[ Biography ]
Producer & DJ signed to International Deejay Gigolo, CMYK and owner of label Mikrowave.
[ Biog update Feb 07 ]
He has recently completed his debut album, to be released in spring 2007 on International Deejay Gigolo. His first single for Gigolo was ‘DMX‘, released in November 2006.
He has also recently completed tracks for Skint Records and Alex Under’s CMYK label, to come out later in 2007. In 2006, Kevin made an unofficial remix of the R & S classic ‘Vamp’ by Outlander. This has now been officially licensed and will appear on the Gigolo 10 compilation released in April this year. Kevin will be performing live in Berlin to coincide with the 10th anniversary of Gigolo.
His own label Mikrowave was formed in 2006 and as well as his own output has included music from Alex Under, Agaric and Marc Ashken. The coming year on Mikrowave will see more from Kevin, as well as Mark Broom, Phil Kieran, Tadeo, Bodycode, Mihalis Safras and more.
Appearances in 2006 included an interview and Ableton mix for Radio 1, on the Fergie show in April. He was also featured earlier in the year in a ‘Best of British Futures’ show alongside James Talk and Dave Robertson. Kevin now exclusively gigs with his laptop and MIDI gear. This allows him to experiment and improvise live, performing different versions of his own music every time.
Kevin’s musical influences are diverse but he takes most inspiration from the raw, emotive and groove led music of Chicago, New York and Detroit. Artists like Green Velvet, Todd Terry, Carl Craig, Jeff Mills, Rob Hood, Boo Williams, DJ Sneak, Derrick May, Masters At Work and Kevin Saunderson. Also, the European producers true to this such as Orlando Voorn, Laurent Garnier, Ian O’Brien, Steve Rachmad, Slam and most recently Alex Under.
Kevin has recorded under various aliases, and at various times worked in the music industry as promoter, graphic designer, teacher and photographer. Using the name ‘Cheech’ he remixed Tony Thomas for ‘Bugged’ (2003) and had his first track ‘Rocksteady’ (2002) re-released on Distinctiv’ in 2004. Cheech has appeared on compilations including James Lavelle’s Global Underground, Y4K, Ministry and others.
Kevin is based in his Manchester studio, and is originally from Chester, England.