"Konk West" (born November 24 1978, Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a French-Argentine electronic music dj, producer, and sound engineer.
Lucas Konk West started his musical journey playing drums at age of 4. He moved with his family from Argentina in the mid 80s, and landed in Paris, France where a new life was ignited. Konk West grew up fascinated by "US made and engineered" productions from the mid 80s. He soon joined punk, jazz, and funk bands in his early high school years and learned the basics of music while playing in an empty hangar near Paris, France.
His first contact with electronic machines was in high school (1991), while he attended mandatory music classes. His music teacher tried to initiate kids to music by teaching them MIDI based programs (Cubase), and using early sampling machines.
1994, Lucas Konk West is now playing as a Dj in the Paris metro area at only 16 years old. A new wave of electronic music artists is growing in France, especially in the "Talent Nest" of Versailles, Yvelines. That county (department in French) saw the birth of: Daft Punk, Air, Etienne de Crécy, Alex Gopher, Jef K, Crydamoure, and many more electronic music producers and dj's.
From 1998 to 2003, the Argentina born, Parisian in the heart, American in business, DJ/Producer Lucas Konk West will brings that Latin influenced deep, dirty, funky, smoke filled, Tech-House to home. Lucas worked with Etienne de Crécy, remixed for Ludovic Llorca, has releases on legendary Canadian labels Stickman Records, and Aquarius Recordings. He put out some dance floor hits in 2002 with Red Menace Records, Initial Cuts, and Four01 Recordings.
Konk West’s tunes appear on compilations such as Dj Dan, Ministry of Sound, Hatiras (Electronic Luv 2 / Blowmedia), and Dj Tsuyoshi (Japan). Konk West then had a busy 2002-2003 with releases played by the top100 Djs including: John Digweed, Steve Lawler, Danny Howells, Anthony Pappa, Hernan Cattaneo, Jon Acquaviva, Fafa Monteco, Didier Sinclair, Lee Burridge, Seb Fontaine, Superchumbo, Plump Dj's, Danny Rampling, and many more.
Currently living in the US, he was for a long time a 'Parisian' activist in the local House music / Dance scene. He has been performing live acts, djing internationally and producing music (House Music and Other genres) since 1994. As a Dj, Lucas had residencies in the following cities : Paris, London, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Barcelona, and also sets all over Europe. He also performed live acts in France.
From 2003 to 2006, Konk West has been working on different projects out of the dance music scene. He released his first album titled "Play It!" in June of 2006. He also produced a remix for the grand opening of UK based label Premier Cru. Finally, he released with Canadian based record label Full Body Sound System his classic "Broken Crepe" song in May 2006.
Lucas Konk West is also the manager of the successful music holding KW Music Group ( including 4 labels : KW Records, KW2Records, PIP Music & Konk West Records / Publishing ). Lucas has become an internationally respected producer, known for his flavored dance floor tracks and for his astonishing attitude that makes him the one and only Konk West, a successful professional all the way.
In November 2006, while in Miami, Lucas Konk West suffered of a serious ear infection which later was confirmed by doctors to be what is called a “Ear Collapse”. Half way deaf, suffering of deep Tinnitus and Hyper Acousis, producer Lucas Konk West has not yet decided to end his music career and plans on releasing his second album by September 2007.
January 2008, Lucas Konk West real name Lucas Bailach is today pushing his visual art in Miami, Florida.
Lucas has switched his career towards mixed media arts and produces an edgy Contemporary art encouraged by figures like Mam
's director Terrence Riley.
== Discography ==
Lucas Konk West - Don't Play it! - Konk West Music - KW Music Group ( ref - KWMLP002 / France ) - 2007
Lucas Konk West - Play it! - Konk West Music - KW Music Group ( ref - KWMLP001 / France ) - 2006
KW Music Group presents - Sampler 2003 - KW Music Group ( ref - KWCD001 / France ) - 2003
Konk West - Broken Crepe - FullBodySoundSystem ( ref - FBSS003 / Canada ) - 2006
Konk West - Blue Flashes in My Eyes - Presslab Records ( ref - PS040 / Italy ) - 2006
Konk West - The show - Slush ( ref - Slush006 / Canada ) - 2004
Konk West - Like this Ep ( house for my people ) - KW2 Records ( ref - KW2003 / France ) - 2003
Konk West - South Beach - Aquarius Records ( ref - Disco50 / Canada ) - 2003
Konk West - America's Under Attack - Red Menace ( ref - RMR018 / USA ) - 2003
Konk West - Batofar Ep - KW2 Records ( ref - KW2001 / France ) - 2002
Konk West - Portobello's Swing - Four 01 Recordings ( ref - F007 / Canada ) - 2002
Konk West - And Now! - Four01 Recordings ( ref - F004 / Canada ) - 2001
Konk West - The Kuala Lumpur Ep - Le Chic Records ( ref - Chic007 / France ) - 2000
Pez & Plastik - The Grand Wash Ep - KW2 Records ( ref - KW2004 / France ) - 2006
Pez & Plastik - Dance Ep - KW Records ( ref - KW1003 / France ) - 2003
Bad Dudes - Bad Ddes Ep - KW Records ( ref - KW1002 / France ) - 2003
Cocobanana - Wandinimah - Solid / Poumtchack ( ref - Pm12 / France ) - 2002
Konk West vs Ciudad Feliz - Peligroso Bikini Ep - Stickman Records ( ref - Stk95 / Canada ) - 2002
Nicolas Bulostin - Nothing Better - Premier Cru - Grape Records ( ref - PrC001 / UK ) - 2006
Marlon Jacksons - Steal Your Bike! - Bugeyed Records ( ref - Fix20 / Canada ) - 2004
Bad Dudes - Bad Dudes Ep - KW Records ( ref - KW1002 / France ) - 2003
Medhispoz - Underground Vibe - Ssens Records ( ref - Ssp03 / France ) - 2003
Tekel - Colony Remixes - Initial cuts ( ref - InC003 / France ) - 2003
Ludovic Llorca ft Lady Bird - Can't take it - Fcom Unreleased / KW Productions ( France ) - 2002
Ciudad Feliz - Cosmopolita - KW Records ( ref - KW1001 / France ) - 2002
Wins - Sometimes you win - Wins ( France ) - 2001
"CD Compilations / Dj Mixes (Tracks appear on)" Fafa Monteco
- Live at Redlight Vol2 - Selected track "The Show Remix" By Lucas Konk West - Hypnotik Music - Paris / France - 2005
Hatiras - Electronic Luv Too - Selected track "Steal your Bike Remix" By Lucas Konk West - Blowmedia US - Nyc / USA - 2004
Pervert 2004 - Selected track "Dance" By Pez & Plastik - Sonic Solution - Milan / Italia - 2004
Ministry Of Sound / Ben Corbel - Filth - Selected track "Batofar", compiled by Ben Corbel - MOF Asia - Sydney / Australia - 2003
L'atlantida - Disco Beach Sitges - Selected track "Batofar" - House works - Barcelona / Spain - 2003
KW Music Group presents - Sampler 2003 - Selected & compiled by Lucas Konk West - KW Music Group - Paris / France - 2003
Dj Dan - Roundtrip - Selected track "Portobello's Swing" - Kinetic records - Nyc / U.S.A - 2002
Dj Tsuyoshi - Break the system down 2 - Selected track "And now bass..." - Feedback Rec - Tokyo / Japan - 2002
Various artists - Best from Le Chic - Selected tracks "Julian's Bar" & "Kosmos 99" - Le Chic - Paris / France - 2001
Dj Gemini - Underground Playground - Selected track "Julian's Bar" - Music 101 - Chicago / USA - 2001
Various artists - Extraxion - Selected track "B-funky" - Traxup Editions - Paris / France - 2000
Referenced from Wikipedia: Konk West