Drunken Kong "Chanted EP"
Welcome to our first artists from Tokyo: Drunken Kong. With their great releases on Christian Smith's label Tronic, D. Singh and DJ Kyoko had a regular place on Monika Kruse's stick and she was even happier when she received this demo EP from the duo. The big hype about this release began when Monika dropped the title track 'Chanted' in her boiler room set last summer and it became bigger and bigger since then.
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Biography Drunken Kong
Drunken Kong is the project of D. Singh and DJ Kyoko. In 2010, the two started their project when one day, they suddenly decided to make a track together. Since then Drunken Kong focuses on experimenting with different styles of techno. Both members, coming from different musical backgrounds, have put their minds and energy in creating uplifting music.
Since the first gig of Drunken Kong at the end of 2011, they have been constantly active in the Tokyo techno scene, playing regularly at major Tokyo clubs such as Womb, Ageha, and Air. From then on, they have also been expanding their gigs to other regions of Japan and Asia. The two have also played alongside internationally top techno artists such as Mauro Picotto, Speedy J, Gabriel Ananda, Gary Beck D-Nox and Beckers, Guy J, Axel Karakasis and D-Unity and more. They also started their own party “INTENTION” at WOMB, inviting new artists to Japan, such as Nathan Barato, Arjun Vagale and Jewel-Kid.
The two have successfully toured around Europe in the summer of 2015, attracting new fans with their unique sound and groove.
They have also released on major labels such as Christian Smith`s Tronic, Naples based Loose Records, Swiss based !Organism, Canada based Unity Records and Beat Therapy Records. The duo have also been active with domestic labels as well, releasing an EP from Shin Nishimura`s Plus Records and various tracks and remixes from Session Womb.
Their “To The Piece” EP from TRONIC hit No. 2 on Beatport Top Techno EP Sales Chart and has gained a lot of attention/support from international top artists and DJs such as Adam Beyer, Christian Smith, 2000 and one, Uto Karem, Filterheadz, Dosem, Wehba, just to name a few. It was also played on the famous Drumcode Radio Episdoe 264 by Adam Beyer.
The two have also created and released two sample packs aimed more for the production side from Waveform Recordings and Raw Loops. Their “Aggressive Techno” and “Afterhours Tech-house” sample pack hit the top 10 techno sample pack on Beatport Sounds.
D.Singh is a unique mix of Indian and Japanese. Studying in an audio engineering school in Los Angeles, he has primarily focused on making up- tempo music and started his DJ career when he moved back to Japan in 2008. Being influenced by the music culture of Japan, D. Singh created his solo project in 2009 named Noncitizen. Since then he had been playing at various parties in Tokyo and other parts of Japan. He successfully released his first track from D-Formation`s Beatfreak Recordings.
DJ Kyoko started her DJ career in 1995 playing reggae and then moved onto playing progressive house and techno. In 2001, she moved her career to becoming a trance DJ, which lead her successfully in the international scene, playing in various countries (US, Israel, China, Korea etc) and also giving her the opportunity to play in the Love Parade as the first female DJ.
While constantly loving and being inspired by the music, Drunken Kong continues to expand their possibilities while maintaining their quality work. With their powerful DJ styles and charisma, the two are able to constantly amuse the audience and keep the dance floor going while expanding their ideas and skills to the next level.