Justin Vandervolgen, Simbad, Solar, Conor, Nikola Baytala, Kwai LeChief
Justin Van Der Volgen has a history spanning the last 13 years in the dance/disco community. Being one of the founding members and the producer of the bands !!! and Outhud as well as remixing for labels such as Warp, EMI and Output.
In 2008 Justin released an edit record on the label Golf Channel under the "Try to find me" moniker. Currently at work with Lee Douglas on a project called TBD, they've just release their first 12" What is This? on DFA records. The remainder of 2010 will see the release of the next TBD 12", various TBD remixes and the Try to find me mix cd series.
JUSTIN V. BEATS IN SPACE SET:
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Multi-instrumentalist, DJ & producer Simbad (aka P.L. Stanislas Renouf) is all about creating great music. His incredibly wide range as a producer spans from big band jazz to heavy Jamaican dancehall reggae via bouncy hip-hop to sick broken-beat & techno.
He has to this day worked & played with the likes of Tony Allen, Marque Gilmore, Keziah Jones, Julien Lourau, Ron Trent, Talvin Singh, Bugz in the Attic, Jimpster, Robert Owens just to name a few and is mainly releasing music as Simbad (his other projects & aka's being Heal, Twitch, Beatkeepers, Dreadpoet, Loose Ensemble, Marathon Men, Mowgly & Les Barons). His tracks are always on the top of the top playlists around, from Gilles Peterson to Laurent Garnier to Benji B to Norman Jay.
Together with co-worker and friend Fred McQuinn, Simbad released an album in 2005 for Chilli Funk under the name of Marathon Men. So far he has finished material for bagsful of labels, working with various rappers, poets and singers. His solo album is expected to drop late 2007 on Raw Fusion Recordings and various releases and a magnitude of collaborations from the West London scene all the way to the Puerto-Rican one.