KING KONG (PT)
King Kong is a 20 year-old Lisbon based producer. He started liking electronic music mainly because of his older brother’s influence, who showed him lots of different tracks and styles that influenced him and led him to download the demo for Virtual DJ. He started by learning basic things like blending two tracks, but he came to the conclusion that he also wanted to do something new to add to his mixes. In 2009 he finds the DAW called FL Studio and starts by learning to work with the program through tutorials on Youtube and with the help of some producers he met online. In the same year Dave Nada from Nadastrom releases an EP called ‘Moombahton’ where all the tracks had a 108 bpm tempo, featuring heavy influences from Dutch House and Reggaeton. This was a very important time in King Kong‘s life because he also wanted to make something like that, so sexy and melodic.
The King Kong project starts with the first steps in Moombahton production, and as he completes his first track Derpdaherp he starts getting feedback from Canadian duo Dooze Jackers. They start including his track in their sets which gives him extra strength to keep making this style that is still largely unknown in Portugal. By the end of 2011 he makes a bootleg of Justin Timberlake’s Cry Me A River and starts spreading the word on online moombahton communities, and by 2012 he was already experimenting with hip-hop influences on the track Fuck My Mind, creating the Moombahop subgenre. He also started performing live, having played on the Lisbon venue Musicbox, which was one of the best experiences of his life.
1 – King Kong – Ecstasy (Walmer Convenience Exclusive)
2 – King Kong – Exhale (Original Moombahsoul)
3 – King Kong – Take Care (Original Moombahsoul)
4 – King Kong – What You Need (Original Moombahsoul)
5 – Justin Timberlake – Cry Me A River (King Kong ”Go On And Just” Bootleg)
6 – Lil’ Wayne – Lollipop (King Kong ”Thinking About You” Bootleg)
7 – Diplo – Horsey Diplo – Horsey (King Kong ”Go Down” Remix)
8 – King Kong – Fuck My Mind (Original Moombahop)
9 – Soulja Boy – Pretty Boy Swag (Diplo/Munchi’s ‘Dude, I Can Make This In 5 Min With Acid Pro’ Edit)
10 – Wes de Graaf – Pull Up Riddim (Original Mix)
11 – Excision & Datsik – Swagga (FS Green Moombahcore Remix)
12 – Bro Safari & ETC!ETC! – The Clap (Original Mix)
13 – King Kong – Off/cina Theme (Original Mix)