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KiNK (Bulgaria)

a.k.a Strahil Velchev
<p>Strahil Velchev a.k.a KiNK is not Josh Wink`s brother, he isn`t Aphex Twin`s room mate and definetly not Larry Heard`s son. He is simply an innovative, uncompromising producer and captivating DJ / live performer from Bulgaria, who incorporates the best examples of the underground dance music in his production.</p> <p>At the age of 12 &#8211; jumping up &amp; down to acid, techno and early rave tracks; at 20 &#8211; his touch with the fist modular software synthesizer and couple of years later &#8211; his first vinyl release. These are a few things that shape Strahil as an accomplished electronic artist with his own&#8230;<a href="#" id="more_link" onclick="$(&quot;bio&quot;).visualEffect(&quot;highlight&quot;); $(&quot;bio&quot;).update(&quot;&lt;p&gt;Strahil Velchev a.k.a KiNK is not Josh Wink`s brother, he isn`t Aphex Twin`s room mate and definetly not Larry Heard`s son. He is simply an innovative, uncompromising producer and captivating DJ / live performer from Bulgaria, who incorporates the best examples of the underground dance music in his production.&lt;/p&gt;\n&lt;p&gt;At the age of 12 &amp;#8211; jumping up &amp;amp; down to acid, techno and early rave tracks; at 20 &amp;#8211; his touch with the fist modular software synthesizer and couple of years later &amp;#8211; his first vinyl release. These are a few things that shape Strahil as an accomplished electronic artist with his own signature sound. \u201cTake the soul and the groove of house and techno, the futurism and detail of experimental electronica and the raw energy of acid\u201d &amp;#8211; this is how Strahil defines his style.&lt;/p&gt;\n&lt;p&gt;KiNK is no stranger to the underground house scene since his first appearance on vinyl in 2005 on the UK based label Odori: His acid-house track \u201cSame Old Thing\u201d was noticed by DJs like David Duriez and Laurent Garnier, the track was re-released on the French imprint RZ later in 2006. KiNK`s remix of Eviljack from the same vinyl appeared at the Essential mix of Francois K. and numerous dj sets. His tracks and remixes could be found on 10 vinyl releases so far and few digital ones, he produced music for labels such as Odori, Rush Hour, RZ, Rebelone, Endless Flight, Boe, Spatula City, and more. KiNK worked with different artists like the producer / label boss from Berlin \u2013 Stefan Goldmann (under the name \u201cVinyl\u201d) and the UK based producer Neville Watson. KiNK`s record with Neville did an impact on the underground dance music scene in the middle of 2008, the collaboration track \u201cInside Out\u201d appeared at Josh Wink`s top 10 chart under #2, it was heard at Glastonbury, played by Hercules &amp;amp; Love Affair and it landed at Steve Bug`s prestigious \u201cBugnology vol. 3\u201d mix compilation, released on Pokerflat later in 2008. Steve Bug says at Beatport interview the b-side of \u201cInside Out\u201d \u2013 KiNK`s \u201ctraffic\u201d tune is his ultimate bassline weapon and \u201cit rocks every place from a small club to a big festival floor\u201d. KiNK`s most recent release \u2013 \u201cGet Nervous\u201d vinyl, on Boe recordings (UK) had a great reactions from many djs, such as Jimpster, Jeff Samuel, Hipp-e, Luke Solomon and it entered the &lt;span class=\&quot;caps\&quot;&gt;TOP&lt;/span&gt; &lt;span class=\&quot;caps\&quot;&gt;TUNE&lt;/span&gt; section in &lt;span class=\&quot;caps\&quot;&gt;IDJ&lt;/span&gt; magazine with 5 / 5 points. Other artists, supporting further KiNK tracks are: DJ Sneak, DJ Rolando, Osunlade, James Ruskin, Ken Ishii, Llorca, Funk D\u2019Void, Terrence Dixon, Samuel L Session, Paul Woolford, Chris Duckenfield, Crookers and more.&lt;/p&gt;\n&lt;p&gt;Unlike other recording artists \u2013 KiNK behind the decks is not spinning mainly his own tracks or current label`s sound, he is a skilful and versatile dj, who played house and techno alongside Laurent Garnier and Andy Cato / Groove Armada as well as underground hip-hop, funk and downtempo alongside Olie Teeba / Herbaliser and Scratching Perverts. KiNK does live p.a. in very rare occasions but he managed to impress the audience and the headliner (Audion) at his first notable live p.a. session at the techno stage of Wilsonic festival 2007 (Slovakia).&lt;/p&gt;\n&lt;p&gt;KiNK`s studio time now is separated between production for Bulgarian pop artists and tracks for the fans of underground dance music worldwide. He is looking forward to the release dates of his 2 &amp;#215; 12\u201c debut album on Kolour recordings with remixes from Abacus, Men At The Top, his next collaboration record with Neville Watson on Rush Hour, an e.p. on Spatula City and his most popular track (never released so far) \u2013 \u201cThe Big Payback\u201d, also known as \u201cGipsy\u201d signed on Minority Music.&lt;/p&gt;\n&lt;p&gt;Discogs http://www.discogs.com/artist/KiNK&lt;/p&gt;\n&lt;p&gt;KiNK videos http://www.youtube.com/kink303&lt;/p&gt;\n&lt;p&gt;Myspace http://www.myspace.com/kinkpbpm&lt;/p&gt;\n&lt;p&gt;Soundcloud http://soundcloud.com/kink&lt;/p&gt;\n&lt;p&gt;Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/KiNK/20328893288&lt;/p&gt;&quot;);; return false;">Show complete bio</a>

Played At

  • 07/03/2009: What's Cookin'? @ ICC
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