Bong-Ra

Real Name:
Jason Köhnen
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Bong-Ra's trademark 'jungle rock' style has been moulded over the past 6 to 7 years to become a recognizable and addictive sound. Although his compositions and tracks may vary there's always an adrenaline rush of some sort buzzing around. Mostly recognized for his part in the 'Yardcore' or 'Raggacore' sub genre, his tracks differ significantly and crossover ranges of styles which have played a part in his musical development, be it Metal, Gabba, Jazz, Rave or Jungle...and so on. Most important is the energy and mood of each track produced.

Since the Bong-Ra birth in 1997 there's been list of releases on various different labels such as Djax-X-Beats (NL), Death$ucker Records (UK), Russian Roulette Recordings (D), Supertracks (NL), Hydrophonic Records (IT), Soothsayer Recordings (USA) and Bruchstellen Records (D). Releasing two full length CD's in 1998 (New Millennium Dreadz) and 2003 (Bikini Bandits, Kill! Kill! Kill!).

In 2001 Clash Records was set up to release vinyl series of 7-inches with hardcore ragga jungle mayhem, seeing there wasn't much of that stuff being released around that time. In 2004 second label Kriss Records was set up to release more mash-up breakcore anarchy as 4-track EP's on 12-inch. The 'Breakcore a Go-Go!' nights we're the first Dutch regular bi-monthly hosted by Bong-Ra and FFF, which saw smashing line-ups running from 2002 to 2003, nowadays 'The Junglist' hardcore jungle nights in Rotterdam are the current regular monthly nights hosted by Clash Records.

Probably the highlight of Bong-Ra's career is the session for the late John Peel. After having the honours of meeting the 'Godlike Genius' himself, Peel asked Bong-Ra to do a session which was aired on 21st of February 2002. Many tunes were played regularly and has been a huge help in getting the sound spread around.

When it comes to the performances it's either a DJ set or an Audio/Visual set. Bong-Ra's first 'tour' with DJ Scud and Soundmurderer in the UK proved to be a success. Holland's biggest festivals (Lowlands, Eurosonic and Metropolis) we're conquered in 2003, and A/V performances at Impakt Festival, Sonic Acts and Rotterdam Film Festival and the exposition at the Museum for Modern Arts in Arnhem show the Arty Farty side to Bong-Ra.
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Albums

DJAX-X-716 Bong-Ra - New Millennium Dreadz album art Bong-Ra New Millennium Dreadz (Album) Djax-X-Beats DJAX-X-716 Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
ST1012 Bong-Ra - Bikini Bandits, Kill! Kill! Kill! album art Bong-Ra Bikini Bandits, Kill! Kill! Kill! (Album) Supertracks Records ST1012 Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version
none Bong-Ra - I Am The God Of Hellfire album art Bong-Ra I Am The God Of Hellfire (Album) Very Friendly none Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version
C13, SLR1202 Bong-Ra - Soldaat Van Oranje album art Bong-Ra Soldaat Van Oranje (Album) Mirex, Sublight Records C13, SLR1202 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
ADN84 Bong-Ra - Full Metal Racket album art Bong-Ra Full Metal Racket (Album) Ad Noiseam ADN84 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
PRSPCT RVLT LP 001 Bong-Ra - Monolith album art Bong-Ra Monolith (Album) PRSPCT RVLT PRSPCT RVLT LP 001 Netherlands 2012 Sell This Version
MURCD-038 Bong-Ra - Experiments In Nihilism album art Bong-Ra Experiments In Nihilism (Album) Murder Channel Records MURCD-038 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
Svart Lava 006 Bong-Ra - Antediluvian album art Bong-Ra Antediluvian (Album) Svart Lava Svart Lava 006 Netherlands 2018 Sell This Version
none Bong-Ra - Live At Sick And Twisted 28​/​4​/​06 album art Bong-Ra Live At Sick And Twisted 28​/​4​/​06(File, WAV, Mixed) Live At Sick And Twisted none Australia 2021

Singles & EPs

DJAX-X-712 Bong-Ra - Darkbreaks Volume 2 album art Bong-Ra Darkbreaks Volume 2 Djax-X-Beats DJAX-X-712 Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
DJAX-X-707 Bong-Ra - Darkbreaks Volume 1 album art Bong-Ra Darkbreaks Volume 1 Djax-X-Beats DJAX-X-707 Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
RRR06 Bong-Ra - Darkbreaks EP album art Bong-Ra Darkbreaks EP (EP) Russian Roulette Recordings RRR06 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
D$R 1.0 Bong-Ra - Riddim Wars album art Bong-Ra Riddim Wars Death$ucker Records D$R 1.0 UK 2002 Sell This Version
CLASH001 Bong-Ra - Clash 001 album art Bong-Ra Clash 001 Clash Records CLASH001 Netherlands 2002 Sell This Version
ST1011 Bong-Ra - Breakcore A Go-Go! - The 666MPH Remixes album art Bong-Ra Breakcore A Go-Go! - The 666MPH Remixes Supertracks Records ST1011 Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version
D$R3.0 Bong-Ra - Peel Session album art Bong-Ra Peel Session Death$ucker Records D$R3.0 UK 2003 Sell This Version
Death$ucker Records 6.0 Bong-Ra - Old-Skool Armageddon album art Bong-Ra Old-Skool Armageddon Death$ucker Records Death$ucker Records 6.0 UK 2004 Sell This Version
HYDROPHONIC 06 Bong-Ra - Conquering Lion album art Bong-Ra Conquering Lion Hydrophonic Records HYDROPHONIC 06 Italy 2004 Sell This Version
ST 1014 Bong-Ra - Renegade Bubblin' album art Bong-Ra vs. The Dirty Dred Bong-Ra vs. The Dirty Dred - Renegade Bubblin' Supertracks Records ST 1014 Netherlands 2004 Sell This Version
RRR 007 Bong-Ra - Praying Mantis E.P. album art Bong-Ra Praying Mantis E.P. (EP) Russian Roulette Recordings RRR 007 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
SS 01 Bong-Ra - Blood & Fire album art Bong-Ra Blood & Fire(7", Ltd) Soothsayer Recordings SS 01 US 2004 Sell This Version
CLASH006 Bong-Ra - Soundwave / Warhead album art Bong-Ra Soundwave / Warhead(7") Clash Records CLASH006 Netherlands 2004 Sell This Version
ADN49 Bong-Ra - Monsters Of Mashup album art Bong-Ra / Enduser / Shitmat Bong-Ra / Enduser / Shitmat - Monsters Of Mashup (EP) Ad Noiseam ADN49 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
Vynalogica 10 Bong-Ra - Colony Of Electric Machines album art Bong-Ra Colony Of Electric Machines(12") Vynalogica Vynalogica 10 Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version
ADN 47, ADN47 Bong-Ra - Grindkrusher album art Bong-Ra Grindkrusher(12") Ad Noiseam, Ad Noiseam ADN 47, ADN47 Germany 2005 Sell This Version

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kamikaze

kamikaze

September 12, 2003
One of the few dutch producers to make Jungle-oriented, experimental Drum & Bass and Breakcore. His productions are quite dense, firing amen beats and basses on the listener. Through his label Clash he releases the harder material varying from ragga-core to utter trash-core. Also check the Bikini Bandits project he's in.

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