Mixtape: Minimalaysia Episode 57 The.Donn


Cult advocate, leftfield musical mastermind and builder of extraordinary dreams, Don Wong has been influential with the circulation of underground crossovers to experiences across the region since 1999.

Better known as instigator of intricate sounds to unique party settings – the brainchild of now defunct KINEMAT is responsible for enlarging boundaries of inter-disciplinary urban cultures to shaping the Singapore’s underground music movement.

With over a decade of industry experience, from making his mark as a creative manipulator of innovative lifestyle experiments across cultural collaborations to social habitats of artistic and musical influences – Don, Works & Plays with his given space, time and environment.

Labeled “Singapore’s 10 most influential Men in Music” in 2008 – Don sits on the board of Heineken Music’s Sound Council, and was a selected nominee for 2005’s Young Entrepreneur Award which later led to the appointment The Singapore Fashion Festival ‘s Musical Director from 2006 under IMG & Pico Art.

Born at multicultural borders of Singapore, Don was bred in the essence of marketing with urban changes; inspired by a recycling movement of sub-cultural phenomenon.

First born into the art of aural synthesis as sound student in Melbourne Australia, he paved his spiritual passion by experimenting with sound modulations to the basis of hardware sequencing for human interaction.

As a Musical Time Traveler…
Proven to move bodies & souls across all settings, cities and heartbeats, DONN delivers a constant stream of futuristic to classic gems crossing all styles & moods. Music has been an inspiring cycle – evolving from his Indie-rock days to his dance music foundation at Singapore’s renowned clubbing institution – ZOUK.

As a Sound- Connoisseur
His timeless and spontaneous cuts makes him one of the regions’ most versatile DJ’S. From sets of pulsating eclecticism to the deepest post-modern space tempos, DONN continues to harmonies his DJ sets by creating a feeling than fulfilling genre expectations.

“It’s about feeling out for responses, then recreating a special mundane to affect & emotionalize the beholder ’

With an adventurous and tasteful attitude to a life less ordinary, DONN balances his creative day-job, and as a sound advisor/ artists promoter, along with his DJ bookings across industries of fashion, F&B, corporate to lifestyle brands and ordinary clubbing circuits.

Based in KL for the next 2 years, Don is currently working on re-editing pop arrangements & residents under one of KL’S sexiest multi-concept space – called Bedroom KL & spins at the cities grungiest Live Venue, Laundry plus monthly guest spots playing Nu Soul & Jazz @ Arthurs of Shangri-la Hotel

Spotted under various artistic monikers personalized for his sounds,
THEDONN, D’THUGG, PARTNER’S IN KRYME and VOILA LIVE make’s it all fetish and fresh for his musical exploration.

Developing his own publishing /packaging label launching in 2011. DONN plans on connecting a worldwide circuit of artistry in collaboration to experience new boundaries of musical recording, publication & live shows within new mediums of social integration –

“I like re-create and re-unite models of audio-visual experiences packaged back for you. To reflect on reactions to re-contact creativity with basic artistic philosophy to personalize an emotional feeling“

Tracklist
Gill-Scott-Heron: Running
Nicolas Jaar – Trace
Nicolas Jaar – Colomb
Steve Reich – New York Counterpoint
FLYLO – The Offbest
The Black Dog – Tripside Syndicate
ANITA SARAWAK – Wild Thing
Erykah Badu – The Healer
Fever Ray – When I go Up
Nicolas Jaar – Mini Calcutta
Jónsi – Tornado
BATAK – (Sample)
Craig Smith and The Revenge – Enstranged Lover
Theo Parish – Just One Love Bug
Monolake Sample
The Avalanches – Electricity
Space Dimension Controller – BBD Alignment
CATZ N DOGZ – Bombay – (Instrumental)
Gunnar Wendel – 578 (Omar S & Rudeboy Warm Mix)
Pink Project – B. Project Medley Billy Jean
Kasper Bjoerke – Heaven (Nicolas Jaar Mix)
In Flagranti – Ex Ex Ex ( Hercules & Love Affair Mix)
Caribou – Odessa ( David Wrench ‘s Drumapelle)
Burial – NYC
Yoko Ono – Give me something (Junior Boys Mix)
Soul Clap – The Giraffe (Seed In The City Mix)
DJ Koze – Let’s Love
Adeline Supreme – Time For Me (Nat Self Mix)
Omar S – Efllive
Steve Reich – Steve Reich – New York Counterpoint
Katsue – Simple Life
Eric Clapton & Sting – It’s Probably Me (Rayko Edit)

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