We have the privilege of Simon putting together a podcast specifically for Loop. Enjoy this very enjoyable mix through 70’s disco, various house styles, funk and electronica.
Why I Came To California - Leon Ware (WEA)
Levels - Theo Parrish (Sound Signature)
Leanin' (Deetron Vocal Mix) - Randolph (Still Music)
Tornado Never Dies - Tornado Wallace (Sleazy Beats)
Time To Let You Down - Session Victim (Delusions of Grandeur)
untitled - Andrés (KDJ)
New Action - Snax (Freundinnen)
My Gigolo - Maurice Fulton presents Stress (Transfusion)
1939 - Motiivi:Tuntematon (Freundinnen)
Holding Back (My Love) - Tensnake (Running Back)
Esoteric - Orlando B (Yore)
Vacuum Boogie - Floating Points (Eglo)
It's Complete (Chateau Flight Remix) - Atjazz (Mantis)
Action/Satisfaction - Soul Clap (Crosstown Rebels)
Angie - LB (Output)
Simon Caldwell Bio
As a DJ, Simon Caldwell continues to push new ideas and influences while still being able to draw on the history of his expansive and discriminating record collection. Whether he's playing deep house, techno, ambient, soul, hip hop, bangin' Chicago house, Detroit electro or jazz, you can expect to hear the old alongside the new, but in the hands of Simon Caldwell, music is timeless.
Simon has been behind the decks since the early 90’s and has avoided the trap of being tied down to one particular style of music. He plays anything from deep house, soul, funk, jazz, electro funk, hip hop, techno or anything else which sparks his interest. He brings quality to a lineup and his eclectic taste of music is second to none.
Simon Caldwell is one of a handful of DJ's whose name adds a certain integrity to an event. Since the early 90s he's been playing records to beer drinkers, bum shakers and radio listeners alike, he has managed to avoid the stifling 'style' classification so many other DJ's trap themselves into, keeping himself free to draw on his varied loves of deep, soulful house, techno, funk, jazz, electro, booty, hip hop and anything else which catches his ear. He currently holds down Monday Sunset on FBI Radio, and is resident/co-promoter of Mad Racket, a Sydney underground party institution.
Although Simon can hold his own in the big arena, his heart remains true to the intimate vibe of the underground scene. He presented the 'All Funked Up' radio show on 2SER-FM for 13+ years, now presents the popular Monday Sunsets (6-8pm) on FBI radio, and also co-promotes 'Mad Racket', one of the freshest, friendliest and longest-running (12 years) underground parties in Sydney, held at a lawn bowls club, and has toured the likes of Herbert, Jamie Liddel, Moodymann, Theo Parrish, Darshan Jesrani (Metro Area), Steve Bug, Swag, Charles Webster and Tom Middleton. Simon has also released two mixed CDs, the first with Ken Cloud - "DJ Excursions Vol.5" in 1998, the second with Mako - "Mixed Business" in 2003. He regularly plays interstate at the cream of Australia's underground clubs. Simon also had the honour of presenting Resident Advisor’s Podcast #182 in late 2009, surely the most prestigious Podcast series in the world of deep dance music.
As Simon's notoriety slowly spread, club promoters started to take notice. On a club dancefloor Simon could finally indulge his other musical passion, soulful house and techno - and it didn't take long before he was being booked, not only at clubs, but at larger events too. At first in back rooms, then in main rooms, Simon acquired a reputation for playing "The Morning Set", and began to develop shocking sleeping patterns. To the present day Simon has rocked the dancefloor of practically every venue and clubnight in Sydney, with notable residencies at Home on Saturday nights and The Chinese Laundry. He is regularly booked to play peak sets at some of Sydney's biggest house events and has pitched his skills alongside dozens of internationals, including Moodymann, Derrick Carter, Derrick May, Andy Weatherall, Pepe Bradock, Mark Farina, Theo Parrish, Q-Bert, DJ Godfather, Richie Hawtin, Kelli Hand, Frankie Knuckles, Gilles Peterson, Norman Jay, Tom Trago, Thievery Corporation, James Lavelle, Ian Pooley, Luke Slater, Chris Duckenfield/Swag, Charles Webster, Darshan Jesrani (Metro Area), Steve Bug, Daft Punk, Recloose, Common Factor, Patrick Forge, Losoul, Stacey Pullen, Carl Craig, Rolando, Blake Baxter, Claude Young, Ectomorph, Dave Clarke, Russ Dewbury, Jamie Liddel, Kid Koala, Sharon Jones, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Public Enemy, James Brown, Grace Jones, Todd Terje, Jazzanova, Heiko Laux, Quarion, Daedelus, Ark and Jus-Ed. (And by ‘alongside’, we mean on the same stage, not tucked away at a tiny bar at the same festival or adjoining suburb).
In 1998 he went further afield, playing in Berlin (at 'Tresor') and in Barcelona (at 'Nitsa') where he also attended the Sonar festival, having the privilege to witness Kraftwerk live. In 2001 he went to the Czech Republic to play three gigs with Ken Cloud. Simon has also played club gigs in Hong Kong.
- 70’s disco, house, funk, electronica