ZOUKOUT SINGAPORE 2016: MAURICE SIMON
Resident DJ and creator of the Re:fuge House and Techno series at Kilo Singapore, Maurice’s musical journey began with a discovery of the nu-jazz and broken beat genres pioneered by Jazzanova, Trüby Trio and 4 Hero. He later ventured into the deep house and techno spectrum, inspired by time spent as a promoter for Ben Watt’s iconic London-based Buzzin’ Fly Records, and early releases put out by German labels Compost Records, Sonar Kollektiv and Dixon & Ame’s Innervisions. The hallmark sound of his rhythmic DJ sets is now rooted firmly in the very core elements of house, soul and techno, blending diverse genres and varying tempos with a warm, harmonic mixing style touched with overlapping melodies, basslines and syncopated drum patterns. His versatility has seen him booked to perform the opening set for a diverse selection of international house music heavy-weights, including Ame, Marcus Worgull, Dave Seaman, Andre Crom, Sei A, Rainer Trüby and Till Von Sein.
A presence on the DJ circuit in Singapore since 2008 and a Heineken Green Room Music Ambassador, Maurice has performed at top venues across South-East Asia including Velvet Underground/Zouk and Kyo (Singapore), Woo Bar at W Hotel and Jenja (Bali), Pisco Bar and Under9 (Kuala Lumpur), Hide & Seek (Jakarta), Mustache (Bangkok) as well at Singapore’s ZoukOut Festival and Thailand’s Wonderfruit Festival.