audiopornographer // DJ // producer // founder of MOARRR, AudioPorn Central and WHA!?

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Biography

Simon Iddol started blogging and producing mashups incognito in April 2006, as the mysterious DJ from Vatican City, represented by a hand drawn cartoon angel only. For three years no one in the whole world had any idea who was behind the mask. During this ‘Vatican Years’, Simon Iddol became one of the key figures of the mashup scene and culture and the most influential music blogger of Eastern-Europe. Two of the most important mashup websites are his works, MashUpTown mashuptown.com (co-owner fall 2006 - May 2007) and AudioPorn Central audioporncentral.com (founder August 2007 - present). Simon Iddol made his name in the mashup scene with the WHA!? compilations, a bimonthly virtual compilation series containing the best mashups, and special mashup albums with different themes. He was the producer of 18 mashup complations, most of which were posted on many blogs and gained huge internet hype as well as resulted in various viral videos with over 2 million views on YouTube.

His most famous brainchild is the notorious music blog AudioPorn Central, which is one of the TOP10 music blogs of the world. It was voted as the 2nd best blog on the BT Digital Awards People’s Choice 2010. It was chosen as a featured blog on both Typepad and Fairtilizer and has since become an international blog network. APC is a creative gang of DJs and producers from all over the world. Apart from blogging about music daily, the APC Family regularly creates cutting edge mashup and remix compilations and mixtapes, e.g. the bastardized version of The Young Punx’s 2010 album. But the members of the APC remix team are also working individually on various official remix projects for many artists.

Simon Iddol took off his mask in late 2008 and started to DJ as the ambassador of mashup culture and audioporn. He played in various European cities, big clubs and festivals. As he says: “I believe that mashup culture is the driving force of the evolution of pop music these days. This is the new revolution and its changing the ways we produce, release, sell and listen music. The so called unofficial mashup culture brings artists together from different styles and from different parts of the world. It’s completely changing the game.” And he is a man who walks his talk. The video of his mashup ‘Lollibon’ was premiered on FADER, his mashups have been played in many radio stations all over the world, he has made guest mixes for the National Radio of Spain and so on.

Simon Iddol regularly gives presentations and workshops about mashup / remix culture, the present and future of music in the digital age and he also helps and educates artists on how to optimally use the internet for promotional purposes.

OFFICIAL REMIXES

made as +VAT (with modul aka mango) and as Simon Iddol

- Giorgio Moroder vs +VAT - E=MC2 (+VAT Relativity Mix) - MB DISCO, 2012
- Analog Cuvee - Tulipan (+VAT remix) - Mamazone Records, 2011
- Caan - Into The Night (Simon Iddol remix) - Camouflage Recordings, 2012

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