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Sunday, 16 August 2009 07:27

The Best Vibe

Growing up in Montreal during the 70’s and the 80’s, Gene was influenced by a lot of sounds from his environment .
Being surrounded by music all the time gave him the urge to learn to play an instrument. In 1978, Gene discovered DJing and started playing high school dances and The Skadium roller rink, at the age of 13.

From 1982 to 1987, he played at various dance clubs all over Montreal . Relocating to Toronto in 1987, Gene played at smaller clubs and special events, until working steady gigs, doing parties for local promoters & working bigger clubs to this day.

On the Production side, from 1991 to the present, Gene King has remixed and produced music for numerous labels like: Contraband, A&M, BMG, KMS, Defender, Slip N’Slide, Debut, Hi-Bias, Warner, Easy Street, Ultrasound and most recently Philosophie Music Detroit, Priti Soul/Jellybean Records in NYC and the Legendary 157 Shelter Records in New York City.

In 1993 he co-founded Contraband records with Carlos Clarke (For a more complete list of production please refer to the list below.)

In October 2005 He founded Shines Records which later on spawned another label Plusgroove records . Putting out favourites like “Sunrise-Genetix Ft. Shanchoy, Suges ft Limore –Do with You and many others…

While busy in the studio and Djing at the downtown clubs, Gene also became a programmer for CKLN.88.1 FM in 1993 – DJ’ing for Midnight Madness, now known as Soul Fusion Express. A year after the name change, Gene King started his own show, Vibes N’ Vinyl ,which airs every Friday night/Saturday Morning on the same station and can be heard at www.motionfm.com online every Mondays from 3PM to 6PM.

Gene is Currently working Clubs in the Downtown Entertainment District in toronto and on remixes and production for artists , Darnell Kendricks , C.9ine and Stephanie Cook for releases on Dubai's Rasani Records, 157 Shelter Records , Consortium Muzik Chicago DIN Records and BBB in South Africa.

RADIO EXPERIENCE:
*From 1993 to present has been a dj/programmer for CKLN 88.1 FM (Toronto)

Gene King On Traxsource : http://www.traxsource.com/index.php?act=search&ss=Gene+King&sc=all&cf=all&gf=0
Shines Records on Traxsource.com: http://www.traxsource.com/Shines
Shine records on Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/shnes
Gene King on Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/gene.kng
Gene King discography on discogs.com: http://www.discogs.com/artist/Gene+King