DJ SIESTA (Wonky Kong, Sweatshop Shanghai)
Friday, Sept. 18, 2020
China's longest running UK Bass Music promoter, Sweatshop / Wonky Kong label bosswoman DJ Siesta makes her Dada Kunming debut on Friday, Sept 18 - packing some heavy fire sure to blow up the dancefloor!
Dubbed the “Queen of Drum’n’Bass” in China; Siesta’s passion for collecting records dated back in 1999, when she started out as the only promoter putting on a series of world-class drum’n’bass parties in HK and in 2005 she shifted her focus to Shanghai and started the longest running dnb night under the name "Sweatshop".
The rise of drum'n'bass in China is evident, and her drum'n'bass outfit plays a crucial part in making it happen. She has played host to almost all of the biggest drum'n'bass icons to China, successfully put Shanghai on the international drum’n’bass map, hosting more than 200 world-class drum’n’bass nights, as well as earning herself the reputation of being one of the best DJs in China.
In 2009 she started a new Phreaktion offshoot called “WONKY KONG”, aiming to promote the new sounds coming out of the UK – Garage & Bass Music. Like dnb and dubstep, Siesta was always the first to bring out internationally acclaimed artist who are on the forefront of the music scene including Kode 9, Drop The Lime, DJ Zinc (crack house), Jack Beats, Zed Bias, MJ Cole and more.
Aside from being one of the top promoters in China, she is best known for her funky, eclectic, dancefloor set. She has developed a veracious crowd-reading skill over years of observing the best djs in the business and also, with her very own unique rendition. She has shared stages with the biggest stars in the world and still able to hold her own - and without a doubt is an iconic sub culture figure in China.