Dj and Producer from Paris, Suspect pushes aside the musical borders in his dj set coloured of Deep Funk, Afrobeat, Tasty Breaks, Hip Hop, Futuristic Jazz, Broken and all kinds of groove.
His acute sens of the dancefloor coupled with implacable control of turntables, allowed him to stand up to the turntables the best dj’s in the world.
From San Francisco to London, Sidney to Berlin, Montreal to Paris, he became in some years only a reference with many parties & live shows, being always at the service of dancers and rare groove lovers.
Half of The Funk League, their first LP “Funky As Usual” has been released in 2012 with legendary guests like Large Professor, Diamond D, Sadat X and many others.
He’s actually workin on many projects: a new album with Doc TMK, his collaboration with The Real Fake Mc, a new 45 of french sixties remix, and a second album of The Funk League.
Stay Tuned for more, the best is yet to come
Kwak grew up to the sounds of Miles Davis, Tito Puente, Funkadelic, the Beatles and their peers thanks to his music-loving parents. His own first musical ‘shock’, so to speak, came when he discovered SugarHill’s Gang rap and Motörhead’s hard rock.
His career started off by deejaying for students in the late eighties whilst rehearsing as lead singer for garage punk bands. In 1994, he began organizing parties and concerts and soon became the resident DJ and programme planner at the Kafe Kan’h (1999-2004). In 2002, together with DJ Eleven, he launched the Strictly Niceness, a monthly party which has since become one the most popular groove event in Brussels.
Behind the turntables, Kwak offers a breadth of styles that reflect the richness of groove across cultures and history. The listener travels between continents where the music is warm and swings. From hip-hop to reggae, soul to disco, funk, salsa and afrobeat, house, dubstep or even UK garage music, the musical odyssey will bring you where the classics meet the uncharted, where new productions meet the old ones, assuredly provoking itchy dancing feet and happy smiles all round.
His other occupations include a radio show “Back to Niceness” which he has hosted every week for the past 7 year on FM Brussels and writes a chronic for a Belgian magazine (Focus Vif).