From 1995’s ‘Recipe For Disaster’ onwards, he has mixed 100s of hours of audio for compilations, radio and the web using his 25+ years of DJ experience and vast record collection. Rescoring 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 noughties.
Kev is an avid collector of anything from records, comics and toys to original art, music memorabilia and vintage children’s 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+ page history book, exhibition and the lavish box set that celebrated 20 years of the label.
It is safe to say the Stictly Kev AKA DJ Food is an icon of British electronic music culture, and it is a great pleasure for us to have him at this year’s festival.