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Biography

A bit of history… At the age of 12 Franck meets music and discovers drums and percussions. In the 90’s, he joins his first pop/rock band “Romy et les Gateaux secs” as a drummer and they soon will sign on with Barclay recording company for three LPs. He quickly learns the tricks of the trade thanks to numerous live concerts and tours in France and Belgium. In 1995, he changes his way when discovering electro-music which will come to enrich his musical universe. Kick Bong then starts to compose in his own recently set up home-studio. As of 2001, his tracks fast catch people’s attention and 17 of his compositions are released on some compilations for several labels (Spirit Zone, Candyflip, Clima, Peak, Hoots, Cosmicleaf, Chillcode, Ajana, Hadra, Sonic Motion, Blue hour sounds, Another chance records et Ultra vista). Soon after he meets the Confluent Association that is seduced by the cinematic dimension of its compositions and orders him a music between ambient, dub and jungle styles for the documentary “Démarches de rues”. He also composes some tracks for Dior and Eden Park web sites. Parallel to his activities as a musician, he mixed with Dj Holls, founder of Clima Records, in many Parisian clubs : le Batofar, le Tryptique, le Divan du monde, le Gibus, le Glaz’art… Quickly remarked for the quality of his shows, he starts from 2005 to be booked for some live gigs and dj sets in clubs and festivals all around Europe.

A few dates and references… Drummer and percussionist 1998 Serious Bass Drums and percussions in this band that stands between funk and house music. Live concerts in Paris : Opus Café – Flèche d’Or … 1999 Tarace Boulba Percussions in this famous « Funk Fanfare » 2002 Marabunta, Drums and percussions (soul, funk, house). Many concerts : Club Med World – Opus Café – Show Case Fnac – track played on FG Radio as well as featuring on the Dancefloor FG Summer 2003 Compilation 2003, collectif Secret Vibes et LDB system, Drums and percussions (ethno-trance) Release of the album Secret Vibes Fire Fly (Goaty prod) Live concerts in Paris : le Glaz'art, la Loco, le Batofar, La Dame de Canton, le Cabaret Sauvage, le Triptyque, le Gibus. European tours : Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Morocco and France.
2010 Canove, Drums and percussions (Pop Rock) recording an album, released in 2012 + upcoming events.
2012 : Triptone my new project is coming!

DJ Set and Lives… Live concerts and mixes at Glade (Uk), Waveform festival (Uk), Boom festival (Portugal), Sinergia (Portugal), Utopia (Portugal), Diabolus in musica, (Portugal) Existence (Spain), Omni (Spain) , Arcadia (France), Hadra (France), Digital Harmonium (France), Cabaret Sauvage (Paris), Club Nordstar (Zurich), Kin and the 4 elements (Portugal).
Aurora festival (Greece), Ambiosonic (France)
Paris : Le Divan du monde, le Glaz'art, la Loco, le Batofar, La Dame de Canton, le Cabaret Sauvage, le Triptyque, le Gibus.

Discography:

2001 compil, Global psychedelic trance vol 7 : SPIRIT ZONE REC
2002 compil, Global psychedelic chill out vol 3 : SPIRIT ZONE REC
2002 compil, Global psychedelic trance vol 8 : SPIRIT ZONE REC
2003 compil, Global psychedelic chill out vol 4 : SPIRIT ZONE REC
2003 compil, Mountain high : CANDYFLIP REC
2004 compil, Green instant : CLIMA REC
2005 album, A cup of tea? : ULTRA VISTA REC
2005 compil, Chilling goddess : PEAK REC
2005 compil, Electric summer in corsica : HOOTS REC
2005 compil, Mountain high 2 : CANDYFLIP REC
2005 compil, Chillogram : PEAK REC
2006 compil, Nova natura 2 : COSMICLEAF REC
2007 compil, Chiller vol 1 : CHILLCODE MUSIC
2008 compil, Materia musica : AJANA REC
2008 compil, Tranchillizer : PEAK REC
2008 album, Flower power : COSMICLEAF REC
2008 compil, Hadravision : HADRA REC
2009 compil, Sonic Atmosphère : SONIC MOTION REC
2010 compil, Made of dawn : BLUE HOUR SOUNDS
2010 EP, What's up in this world? : ANOTHER CHANCE REC
2010 new album, Kind of imagination : COSMICLEAF REC
2011 Swordxl remixes, Break up the right way : ANOTHER CHANCE REC
2011 compil, Goa beach vol 16 : YSE RECORDINGS
2011 EP, What's up in this world, Remix : BUS RECORDS
2011 new album, Remixed : COSMICLEAF RECORDS
2011 new album, A cup of tea Remastered edition : COSMICLEAF RECORDS
2011 compil, Cafe Bombay : AVATAR RECORDS
2011 compil, Goa beach vol 18 : YSE RECORDINGS
2012 EP Everyday with hope (feat Angie) : AJNAVISION RECORDS
2012 EP AKARA Remixed : BANDCAMP
2012 compil, Goa beach vol 20 : YSE RECORDINGS
2012 Collection Album, 2001 2010 : COSMICLEAF RECORDS
2012 EP Presence : PLUSQUAM RECORDS
2013 Album - The Secret Garden : COSMICLEAF RECORDS
2013 EP Kick Bong and Sword xl - Digital talk : BASS STAR RECORDS
2013 EP Kick Bong and Squazoid - Bongzoid Fusion : UXMAL RECORDS
2014 Album - A Waking Dream : COSMICLEAF RECORDS
2014 EP Kick Bong and Squazoid - Celestia : COSMICLEAF RECORDS
2014 EP Everyday with hope (feat Angie) : COSMICLEAF RECORDS
2014 EP Kick Bong and Squazoid - Ethnic Vision : COSMICLEAF RECORDS
2015 EP Kick Bong and Squazoid - Deep Trip : COSMICLEAF RECORDS
2015 EP Kick Bong and Unhappiness - True Love : COSMICLEAF RECORDS
2015 New Album - The Lost Valley - COSMICLEAF RECORDS

websites:
http://www.kickbong.com

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