Blockhead, DJ Shiftee, Kotchee
Blockhead (born Anthony "Tony" Simon) is an American Hip hop producer based in Manhattan, New York. Aside from his solo efforts released on the Ninja Tune label, he is most associated with producing for Aesop Rock, a rapper for the Definitive Jux independent hip hop label. He has also previously worked with rappers C-Rayz Walz, iCON the Mic King, Mac Lethal, S.A. Smash, Slug, and MURS, and is also a member of the hip hop/comedy group Party Fun Action Committee. He is the son of the late Sidney Simon, a well known sculptor in New York City.
New York City’s Shiftee has translated his intuitive math geek mentality into far-reaching success on the turntables, electrifying crowds from NYC to London to Hong Kong. With a degree from Harvard, 2 unique DMC World Champion titles, an NYU adjunct professorship, a finger on the pulse of bass music, and an ongoing international tour schedule, this overachiever can do it all.
Intelligent, deconstructive, dub-conscious, beat driven, electro-acoustic productions. Vintage NYC feel, unique vocals, synth leads & melody. Top lines that ooze style, sleazey glitched out percussive hip-hop and electronics…… Brooklyn-based beat junkie Kotchy is a producer, singer, drummer, songwriter, multiinstrumentalist. With sold out 12”s and 7”s, an EP with Shunda K of Yo! Majesty, remixes for Tricky, Eprom, Starkey, Fischerspooner and Empire Of The Sun under his belt, and a new album on the way Kotchy has been busy.