February 01, 2017
Maurice Simon


Deep House  |  Tech House  |  Techno 

Whitelabel Kollektiv

A presence on the DJ circuit in Singapore since 2008, Maurice's musical journey began with a discovery of the nu-jazz and broken beat genres pioneered by Jazzanova, Trüby Trio and 4 Hero. He later ventured into the deep house and techno spectrum, inspired by time spent as a promoter for Ben Watt's iconic London-based Buzzin' Fly Records, and early releases put out by German labels Compost Records, Sonar Kollektiv and Dixon & Âme's Innervisions. The hallmark sound of his rhythmic DJ sets is now rooted firmly in the very core of house, soul and techno, blending diverse genres and varying tempos with a warm, harmonic mixing style touched with overlapping melodies, basslines and syncopated drum patterns.

Maurice has performed at major bar and club venues all over Singapore including Velvet Underground, Kyo, Canvas, Kilo Lounge, Tanjong Beach Club, W Hotel and Life is Beautiful. He has played alongside the likes of international heavy-weights Sei A and Rainer Trüby and made his debut at the ZoukOut Festival in 2013. He is also a core member of two Singapore based electronic music collectives, Sub.lime and The Electric Ambassadors, and was Heineken Music's appointed music ambassador for the 2014 edition of Green Room Sessions in Singapore.

2014 was a busy year of collaborations and debuts for Maurice as he performed at the ZoukOut 2014 Recharge Party, on Lush 99.5FM accompanied by Huiwen Tow on Cello, and as an invited guest DJ for parties run by leading Singapore based musical collectives and movements, notably Darker Than Wax, After Dark, TropicLab, DatDatDat, Philes Of Sound, Spaced Out Disco Juice, Wax On Wax Off, Good Times, Jack's Hit, Full Steam Ahead and Foundation (the flagship house & techno night at Canvas club).

Velvet Underground (SG), Kyo (SG), Canvas (SG) , Kilo Lounge (SG), Tanjong Beach Club (SG)

Jeremiah Lam