Shimon has nearly 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 the world over. The one thing all these massive tracks have in common: legendary DJ/producer Shimon, who 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 has found him experimenting more and more. He has produced nu-skool breaks tunes ‘I Like You,” ‘Around the Edge,” and ‘White Noise,” which were released on esteemed breaks label Fingerlickin Records. The tracks were quickly embraced by the genre’s key influencers, touted by the likes of Stanton Warriors, Crystal Method and Plump DJs, et al.
With a deeply embedded yearning for musical challenges and a concentrated passion for music, it is no surprise that Shimon’s name is synonymous with high-grade, quality dance music. In the mid 00’s it seemed the natural next step he felt he should take, was the ultimate step up in his musical career.
In 2007, Shimon launched 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 five-man Parisian outfit Dirtyphonics, and Austrian duo Camo & Krooked. Dirtyphonics’s debut releases ‘French Fuck” and ‘Bonus Level” instantly garnered widespread acclaim; shortly thereafter, Dirtyphonics was awarded the prize for Best Newcomer Producers at DNB Arena’s Drum & Bass Awards, with AudioPorn credited with bringing Dirtyphonics to the world’s attention. Their next release ‘Vandals,” released on AudioPorn in 2009, remains one of the top tunes of all time on the Beatport Drum and Bass Classics Chart.
More recent AudioPorn signings have included, High Maintenance, Xilent, Mediks, Dub FX, North Base and Benny L. With signings and releases from this stellar cast of artists AudioPorn has gone from fledgling label to tastemaker in a 10 year period.