tracker of driving, twisted deep and tech house.
Word & Sound review

BUZZ 2 BUZZ - Cocobana attacks Italia - November 2002
Cocobanana project ( Etienne de Crécy, Les Diamantaires and LKW ) is pumping! The maxi has just been playlisted on Radio Italia Network ( Face A & B ), R.I.N is the equivalent of BBC Radio One ( Uk ) for Italian people. + Claudio Coccoluto, THE Italian most respected dj is also playin' it on the radio and clubs!
Alex Benedetti ( R.I.N ) - Topplers Fr - www.konkwest.com

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REVIEW - LKW "Batofar ep " - November 2002
Après ses productions sur les labels Stickman, Four01, Solid... Konk West est de retour avec ce sublime Ep. Sur la Face A : Le titre Batofar, assez calme et doux dans la construction sur de longs samples de guitares et bruits éléctro, vraiment transportant! Mais la ou je voudrais apporter votre attention c'est sur le magnifique titre en Face B : Roberto Plays qui est une pure merveille House tekhouse accompagné sur ses grosses contrebasses et sa petite ligne de percu de fond trop tranquille ! Je vous le conseille vraiment c'est un pur bonheur ! Prochainement dans ma playlist. A noter pour les dj's, un Dj tool sur chaque face.

Kenny Dits ( Fr ) - http://www.clubxtrem.net

BUZZ 2 BUZZ - Cocabanana "Wandinimah ep" - November 2002
***HUGE REGGAE HOUSE TYPE TUNE BUZZING EVERYWHERE***

Produced by the Diamantaires & Konk West. Specialists say that ragga house is something for this winter... Experienced label Poumtchak takes this opportunity to present a massive basement Jaxx-Groove Armada-style track-Will have a mega impact on to the dancefloor....

MAGAZINE - Only For DJ'S #77 - October 2002
Konk West "Batofar ep" - Du gros son pour cet EP sorti sur KW2 par Lucas Konk West en personne. Un son Tech-House (123,5) entrecoupé de breaks pour faire monter la pression. Une pression constante assurée par une nappe électro et une base house à la force tranquille. Maxi 3 titres avec une tech-house plus filtrée pour le 2ème track "Roberto Plays". Efficace.
Only For DJ'S #77 - Ludovic Rambaud - http://www.onlyfordj.fr

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BUZZ 2 BUZZ - Cocobana attacks Italia - November 2002
Poumtchak#12 - Full rotation on Italian Network! + played by Claudio Cocolutto!!!

PRESS - Roundtrip cd1 details - October 2002
Disc One touches upon the sounds which DJ DAN has always incorporated into his sets and what lead to the inception of what is known as the signature West Coast house sound, which he was a part of in founding, while part of San Francisco’s Funky Tekno Tribe DJ collective in the early 90s. These are straight-up funk-a-fied, disco-laden, chunky beat ass-shakin’ grooves. There are some which have a slight dark feel to them, such as Jay-J and Chris Lum, “Freaks Like Us,” with a deep moody bass line and monstrous “you can’t freak like us, nobody freak like us” vocal snippet. Many of the tracks on this disc are unreleased thus far, but will be released towards the end of this year on DJ DAN’s own label, In Stereo Recordings. This includes the disco-funk organ swirling sampled track “Drama” by the Banji Boys, in which DAN throws in a sample of a “car horn driving by” over the beats, best described as metal clanking sounds similar to a “train riding over a track.” Other future releases include John H and Rascal, “Afro’s Revenge” and Full Tilt, “High Drama” both putting forth a repetitive funky looping of the organ samples with beats full of hand-claps and punchy bass line kicks, destined to earn title of “dancefloor” stompers. Konk West “Portobello Swing” is a top-notch energetic inclusion with its stuttering organ riffs, filters and chopped up vocal snippets reminiscent of those heard in Wildchild “Renegade Master.” DJ DAN rounds out this disc with three tracks by French producer, Laurent Wolf who you could easily mistake as being from the West Coast by the sound of his creations. Surprisingly, Laurent hails from France, which goes to show how the West Coast house style has had an impact internationally. Laurent’s “Hear A Friend” is a standout with Plastikman “Spastic” rolling drums thrown in, alongside sounds reminiscent of DJ Sneak and Todd Terry productions. If you liked the beats of DAN’s widely acclaimed productions “That Zipper Track” and Electroliners “Loose Caboose,” then you’ll really enjoy the sounds of Disc One.

Progressive-sounds.com

MAGAZINE - LKW's "And now... Bass" bootleg - October 2002
Who's behind the rare bootleg - This is 3 weeks, all the selectors are looking for a rare bootleg, played by most of the N.Y.C dj's and clubs. We catch it! Who is under this superb bootleg finally? It's Dj Jeremy - "Tribal Mixx" - featuring the famous Lucas Konk West's "And now... Bass" + Aretha Franklin "Deeper love" ( first cut ) and it also includes ( second cut ) Lucas Konk West's "And now... Bass" + Madonna's "Deeper and deeper" samples. Try to find it now!

Breathe # 42 / USA

PRESS - "DJ Dan puts the record back on!" - July 2002
Beginning as Los Angeles' top techno DJ in the early 90's, DJ Dan went on to reinvented new sounds that went from breakbeat to hard funky techno. He has released numerous highly celebrated singles and popular CD's throughout his career. 'Needle Damage' and 'Put That Record Back On' are among his most popular singles, hammered by guys like Carl Cox and Danny Howells, to name but a few. Music nowadays is hard to categorize than it's ever been and so is Dan's style. He spins his relentless, pumping house at his recidencies at Centro-Fly in NYC and Buzz in DC. Latest news is that DJ Dan is preparing a new mix CD at this moment. Lucas Konk West's 'Portobello's Swing' ( Mattlock and Roo re-edit mix ) is one of the tracks you'll find on his new album. Besides that, Dan has also a few Area2 festival dates to be done in Seattle, Chicago, L.A and San Fransisco this month. Last year, we did an interview with this most beloved American DJ. Click on the link below to read the interview. DJ Dan is ready to put that record back on!!! ( 15/07/02 ).
http://www.xpander.nl

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REVIEW - Konk West "Portobellos' Swing" - June 2002
Portobello's Swing ( Mattlok & Roo's MoFu Re-Edit ), Portobello's Swing ( Lucas's Crazee Original Mix ), Portobello's Swing ( Mattlok's Tribal Beatings-Purple Room Style ). A side mix starts of with rolling bass tweaked just enough for dance floor
satisfaction, wicked stuttering organs, flamboyant filters and WILDCHILD
'Renegade Master'-like chant line, B side 1st mix has a chunked up disko
house approach and on the 2nd B side mix Mattlok turns up the percussion
for a tribal groove that would satisfy any hungry jungle tribe. Great dancefloor maxi, Konk West rocks da house! FOUR01 RECORDINGS - USA - 12D - F 007

REVIEW - CF & Konk West "Peligroso bikini ep" - April 2002
Ciudad Feliz vs. Konk West :.

Peligroso Bikini Ep - Stickman - [ ] :.
Exoticats pumps along a driving thumping hard track. Perfect for transitions and riding a great track or even an accepella. Cash drums up a swift tribalesque funky party atmosphere house track. The big sound of sweeps and panning beats join with a powerful vocal that seems to invoke shared union between the throbbing baseline and the rhythms. Great way to get the crowd hyped for the next energetic melody.www.stickmanrecords.com
http://www.urbnet.com/Jackhouse

REVIEW - Konk West "And now... bass" - October 2001
Four 01
returns to the decks with this quality four tracker. Side A starts out with a tribal tech affair ready to be rocked on dance floors across the globe. Next we have a funkier driving mix perfect to fit in between DJ Dan's Get up and Simon's free at last. Flip it for two dope mixes one from Roo that funks it up with some 80's flava and a darker mix from Matlok. Nice!!!!!!!
http://www.funktone.com

REVIEW - Konk West "And now... bass" - October 2001
House by Konk West "And Now" Four01 (Canada), released Sep 24 2001. Konk West offer up 3 hot versions of And Now which is a pumping tribal house track with lots of percussion over a solid house beat and melody. Also included is Gol De Boca which is a driving, uptempo loop & beat track that should work the dancefloor really well.
http://www.homebass.ca

REVIEW - Konk West "And now... bass" - September 2001
This forth release for Mattlok and crew at Four 01 has proved to be a lucrative adventure into the Canadian house market. On board for this single is Lucas KW. Emerging here with his straight up hard pounding tribal beats and almost tech-house atmosphere on And Now…. The second cut slips into some more funky heavy syncopated shuffling rhythms, which transform the track from uplifting to down right slamming party tune. The flipside features Andrew ‘Roo’ Greville in an amazing remix of the title track. The hypnotic waves of synth lines form a filtered funk swirl and create a buzz during the break to get your ass where it belongs. On the dance floor! Mattlok puts on the final touches by making a relentless repetitive beat and tribal drums meshing with deep eerie breathes in a solid and well-produced mix.
http://www.urbnet.com/Jackhouse

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PRESS - "Chic party, une nuit en enfer! - Fevrier 2001
Vendredi 26 Janvier 2001, l'équipe de TRAX-UP investit l'ENFER, mythique club sous-terrain de Montparnasse, dont la réputation n'est plus à faire, invités par CHIC Productions. Organisateurs des soirées du même nom, et également (eh oui !) des soirées REVIVAL Palace, toujours à l'ENFER, dont l'objectif est de redonner une seconde (?) vie au feu PALACE, tant par l'ambiance, que par la programmation musicale. Ce soir là, CHIC Prods reçoit LE CHIC Records, à l'occasion de la sortie de leur nouveau maxi "Stop, look,listen", après le maxi remarqué de KONK WEST, artiste notamment présent sur la compilation EXTRAXION éditée par TRAX-UP, l'année dernière. Nous n'avons pas résisté et vous offrons l'intégralité du live de Lucas B, alias KONK WEST, en direct des entrailles de l'ENFER.
Webmag N°2 / Trax-up

PRESS - "Chic party / Konk West presentation" - January 2001
Fondateur du collectif qui porte son nom de scène " Konk West ", a longtemps mixé, mais il s'est aussi tourné vers la production. Il consacre une partie de son temps à son entreprise basée à Kuala Lumpur qui contribue au développement de la scène locale. Aujourd'hui, la scène le passionne et c'est tout naturellement que son live cartonne! Producteur talentueux du collectif Konk West prods, au sein duquel il enchaîne house et breakbeat efficace, il jongle avec production de qualité depuis 5 ans. En 1995 en tant que dj, ils a commencé par faire des soirées avec les dj Mael & Lestat. Tout ça dans un style plutôt acid & progressive, puis il s'est tournés vers la house et le breakbeat ...
Chic + Vegas 2002

REVIEW - Konk west "The Kuala Lumpur Ep" - December 2000
" The Kuala Lumpur ep " : 4 titres hardhouse à l'efficacité redoutable. Attention Dj, c'est le feu sur tes platines!
Pierre Olivier Vergnot / Open Sound

PRESS - "Showcase Trax up - Extraxion Fnac tour" - March 2001
" Après l'autoproduction, le label management, et le mix, Konk West investit la scène du live. Jouant un son aux influences house et hardhouse, il privilégie l'efficacité et la sensation. Ses origines latino-américaines (Argentin) amènent à sa musique vérité et sensibilité, qui appuient le sentiment de puissance de ses productions. Après son maxi explosif sur LE CHIC records avec qui il a signé, le live à l'ENFER, et une tournée en Asie, KONK WEST est en train d'entrer chez les grands... "
A.A & Y.F/ Communiqué de presse FNAC

PRESS - Konk West "The Kuala Lumpur Ep" - March 2001
Conquest je dle anglickeho slovniku "vyboj, dobyti uzemi" a jiste neni nahoda, ze foneticky preklad tohoto slova zni konkwest. Konk West je pomerne znamy a uznavany "breakbeatohousovy" label. Konk West je ovsem take producent a hudebnik, ktery je mimochodem majitelem jiz zminovaneho vydavatelstvi. Proto se neni cemu divit, kdyz Konk West dobyl koncem lonskeho roku francouzsky label s ponekud kurecim nazvem le Chic records se svym EP The Kuala Lumpur. A o co vlastne jde? O ctyri skladby hodne podobneho razeni s trosku agresivnim az vybojnym obsahem. Hned v A1 s nazvem KL Is Hollywood to Konk vzal pekne od podlahy. Na house pomerne rychle tempo a hutne beaty, doplnene snad jeste hutnejsi, basou pekne slapou od zacatku do konce. K tomu vsemu do smycky chyceny zensky vokal a scratche v kratkych najezdech. To vse dava dohromady pekne tanecni kousek. A2 pojmenovana trefne Kosmos 1999 zni opravdu trosku jako z jineho sveta. Nekolik filtry vylepsenych elektrickych kytar hraje po celou dobu, ale jemne, jen tak do pohody. Opravdu vydareny deep house. V B1 alias Julian's Bar si Konk zatleska a pronese kratky pripitek ve spanelstine a hned nas zavali zaplavou filtru, ktere se hrnou vys a vys, ale jinak to neni nic moc. Simply Hardhouse cili B2 uz vlastne vse prozrazuje svym nazvem. Hned od zacatku jde o pekne ostrou skoro az palivou skladbu s misty zdvojenymi beaty, ktere jen pridavaji na rychlosti. Zbyvajicim korenim jsou jak jinak filtry a spetka delay. Chutna to opravdu dobre, ostatne jako cela deska.
http://www.frenchconnection.cz

 
 
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