Soul Conspiracy

Real Name:
Simon van Kesteren
Simon van Kesteren set foot on planet earth in the year 1986, on the 22nd of July. He grew up listening to various music styles and developed a strong interest for everything that had to do with sound. After taping his family members, making radio plays and cutting and pasting strange sound effects he started making his own radio show around the age of ten. As time passed by, Simon gained more and more experience with computers and various techniques, which led to recording tracks with class mates during high school.

Having listened to electronic music for years, and having just discovered a new piece of music software which gave him the opportunity to produce in a more professional way, his tracks were sounding better and better. Several demos were sent and responded to unsuccessfully, but around 2004 Simon sent three new tracks to German dj and producer Sharam Jey which resulted in his very own first release on vinyl.

Since then, his tracks have been put out on labels such as Work and Fresh Fruit (Rhythm Import), Soulfuric, R&G Electronics, Chega, Rootz Records and N.E.W.S. Records. Since then he has also remixed artists as Hardsoul, Bob Sinclar and jazz-singer Natalie Williams.
Around 2005, Simon was introduced to Dutch dj Baggi Begovic, with whom he still works today. Together they have been responsible for remixes of Christina Aguilera, Donna Summer, Shawn Christopher and Copyright on prestigious labels such as Defected, Burgundy Records (Sony), Nervous and Stealth Records.

Currently, lots of stuff is going on! Simon will be releasing a new record under his Soul Conspiracy alias. Geezer and Sneezer are set for the 18th of October on Blackbird Records; the tech house sub label from Flamingo Recordings - led by Fedde le Grand and Funkerman. Of course new tracks made with Baggi are also coming soon.

Influenced by lots of music styles and artists (Stuart Price, Fela Kuti, Masters At Work, Cerrone, DJ Gregory, Dennis Ferrer, Basement Jaxx, Goldfrapp) Simon tries to put down his own specific mark on every production made. He is not a dj, nor a performer, rather remaining behind the scenes producing, remixing and engineering. He'd never want to end up into one specific style and therefore produces more than house music alone. Whether it's pop, game music or a film score, all options remains open.

Singles & EPs

WORK 69 Soul Conspiracy - The Thing / Love Juice album art Soul Conspiracy The Thing / Love Juice(12") Work Records WORK 69 Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version
FACTO 013 Soul Conspiracy - We Are Coming album art Soul Conspiracy We Are Coming(12") La Factoria Discos FACTO 013 Spain 2005 Sell This Version
WORK 75 Soul Conspiracy - Hi Jack! / Hard Day's Work album art Soul Conspiracy Hi Jack! / Hard Day's Work(12") Work Records WORK 75 Netherlands 2006 Sell This Version
RTZ025 Soul Conspiracy - Say What! album art Soul Conspiracy Say What!(12") Rootz Records RTZ025 Netherlands 2007 Sell This Version
Soul Conspiracy - So Into U album art Baggi Begovic & Soul Conspiracy Feat. Caprice (10) Baggi Begovic & Soul Conspiracy Feat. Caprice (10) - So Into U (Single) Roog & Greg Electronics Netherlands 2008 Sell This Version
rarh 08 Soul Conspiracy - Life album art Soul Conspiracy Feat. Ja'Quita* Soul Conspiracy Feat. Ja'Quita* - Life(12") Radikal Rhythm rarh 08 Netherlands 2008 Sell This Version