SHA SHA KIMBO
Label: god particle
Residencies: Smartbar -Planet Chicago, As You Like It -San Francisco
Underground: Naughty Bad Fun Collective
One of the fascinating creatures that our Planet houses is the ever-elusive Sassmouth. Fortunately, the Planet Chicago recording crew caught some sounds from her natural habitat, and we just finished listening to the entire Sassmouth ‘Collected Mixes’ and ‘Selected Productions.’ The music explores all aspects of our Planet. Mind the abundant basslines, dazzling melodies, and unparalleled orchestral score. I was absolutely gobsmacked from start to finish indeed!
As of her ‘god particle’ label launch in early 2013, and ‘Planet Chicago’ club night launch at the legendary ‘Smartbar’ in early 2014 where she continues her Chicago residency, one can say that she is quite simply the inimitable nature/wildlife/DJ/producer. Following the similarly paramount achievement of being enlisted as a resident for the San Francisco based ‘As You Like It’ production group in early 2013, this colossal cephalopod continued to so sensibly organize each and every impromptu mix whilst covering specific genre regions and/or habitats (deep oceans, techno, Great Lakes, house, shallow seas, electro, urban rivers, experimental, etc.) until the entire Planet was magnificently represented by the most astonishing sounds you’ve ever experienced from the comforts of home, club, or NBFC underground party. -Sir David Attenborough
“LA-based Sha Sha Kimbo offers a uniquely Californian take on bass-loaded club constructions. In a scene dominated by textures of the ice cold variety, Sha Sha’s productions dazzle with a vivacious sheen befitting of the Golden State. Her beats are every bit as hard as the rowdiest basement heaters, with sharp percussive hits and thundering bass laying the foundations. Above this, she builds more playful layers, utilising everything from accelerated Missy Elliott samples to synths that surge like adrenaline shots. Her DJ sets are equally intoxicating, coursing through glossy sounds, hype vocal cuts and muscular rhythms in the field of trance, trap, techno and more. Keep your eyes on the CyberSonicLA label, party and mix series she co-founded with Sweltá for guaranteed thrills.” - Patrick Hinton, MixMag 2018
Sha Sha Kimbo is a Los Angeles based DJ and producer, who has been carving out her own style with her productions and selective DJ sets. You can hear her tunes & sets at fashions shows, festivals and underground clubs worldwide or monthly at her night #CyberSonicLA. Sha Sha Kimbo has releases on NEST HQ, Hot Mom, Top Billing (UK), Meanbucket (CZ), and more coming out on her labels Nature Tones & CyberSonicLA. Sha Sha has also participated in Red Bull Music Academy’s Bass Camp and has contributed to Ableton’s ‘One Thing’ video series.
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