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Name: Kelvin Brown
Music Style: Deep House, Soul, Jazz, Disco, Broken Beat
Outlar-Listed Events: 2
Outlar Cross-references: Domu, Mr Scruff, François K, Gilles Peterson, Benji B, Ashley Beedle, Bugz in the Attic, Moodymann, Atjazz, Recloose, The Magnet, WhiteNoiseBoy
Kelvin Brown Intro:
Kelvin grew up in Coventry, first exposed to music through hip hop and reggae, and became involved in the rapidly expanding Drum and Bass scene in the Midlands of the early 90s. Moved to Manchester to study, and began to DJ at house parties across the city. Off the back of this he was offered a residency at the Electric Chair, playing alongside guests such as Atjazz
, Dego, Charlie Dark, London Electricity and Afronaught.
In addition, Kelvin runs his own night Eyes Down in Manchester, where he has played alondside the likes of Recloose
, I.G Culture, Domu
, ?uestlove, Pepe Braddock and Moodymann
Kelvin has developed an increasingly uncompromising music policy, focusing on individual and often challenging selections taking in Jazz, African, Broken Beat, Hip Hop, Disco, House, Detroit Techno, Folk and Reggae. This has led to increasing work as a guest DJ across the country, including a monthly spot at London's legendary Plastic People, where other guests have included Gilles Peterson
, Madlib, François K
ervorkian, Mr Scruff
and Masters at Work.
In addition he has played at the Sonar Kollectiv night in London, Jigsaw music in Birmingham, various Fat City Records events, Scuba and Lights Down Low in Sheffied, The Magnet
Liverpool and the Electric Souls events, alongside Theo Parrsh, Ashley Beedle
, Bugz in the Attic
and Amp Fiddler. In addition regular support DJ for bands including De Lata, Reel People, Antibalas, Fela Kuti's drummer Tony Allen.
He has also provided guest mixes for various radio shows including Benji B
's 'Deviation' show on Radio One Xtra, and played live on Gilles Peterson
's 'Worldwide' show on Radio One.
Kelvin, alongside partner in crime Jon-K, was named City Life Magazine's DJ of the year for 2004/2005
Past Kelvin Brown Events ( 2 Listed )
Kelvin Brown in 2004...
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