Strictly Kev has been involved with the multi-producer DJ Food project for 25 years, being the sole remaining member for the last 15. He has DJed the world over with Food originators Coldcut and PC as well as performing 4 deck AV sets with Solid Steel radio partner, DK.
From 1995’s ‘Recipe For Disaster’ onwards, he has mixed 100s of hours of audio for compilations, radio and the web using his 30 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.
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 activities including the 200+ pg history book, exhibition and lavish box set that celebrated 20 years of the label in 2010.
2012’s ‘The Search Engine’ album featuring JG Thirlwell (Foetus), The The’s Matt Johnson and Natural Self was launched at the London Planetarium with a 50 minute 360 degree full dome visual showcase made in conjunction with their astronomers.
He’s at home spinning AV sets on his digital Serato set up in clubs as he is playing for 5 hours at super hi-fi bar, Spiritland. Creating bespoke, themed sets for the Secret Cinema organisation or busting through old school acid house 45s at Big Fish Little Fish parties.
A keen collaborator, in recent years he’s toured with DJs Cheeba and Moneyshot performing a 4 deck recreation of the Beastie Boys’ Paul’s Boutique album and set up multimedia back-to-analog night, Further, with Pete Williams.
High profile bookings saw him performing on stage at the London Palladium for penguin books on World Book Day, warming up for The Art Of Noise at the British Library and supporting the legendary band, The The, on their comeback tour of 2018.
An avid collector and archivist, he continues to play, collect and write about music on his travels for his djfood.org blog.