Strictly Kev has been involved with the multi-producer DJ Food project for over 20 years, being the sole remaining member for over a decade. He has DJed the world over with Food originators Coldcut and PC as well as performing 4 deck Audio Visual sets with Solid Steel radio main man DK.
From 1995’s ‘Recipe For Disaster’ onwards, he has mixed 100s of hours of audio for compilations, radio and the web using his 25 plus years of DJ experience and vast record collection. Re-scoring The Monkees’ cult classic film ‘Head’ on turntables or inviting Paul Morley to narrate a history of cut and paste music on his ‘Raiding the 20th Century’ mix are just two examples of personal projects he created during the 00s.
Kev is an avid collector of records, comics, toys, original art, music memorabilia and vintage sci-fi books. He has been in the enviable position of scouring the Sesame Workshop archives in New York for an aborted mix album and being one of the only people invited to dig through Trevor Horn’s master tape collection for reissue material on the ZTT label.
In tandem he has enjoyed a career as chief designer for Ninja Tune since the early 90’s, running parallel with his music making. In 2010 he was responsible for the entire look and design of the Ninja Tune XX campaign and releases, including a 200+ pg history book, exhibition and the lavish box set that celebrated 20 years of the label.
His last album, 2012’s ‘The Search Engine’, featured JG Thirlwell (Foetus), The The’s Matt Johnson and Tru Thoughts artist Natural Self across several vocal cuts. The launch party was conducted in the London Planetarium with a 50 minute 360 degree full dome visual showcase made by Kev in conjunction with their astronomers. He continues to play, mix, collect and write about music on his travels as well as blogging constantly on his djfood.org site.