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C-Mon & Kypski

Period

2000 - current

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hiphop

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C-Mon & Kypski

Producers, DJ's and scratchers C-Mon & Kypski have been working together for many years when they release their instrumental hiphop album Vinyl Voodoo late 2002. The album stands out because it contains no raps so that most of the songs sound like the soundtrack of a movie.
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Members

Simon Akkermans   draaitafels, producer
Thomas Elbers   draaitafels, producer
Daniel Rose   basgitaar, gitaar
Jori Collignon   toetsinstrumenten

Former members

Marc Assies   VJ
Roel Oudenijhuis   VJ

Mentioned in the biography of

1987   Kyteman
2000   Shane Shu
2003   Benny Sings
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Biography C-Mon & Kypski

Producers, DJ's and scratchers C-Mon & Kypski have been working together for many years when they release their instrumental hiphop album Vinyl Voodoo late 2002. The album stands out because it contains no raps so that most of the songs sound like the soundtrack of a movie.

1990 - 2001

C-Mon & Kypski meet when they are still at primary school. They share a passion for skateboarding and hiphop (Public Enemy, De La Soul, NWA) and they both mix their own tape recordings. They decide to join forces and not before long they start making beats for many hiphop groups in their hometown Utrecht. But C-Mon & Kypski want to do more with their music. They are of the opinion that the use of raps goes at the expense of the experiment. Influenced by DJ Shadow they begin making instrumental tracks based upon hiphop, beats and samples and completed with scratches. Their music becomes sort of cinematic because of this. In the meantime, Kypski has become one of the best-known Dutch scratchers. He wins the national Turntablized competition no less than four times (the last time was in 2001) and represents the Netherlands during the 1999 DMC World Finals in New York. Despite having composed music for film, theatre and commercials, C-Mon & Kypski have not yet recorded their own album. There are plans to release an EP with V2, but the recording company backs out at the last moment. The self-released 12" Junkie HC/Giants Of Jazz (Dexdexter Records) comes out.

2002

C-Mon en Kypski write the intro and the outro of the CD Homegrown, a hiphop compilation album released by the Dutch Rock and Pop Institute. In the spring Kypski is invited to do a testcase for theatre Huis aan de Werf in Utrecht. Kypski and C-Mon take up the challenge and perform their studio music live, without their computers. They are backed by Daniel Rose (bass, guitar) and Jori Collignon (keyboards). On stage C-Mon & Kypski sample instruments and records, which results in an organic mix of beats, instruments and scratches. The duo win the Festival aan de Werf Audience Award and the Holland Casino Let's Play Award. C-Mon & Kypski sign to the Supertracks label (Black Market Audio and Bastian) in August. In September the EP Vinyl Voodoo comes out, followed by an eleven-track album of the same title on 9 November.

Bastian Black Market Audio

2003

During the second weekend of January C-Mon en Kypski perform at both the Noorderslag and the Eurosonic festivals. On January Kypski 25 is special guest during Trigger Action, Une Nuit Urbaine, where he performs with Mimezine, the Aarlanderveense Fanfare, Welf Turboacoustic Percussion, the Royal Wind Music, a VJ and the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in music centre Vredenburg in Utrecht. On February 21 C-Mon & Kypski perform at a benefit show against the war in Iraq.

Mimezine Nobody Beats The Drum The Royal Wind Music

2004

C-Mon & Kypski The solo album C-Mon Cereal features C-Mon 's remixes of Senna, Raymzter, Benny Sings, Pete Philly, Opgezwolle and The Proov. Shortly after this release Static Traveller, the second group effort, comes out. Guitarist Daniel Rose and keyboardist Jori Collignon are featured more prominently than before. In the ingenious video Shitty Bum actor Olivier Tuinier is under the attack of animations. The video is downloaded from the duo's website over 240.000 times.

2005

C-Mon & Kypski C-Mon & Kypski are invited for a showcase in March at South By South West (SXSW), the annual music conference in Austin, Texas. At the annual Musicians' Day Simon Akkermans aka 'C-Mon' is awarded as Best DJ/Producer and wins a Devil Award, a musicians' musician prize established by the Dutch Rock & Pop Institute. The CD Feel1Vibe Mixtape contains the favourite tracks out of the filing cabinet of C-Mon & Kypski. Next to own material, it features tracks by DJ Format, The Herbaliser, Pete Philly & Perquisite and Foreign Exchange. In September C-Mon & Kypski are invited for a showcase at the CMJ Music Marathon in New York. Unlike their full band show at SXSW, this time they appear in their original duo line-up. In 2005 the band is also featured on an international TV ad for Coca Cola. In conjunction with Fonos.nl Supertracks Records releases the double CD Dutch Rare Groove in October. Disc 1 consists of forgotten funk breaks from Holland by the Houseband, Rogier van Otterloo and the Dutch Rhythm Steel & Show Band. Disc 2 dubbed Dutch Rare Food consists of new renditions by C-Mon & Kypski, recycling samples from Disc 1. Guests include Pete Philly, Paradox (Illicit), Colin Benders (Relax), U-Gene and Oscar Harris.

Houseband Oscar Harris Relax Rogier van Otterloo UJ

2006

C-Mon & Kypski Back from their field-recording trip to Morocco C-Mon & Kypski decide to leave the Supertracks label, which is in the middle of a reorganisation. The band works on its next album with contributions by Pete Philly, US rapper Sadat X (Brand Nubian) and Voicst. I In support of Dutch Rare Groove C-Mon & Kypski, Oscar Harris, Black Market Audio plus DJ 'funkologist' Sjeng Stokkink perform live on public 3FM's annual Dutch weekend. In May the DRG (Dutch Rare Groove) band spearheaded by bassist Peter Smid and featuring Sjeng Stokkink plus C-Mon & Kypski embark on the Dutch Rare Groove Live ON tour. The DRG band consists of Black Market Audio and Oscar Harris along with Louis Debij (drums), Jimmy Bellmartin (vocals), Arend Bouwmeester and Pieter Engels (saxophone), Wouter van Bemmel (trumpet) en Fred van Zegveld (Hammond organ). On June 15 C-Mon & Kypski perform at the Sonar (electronic) festival in Barcelona. Bumpy Road (released on October 6) is proof of the recordings in Morocco. It is the first single of new album Where The Wild Things Are (out on October 20). The fourth album contains guest appearances by Pete Philly, US rapper Sadat X (Brand Nubian), Voicst, Kain (The Last Poets), Benjamin Herman and the Amsterdam Klezmer Band. The title of the album is derived from Maurice Sendak's 1963 children's book.

Amsterdam Klezmer Band Benjamin Herman Jimmy Bellmartin Pete Philly & Perquisite Voicst

2007

C-Mon & Kypski The single Make My Day has lead vocals by Pete Philly. Together with the Amsterdam Klezmer Band C-Mon & Kypski tour the Netherlands, Belgium (Turnhout), Germany (Berlin and Cologne) and France (Paris), between late February and late April. Between March 12 and 25 C-Mon & Kypski tour the US, including a show at the SXSW festival, in Austin, Texas. After SXSW the band travels on to New York to participate on the Amsterdam Calling showcase at Rebel, featuring About, Alamo Race Track, Kraak & Smaak, Voicst and zZz. LA is on the touring bill as well. Late May C-Mon & Kypski play the Pinkpop festival.

2008

After 18 months C-Mon & Kypski round off their Where The Wild Things Are tour with shows in Utrecht, Amsterdam and Eindhoven. During Circus C-Mon & Kypski almost all guest musician from the 2006 album show up: Jiggy Djé, Space Kees, Benjamin Herman, Kyteman, Voicst and the Amsterdam Klezmer Band. C-Mon & Kypski tour the US twice: from March until May the group plays in Austin, Texas (during the SXSW festival), New York (The Filmore NY), Chicago and Los Angeles (The Roxy Theatre), one month later the group again travels to the States to play at the Wakarusa Festival (7 June), where they share the bill with acts like The Flaming Lips, Emmylou Harris and Ben Folds. Other cities they visit during this tour include Minneapolis, Chicago, Bellevue and Boulder. In July C-Mon & Kypski play at the 33rd edition of the North Sea Jazz festival. At the end of the year, following The Complete Jazz Compilation, the duo releases the second compilation in a series of four. As the title indicates The Rock Compilation features rock music including collaborations with Andy Tielman (duo played with him during the 50 Years Nederpop quiz), Voicst and zZz (a special version of the track Running With The Beast).

2009

C-Mon & Kypski During the first edition of the Gala Of Pop Music at the Melkweg in Amsterdam, Jori Collignon wins an award in the category Best Keyboardist. The award, a Duiveltje (Little Devil), is an inititive by the department Pop and Rock of Music Center the Netherlands (previously Dutch Pop & Rock Institute). The winners are selected by their fellow musicians. According to the band, the album We Are Square (October) is more uptempo and with more guitars. As was the case on their previous albums, various guest musicians contibute including Benjamin Herman and Kyteman.

Benjamin Herman Kyteman

2010

During the Noorderslag festival in January, C-Mon & Kypski perform with the Metropole Orchestra, conductor is Jules Buckley from London. Also appearing during this unique event are Jiggy Djé, Benjamin Herman and Jules Deelder, Giovanca, Torre Florim (De Staat), Dio, Janne Schra (Room Eleven) and Anneke van Giersbergen (Agua de Annique).

Agua de Annique Giovanca Jules Deelder Nobody Beats The Drum Room Eleven

Discography C-Mon & Kypski

In the discography you will find all recordings that have been released listed chronologically. We restrict ourselves to the title, the type of audio, year of publication or recording, label, list of guest musicians, plus any comments on the issue.

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