New Zealand DJ and Producer based in Berlin.
Auckland is the biggest town in New Zealand, with a million residents and two beautiful coastlines. The city is dominated by its harbour, volcanic hills, and the fast moving clouds that bring all kinds of weather. Simon Beeston hails from this place in the Deep South, but now calls Berlin home. Drawn by his love of electronic dance music and the cities unique feeling of creativity and musical passion, Berlin seemed an obvious choice for an artist whose ambitions aim well beyond the South Pacific.
While living and working in China, Simon was so disturbed by the lack of quality music in clubs that he started playing it himself! After moving back to New Zealand he discovered his friends had also developed a passion for house and techno music and got together to promote a series of parties and club nights. With a focus on quality music and DJ’s unwilling to compromise their musical tastes, the parties laid a platform for a small but vibrant scene.
Simon’s first visit to Berlin in 2004, when he played in at various clubs, including a set at Tresor’s Globus, was a catalyst for his return to play Sylvester 2005, and then move to Berlin permanently in 2006. The unique party culture and the vast array of musical expression in the city are a huge inspiration to any new artist and Simon Beeston is no exception. You can often find him jumping around the dancefloor or talking nonsense at the bar until the last record spins!
Simon has been producing music for about ten years and continues to push his sound in new directions. Influenced by both house and techno, it would be difficult to put his music into any one category, but his tracks always have both feet on the dancefloor and a unique array of samples and sounds. As a DJ Simon plays a bionic and club rocking mix of tech house, techno and house music and always seems to be right there with the dancers on the floor.
Selected discography Simon Beeston
Simon Beeston - Krankenwagen EP (District of Corruption 023)
VA. Don't Share Needles EP. Nima + Beeston - The Soulsinger (DoC027)
Simon Beeston - Horn Fed EP (Highgrade Digital 011)
Simon Beeston - Floorboards (Bond Records 006)
Highgrade Various Artists Vol VI - Simon Beeston - Idle Houisewives (HG058)
Simon Beeston - Dusty Back Room (Highgrade Records 070)