It’s been a while since I’ve posted new ear candy here, but I think it was worth the wait. The first (of more to come I hope) post curated and delivered by our very own CobyOne! Enjoy…
“I’ve recently had the pleasure of meeting Keekz when he was spinning a set at small Dub-step Night in LA. Little did I know that I’d be working with him, not as Dj’s or Producers but as actual co-workers. Kenneth is a Drum and Bass head at heart and in the last 3 years, since moving to LA, has found himself engulfed in the LA Dub scene and has built a vast knowledge of Dub-Step from all over the globe. Keekz has been Djing for 8 years but was manipulating sound waves 5 years before that. He has a musical background that precedes his electronic music endeavors that shines through when he’s making music or blending two tracks.
His production style can be very melodic and smooth, reminiscent of Liquid Drum n Bass. Which if you talk to him about his Drum n Bass past, you quickly understand why. But don’t let the words “melodic and smooth” fool you, Keekz is a bass head through and through. He doesn’t skimp on the low end, so have no fear. You can actually hear 4 of his original tracks on this mix.
He hails from Greensboro, North Carolina where he discovered and fell in love with Drum n Bass, ultimately changing the shape of his musical direction. For nearly a decade he produced and DJ’ed DnB, but it wasn’t till he moved to LA that his sound took another turn. Dub-Step… This mix is the kind of set that takes you through different moods and styles, that breaks the monotony, that some single genre mixes can carry. Everything from some in your face bass, to feeling pretty, to wanting to jump up and get down. If you’re a fan of Dnb and Dub-step, then I’m sure you will have no problem digging this mix.
Keekz is a very intelligent and tech savvy guy and it shows in his production. I have the proud opportunity of getting to remix one of his original tracks, “Who You Are”, which you will find on this mix. Keekz has an EP coming out on Pocket Socket Records and is in the works on releasing another single with InDaJungle Recordings. Don’t sleep on this guy people! I’ve become good friends with him and his approach and mindset towards electronic music fits right in with the kind of people we love here at The Funk Kind.
I am proud to bring you TFK listeners the first little taste of my friend and fellow DJ/Producer Dj Keekz…. Look for collaborations with myself and Kenneth in the near future. Meanwhile, download and enjoy!
Check out his tunes on www.myspace.com/Kinith
~ Dj CobyOne”
- 16 Bit – Toxic
- Bassnectar – Heads Up (Original Mix)
- 16 Bit – In A Death Car (Vocal Mix)
- Rusko feat. Kid Sister – Pro Nails
- Keekz – Who You Are
- Blue – Spinning Around (DLX Remix)
- Joanna Newsom – Shallow (16 Bit Remix)
- Keekz – Jupiter (Push Here)
- DLX – Analoguing Data
- Keekz – Less Than A Heartbeat
- Bassnectar – Heads Up (California Style)
- Kanye West – Flashing Lights (High Contrast Remix)
- Shock One – Polygon
- Keekz – Fly Bird Fly
- Subsonik – Breakout
- Bjork – All Is Full Of Love (Chris Su Remix)