Shimon has over 25 years in the drum and bass scene. With anthems such as ‘Body Rock’, ‘Hush Hush’, ‘Night Flight’, ‘The Shadow Knows’, ‘The Predator’, ‘Quest’ and ‘Screamer’, the list of serious cuts have had drum and bass aficionados going crazy worldwide. The one thing all these massive tracks have in common: legendary DJ/producer Shimon. He has produced some of the most seminal drum and bass tracks of all time.
Despite his numerous accolades in the world of drum ‘n’ bass, Shimon’s innate musical curiosity and awareness found him experimenting more and more. He has produced nu-skool breaks tunes ‘I Like You,’ ‘Around the Edge,’ and ‘White Noise’. All released on esteemed breaks label Fingerlickin Records. The tracks were immediately embraced by the genre’s key influencers, touted by the likes of Stanton Warriors, Crystal Method and Plump DJs.
2007 saw Shimon launch his highly anticipated AudioPorn Records as label head. In just over a decade AudioPorn has become a serious force to be reckoned with. They have exclusively signed some of the scene’s most exciting and sought-after newcomers. These include the Parisian outfit Dirtyphonics, and Austrian duo Camo & Krooked. Dirtyphonics’s debut releases ‘French Fuck’ and ‘Bonus Level’ garnered widespread acclaim. Thereafter, Dirtyphonics was awarded the prize for Best Newcomer Producers at DNB Arena’s Drum & Bass Awards. Their next release ‘Vandals,’ released on AudioPorn in 2009, remains one of the top tunes of all time on the Beatport Drum and Bass Charts.
More recent AudioPorn signings include, High Maintenance, Xilent, Mediks, Dub FX, Hybrid Minds and Benny L. With signings and releases from this stellar cast of artists Shimon’s AudioPorn has gone from fledgling label to tastemaker in a 12 year period.