Following up from Januarys instalment with DJ Dez Andres and Eddie C, Saints Don't Sleep is back come March 28th with another very special lineup. Making the trip across the pond from Boston and NYC respectively, DJ Kon and Amir Abdullah will be making a very rare UK appearance performing together as the legendary KON & AMIR.
Kon & Amir are two of the most committed and respected crate diggers around. After meeting by chance in Biscuithead Records in Boston they immediately became friends and it seemed natural that a long lived collaboration would follow. Both fall into a very rare and diminishing bracket of devout vinyl collectors, dedicating their lives to unearthing musical treasures and keeping the original traditions of the DJ alive. Their acclaimed 'On Track' mix series pulls together a genuine wealth of funk, soul, jazz, disco, R&B, Latin, reggae, hip-hop and more. They followed this six part series up with their 'Off Track' series which was released through the revered BBE Records.
DJ Kon has been spinning records since 1985 and is commonly regarded as the best Disco/Funk/Soul/Boogie DJ around. His remixes and reworks of classic dance floor tracks led Giles Peterson to herald him 'edit/rework king of 2011'.
On top of digging crates far and wide and touring the world with Kon, Amir has pursued a fruitful career in label work. He has worked in A&R and management roles at Fat Beats, Rapster, !K7, ABB and Wax Poetics. One of his more recent projects saw Amir rerelease the whole catalogue of the highly desireable Detroit Jazz label Strata Records, on his own label, 180 Proof Records.
Also gracing the bill will be the increasingly celebrated Bristolian duo 'Pardon My French'. They will be making the journey from the West Country to spin their deep blend of House, Disco, Techno and Italo. As always The Menendez Brothers will be dropping party bangers in all shapes and sizes as will the ever dependable Alex Crescent. Last but certainly not least, Nite Sleaze will be spinning sleazy disco funk, hip-hop and boogie for your listening pleasure.
A very special guest will also be announced closer to the event so watch this space and see you on the dance floor!