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...  
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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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Konk West Interview LKW FOR URBNET MAGAZINE - October 2002

Why the move to Paris from Argentina and how has that affected your production?
The move, the move, the move… Hrmm... it's difficult, for a lot of good reasons… The economic situation was really bad in 1987-86. I mean there was no stability, and my family was looking for a brighter future…

At the same time, we (my family) were bored with Argentinean politics and economical methods… But also the Argentinean way of life was not corresponding a lot with our visions at that time.

We drove around South America, USA, and then one day we stopped in Paris…
The move has affected my production in everything. Maybe if I never left Argentina I would have never been a producer, but a simply ugly rock band drummer.

My first instrument were drums and percussions in general. Before producing house, I was playing with several funk and rock bands in Paris from 92 to 93-94… One day a friend show me how to mix, and offer me my first vinyl and techno CD's. It was in 1994 ( thanks Gabriel )…



What styles of Argentinean & Parisian music do you use to craft you deep funky tech-house?
Argentinean music does not really affect my music. I'm not a bad boy taking tango samples just to make money (you know who I'm talking about). It's more the power of Argentinean people and their crazy energy that affects me…

On Kuala Lumpur EP, I put vocals from my favourite Argentinean comic named "Jorge Corona". People, places, souvenirs from my life in Argentina affect me… But not really traditional music, like tango or cumbia…

My track's titles are affected to… Remember: "Gol de Boca"… Boca it's my favourite football/soccer team in Argentina.

French and especially Parisian sound is much more important for me now… Because I have learned how to build my music… It gives me new ideas and concepts…

Now I final have my own personal way of crafting my music. Big dance floor boosting effects, uplifting breaks and hip-hop vocals are some of my personal touches… It's a mix of what I am… An Argentinean guy with all his Latin energy lost in Europe!

I'm very affected by French music the culture but I'm not representative at all. I can't be considered a French or Argentinean artist… Here in Paris I'm a mutant.

I'm the only one to produce a lot of music for North American labels here in Paris. I have my style and the other DJ's are in familiar other genres like: deep and tech but it's not like how I envision my tracks to be composed.

I think there's no audience in Paris for my music. People prefer classy and chilled house with jazz elements, and I prefer big kicks with hip-hop vocals and electro synths.

There's no DJ's like me in Paris, that's why I'm very discreet here. I don't play every week and I'm not in Parisian mainstream. I don't really have a crew or my place in this scene, it's just because I'm different.

Maybe because of my Argentinean nature, I like the big sound; I love when people scream and shout! French DJ's love discretion and authenticity, I'm not really into that, for me my dance floor should be like an Argentinean football stadium… Total chaos!



With the success of all your signed tracks did that initiate the birth of the KW label?
Not at all. Firstly you need to know that my true patriotism comes first for Argentina.

In 1996, I was already thinking that my homeland artists were in a trap… Because of the distance and no underground record companies there to promote these artists on an international level.

Also, I listen to more than 20 projects from different artists, and if it's sounds big and has characteristics of quality but its also defined by the feeling, the ideas and also because these artists are friendly people.

Really these artists are special. There's a great energy… And at the same time they will put a kind of fresh kick into the international electronic scene…

That's why I'm working on this label, but be reassured I will continue to produce on several labels for future releases.



Which artists or remixers do you have in mind for future releases on both imprints of KW & KW2?
Artists like… Ciudad Feliz (Stickman, 2020 vision, Silvernetwork), Peligroso Bikini, Diego Ro-k (Ministry of Sound), Carlos Shaw, Dr Trincado, Canu, Capri, and many more…

For the remix part… My idea is simple… Argentinean anonymous artists remixed by big names like: David Duriez, Llorca, Alex Kidd, Stickmen, Roo, Mattlok, Les Diamantaires, Etienne de Crécy and Motorbass, Alex Gopher, Demon and DJ Corleone @ 20000st, Paranoid Jack, Bobby Peru, Jay tripwire, the entire Housemuziq collective and many, many more friends!

You know, connect my European and North American friends with these fresh new artists… It will be great…



Internationally what dance floors been hearing your music?
Currently my music is being played by a lot of great international DJ's, like Justin Robertson (UK), DJ Dan (USA), Tsuyoshi (Japan), Seb Fontaine (UK), and other big names that's why I can say that some floors have been hit but there's lots more to do to get my music out there for people to hear and play.

For myself I'm currently spinning in France but also the UK, Asia and lately in Malaysia, but I'd also like to visit more and more the USA and hopefuly Canada to spread my music for the masses.

Peace, Lucas Konk West.

Questions by Marc Lacasse for Jackhouse mag - Urbnet Group - http://www.urbnet.com

 
 
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