Vincent Kwok Beatport

Biography

Starting his journey in Perth in Western Australia, he cut his teeth playing in various bands around the city. A chance opportunity found Vincent traveling to another West Coast, that of the San Francisco Bay Area where he continued pursuing his musical interests. It was during this time that he encountered the thriving San Francisco house scene. Working with local luminaries such as Pete Avila and DJ MFR, Vincent soon demonstrated his creativity in the studio, both remixing and also creating original tracks. His productions have ranged from underground artists such as Arnold Jarvis, Khaimar and Dragonfly to major label artists such as Kenny Lattimore and Usher. While spanning a wide range of artists, each of his productions has contained his musical touch, garnering praise from DJs all around the world such as Danny Rampling, Jay-J and Miguel Migs to name but a few.

In 2003, Vincent and label mate DJ MFR collaborated under the moniker of New Mondo. Their first releases were dark, tough affairs, perfect for that 3 in the morning crowd. Subsequent remixes and releases saw the pair exploring the funkier side of house with releases on well respected labels such as Bluem and Harley & Muscles Soulstar label.

Vincent is also no stranger behind the decks either. His DJ accomplishments have included playing in some of the legendary clubs in San Francisco such as the End-Up, the DNA Club, and the Supper Club. His silky smooth mixing style and impeccable programming of classy, funky, soulful house has received praise and attention from all corners of the dance spectrum, leading to a contribution on the Bargrooves Series called Frosted. This release was one of the highest selling releases in the series and attained an impressive #23 chart position on the Billboard Electronic Charts. Through this connection, he is a regular contributor to the Seamless Recordings Radio program in the UK on Galaxy Radio.

His most recent mix CD West Coast Excursion volume 2 has been released on Transport Recordings and is, to date, the highest selling CD for the label. This is a compilation of tracks which define the West Coast Sound, all skillfully blended by Vincent. To date, this CD is the highest selling compilation in Transport Recordings collection, with over 6000 copies sold worldwide.