The King Kong Disko Soundsystem was founded in 2004 in Hamburg/Germany as a collective of several DJs who had already been playing successfully in the clubs of Hamburg since the late 90s. The King Kong DJ-lineup is completet by two MCs and an operator with a huge dub effect section. Equipped like that, a King Kong Soundshow is guaranteed to rock any Crowd instantly, no matter if at their regular the Gorilla Disko in Hamburg’s legendary red light district, or touring the Clubs and Festivals of Germany. Having been an important part of the Hamburg Dancehall -Community for more than a decade, the King Kong DJs can look back on hundreds of Sets having played gigs all over Germany as well as in Switzerland, Italy and the Czech Republic.
The King Kong selection typically contains a large quantity of different styles from all over the world. Beside the obligatory jamaican Dancehall-Vibe, King Kong Disko always play a wide range of music, reaching from clubsounds such as Hip Hop or Jungle on the one hand to the newest Afro-carribean Hittunes from places such as Trinidad, the Ivory Coast, Nigeria or Uganda on the other. Having been involved in Hamburg’s legendary Carribean Record Shop Selekta for many years, King Kong Disko is famous for excellent knowledge about hot new releases and old time foundation rarities as well.
On the basis of this great stylistic variety, the Gorilla Crew is also hosting the Tropical Heat radioshow on the Grimme Award winning station Byte.fm on a monthly basis since 2008, taking turns weekly with other European Top Sounds. Tropical Heat stands for presenting two hours of top notch mixtape material from Jamaican sixties-sound to contemporary tropical booty bass every month. Thus King Kong has gained a reputation as one of Germany’s most creative and skillfull mixtape crews whose web appearance on mixcloud.com/kingkongdisko is frequently visited by fans from all over the world.
On top of that, a King Kong Show would not be complete without a good deal of exclusive Remix- and Dubplatematerial. Their Sound is well known for setting high standards for creativity and high-end sound quality as King Kong sound engineer Silverback can look back on almost twenty years of experience at the controls.
Over the years King Kong have gathered quite some experience in the Dubplate-Biz. Their latest and greatest successes so far have been winning the DHM E-Clash title twice (!) in 2009 and 2011, where they finally triumphed over an international line up of no less than 60 other soundsystems. Other successes of the recent years were a highly respectable third rank at their DHM E-Clash debut in 2007 and a second place in the King of the North Soundclash 2007 in Bremen.