Simon Caldwell is one of a handful of DJ’s whose name adds a certain integrity to an event. Playing since the early 1990’s to beer drinkers, bum shakers and radio listeners alike, he has managed to avoid the stifling ‘style’ classification so many other DJ’s trap themselves into, keeping himself free to draw on his varied loves of deep, soulful house, techno, funk, jazz, electro, booty, hip hop and anything else which catches his ear.
Simon has supported (on the same stage) a list of internationals longer than your arm, including Larry Heard, Theo Parrish, James Brown, DJ Sotofett, The Black Madonna, Todd Terje, Rolando, Herbert, Claude Young, Maurice Fulton, Grace Jones, Derrick Carter, Vakula, Moodymann, Actress, Onra, Moritz von Oswald, Charles Webster, Fred P and Frankie Knuckles, to name just a few. He currently holds down Monday Sunset on FBI Radio, and is resident/co-promoter of Mad Racket, a Sydney underground party institution running since 1998, responsible for the first ever tours of Moodymann, Herbert, Jamie Lidell, The Black Madonna, Charles Webster, Jus Ed & Steve Bug, among others.
Among many podcasts and live mixes, Simon has been invited to present mixes for Resident Advisor’s illustrious podcast (#181), Melbourne Deepcast, John Digweed’s Transitions show and Boiler Room (in early 2014, alongside Derrick Carter). In mid 2014 Simon based himself in Berlin for three months and played 5 shows there at clubs including Wilde Renate and Prince Charles, plus 2 shows in Russia and shows in Hamburg (Golden Pudel Club) and London (Rhythm Section, Peckham). In 2016 Simon did shows in Berlin and Hamburg.