We are sad to announce that Fat Jon has had to reschedule his appearance at Otakon this year due to an unavoidable personal circumstance.
Fat Jon has expressed his profound gratitude for the opportunity to be a part of Otakon, and looks forward to joining us in 2020.
Please join with us in wishing Fat Jon all the best, and our excitement to see him next year.
fat jon is a member of a progressive hip hop outfit hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio called the Five Deez. In this group, he is an emcee/producer and dj. They were first introduced to the world market with their debut 12" "Bluelight Special". They have since gone on to produce over 50 more releases. Their critically acclaimed introductory full length "Koolmotor" hit shelves in December 2001. Hip-hop infinity.com summed it up best, "if the Five Deez continue making music like this, they are looking to establish themselves as the next big thing." In 2002, to support Koolmotor, Five Deez toured the world extensively hitting France, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Denmark, Belgium, Holland, Poland, Sweden, Japan and the USA. At the end of 2002, Five Deez signed with German mega-label K7! Their album "Kinkynasti" was released in the fall of 2003. They went on to tour the world with a new sound they labeled as transdimensional space funk! 2006 saw the release of their album, “Kommunicator”. The style and sonic quality of this album was years ahead of its time.
fat jon also started his own record label (ample soul), which has released material from the Five Deez and some other of his projects as well as the Afro Samurai soundtrack produced by none other than the Rza.
fat jon has also stayed quite busy by producing several solo offerings. Following up his 2001 instrumental opus "Humanoid Erotica" (as Maurice Galactica), fat jon released two instrumental albums in 2002, "Wave Motion" and "Lightweight Heavy". He was featured in Urb magazine as a member of its next 100 and was also highlighted by a feature story in billboard magazine. He now lives in Frankfurt, Germany and is also half of the numerical super group 3582, where he provides vocals to lush soulful soundscapes. Their 1st EP was titled "The Living Soul" and their 2nd EP, "Situational Ethics". fat jon also recorded a breakthrough album called "Afterthought", which continued his journey into instrumental landscapes. fat jon also was part of the production team which scored music for the hit tv show "Samurai Champloo", which has become a modern day classic!!!! fat jon followed these albums with the beautiful “Repaint Tomorrow”, which saw him further experiment with live instrumentation and different time signatures. He followed up that album with “Hundred Eight Stars”. His next project was titled “Rapture Kontrolle”. It is a continuation of his Maurice Galactica personality and was well received by fans and critics.
fat jon has formed other groups along the way like Rebel Clique, which consists of him and Amleset Solomon. This group has released two albums, “Unique Connection” and “Still Curious” and has a new one on the way titled “Broken Silence”. fat jon has also collaborated with his fellow Five Deez producer Sonic Brown to create the group, “Beautiful Killing Machine”, whose self-titled debut album was well received and released in 2009.
fat jon has also produced a collaborative project with Belgium’s own super hero, Styrofoam. The album is called “The Same Channel” and there has never been another album that blended Hip Hop and Electronic music so perfectly. fat jon has also toured the world with electronic minimalist producer Pole. After meeting in Berlin, they recorded new material, which appeared on Pole's album, "Pole".
His latest album is “Tephlon Funk: The Free Tape”. It is available as a free download and also on vinyl. It currently has a single called “Kreature”. This album is a history-making endeavor. It is actually the soundtrack to a manga that is currently in development to be animated. The album includes an original 36-page manga.
fat jon is also a rapper and has been continually featured as a guest vocalist from artists all over the world and has more collaborations on the way. fat jon lives in the future and always brings his fans to his sound.
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