DJ ICON, also known as Connie Wong, began her DJ career in 1996 at age 16 in San Francisco. She quickly rose in the ranks and created a name for herself in the underground, soon to break through the surface onto clubs, festivals, televisions, and radios across the globe.
ICON was known as primarily a Trance DJ for the first half of her career but since 2001, she has immersed herself into Breakbeats and almost exclusively plays Nu-Skool and Funky Breaks, a style she refers to as “Dirty Breaks”. Whether it’s Breaks or Beats, she is known to always keep the dance floor moving with slamming tracks and her animated performances.
ICON founded her production company, Mach 5, in 2000 and has promoted many of her own events in San Francisco as well as in New York City, where she resided for almost three years. During that time, ICON also co-founded Sister NYC (www.sisternyc.com), an east coast chapter of the original all-female DJ collective from San Francisco, Sister SF (www.sistersf.com).
ICON has appeared on two different television series. In 2001, she was featured as one of the U.S.’s most promising up and coming DJs in “Disc Jockey”, a twelve-part documentary series that aired on Showtime™ and ShoNext™. In 2003, she starred as the DJ on “The Wade Robson Project”, a dance competition hosted by super choreographer, Wade Robson, on MTV™. The hit series aired in the U.S., U.K. and Europe, soon to be aired in Asia.
ICON has a number of radio show residencies. She does a monthly Breaks show for “Thump Funk” on XM Satellite 80, plays regularly for “House Nation”, Friday nights on Wild 94.9, and still periodically appears on “Solid State”, a weekly Saturday night electronic music show on K-ROCK in New York City. She has also appeared on Bay Area Breakbeat shows, “Future Breaks FM” and “Bassline FM”.
Since her return to San Francisco in 2004, ICON has partnered up with longtime friend and mentor turned boyfriend, DJ Mystre, to establish Reverb Records, a successful record store in the Haight/Ashbury district that specializes in all genres of Underground Electronic Dance Music. Along with managing the record store, together they also promote large-scale productions showcasing local talent as well as sought after headlining acts from around the world. Next on their agenda is the Reverb record label and upcoming online venture, DanceMusic1.
ICON is represented by Chaotica Music Agency, one of the most renowned booking agencies in the world. She is on a roster, and often performs with many of the top acts in the industry including Paul Oakenfold, Sandra Collins, Adam Freeland, The Chemical Brothers, Prodigy, The Streets, Plump DJs, Stanton Warriors, Roni Size and many more. For bookings, please contact Gerry Gerrard at (212) 725-5588 (www.chaotica.com). For more information on DJ ICON, please visit www.djicon.com.