The artist known as Mr Bong, has over the past 12 years, been a long-term exploiter of anything that incorporates a broken beat. An adventurer in Breaks, Dubstep, Drum and Bass and Hip Hop.
A DJ/Singer/Songwriter and qualified Sound Engineer, this multitalented Musician & Producer was also previously a founding member of the groove funk odyssey, otherwise known as Caytie Marvelis.
Mr Bong over the last 6 years has taken his sound and performance to new levels. He has achieved this through the use of Ableton Live, blending his sets with samples, live drum edits & on-the-fly live elements with the use of Akai APC 40 & Ozonic Keyboard.
Mr Bong is also one of the founding members of the Two Twiggs Xperiment that specializes in promoting/producing events as well as managing and developing artists & DJ’s through their DJ agency. Two Twiggs Xperiment is also responsible for bringing some of the biggest names in music to South Africa like Diesel Boy, Cargo 77, DJ Vadim (Ninja Tunes), Pendulum, General Midi & Freq Nasty.
Some local artists that Two Twiggs Xperiment has represented include; DJ Redwood, MPI Project, Mr Bong, Blunted Stuntman, Brotherman, DJ Afrowhitie, Missile Myles, Tasha Baxter & Devils Cartel.
Mr Bong and Two Twiggs Xperiment also launched S.A’s first breakbeat forum site www.breakbeat.co.za, in the pursuit of exposing breakbeat within South Africa & beyond.
Having toured abroad, Mr Bong played at several international clubs like Mylo & the Booze Club in Athens & Thessaloniki & even managed to bring his unique style to the Greek Isles of Naxos and Crete whilst playing at events organized by Plenty & Zoltan Tribe.
Mr Bong has also played in Amsterdam at Chicago Boom with long term collaborator MPI Project, one half of the production duo DaChron. While residing in the U.K, Mr Bong secured monthly residencies at Loco and Fracture Clinic events held at TIMBUK2 in Bristol. He has also made an appearance at the Pump event, Prince Club in Brixton London & at Bar Knowledge, hosted by Knowledge Magazine at Café 1001 in London.
Since moving back to South Africa in 2011, Mr Bong had been hard at work producing his debut album, Bongville Stomp, which features the artists Crosby, Enough Weapons, J Rokka (UK), Trenton Birch, Kold Produk, DJ Redwood and Bakaman . This album was released in March 2012 and to huge success breaking into the Beatport top 10 and remained at number 8 for several weeks, something that no other underground artist from South Africa has done.
While in the UK, Mr Bong joined Reggae Afrobeat and Hip Hop band, Trenton and Free Radical. Trenton and Free Radical have toured extensively throughout the UK and Europe with Mr Bong playing keys & samples on an Ozonic Midi keyboard with Ableton & Akai APC40. Festivals which they have played at over the last 8 months include Standon Calling (Standon - England), Beach Break Live (Wales), Trans Festival (Belfast), EuroCulture (Manchester – England) with a special appearance at the British Museum in honour of Mr Mandela’s birthday on International Mandela day, July 2010.
Mr Bong has also had residencies at the following nights in South Africa: SENSE, BACK 2 BASS, OFFLINE, PRESSURE, KISS EVENTS, SELECT, Cold Turkey, Dubmental, RubaDub. He has played at clubs like Fiction, @115, Transky, Roxy’s Bar, DJ Lounge, Citrus Lounge, The Bassline, Tings and Times, Street Café, The Woods , Mercury Live and Carfax to name a few.
This artist has played alongside International names like; Diesel Boy, Cargo 77, DJ Woody (ITF World Champ), DJ Vadim (Ninja Tunes), Tom Novy, Pendulum, King Unique, General Midi, Radio Slave VS Rekids, Jay Haze and Freq Nasty.
He has made appearances at festivals like Oppikoppi, Woodstock, Flux, Rezonance festivals and the SABC Youth Day Concert.
Mr Bong has also been featured on 5FM’s Vinyl Frontier, Tuks FM’s Eclectic Mix, GO-3 on GO T.V, UBONA on Channel O, MuthaFM and MK 89.
Caytie Marvelis “Perpetual Groove Motion” - Two Twiggs Xperiment Records
Brotherman and the Groove Assassins - Universal Energy that is Groove, Two Twiggs Xperiment Records
Brotherman and the Groove Assassins - Incognito, Two Twiggs Xperiment Records
Mr Bong’s track “11:59” was featured in the full length movie sound track to “Sista”
His other track “6 x 9” was featured on the sound track to “A Man in The Street”
Mr Bong has completed the music score for an Independent film “The Interview” and is currently working on another independent film called “Dark Reflection”
The Pinkertones: “Love Tape” - Mr Bong and MPI Project Remix, Outstanding Records
Da Chron – “Dub Grind”, Fracture Records
Da Chron – “Original Raver featuring Fizzy”, Fracture Records, Featured on Breakin ZA compilation mixed by The Blunted Stuntman,
Mr Bong – “Booty Bong”, Two Twiggs Records, Featured on Breakin ZA compilation mixed by The Blunted Stuntman
Lethalness – Lost – Mr Bong Remix, On a Break Records
Bong Addict featuring Bakaman, On a Break Records
Bongville Stomp – Mr Bong, On a Break Records
CorBum - Mr Bong, Yucatech Recordings
For further information or if you would like to book Mr Bong please contact us on:
Mobile: +27 (0) 718865247
Mobile: +27 (0) 718865247
Mr Bong’s tracks