This week @ KILLSWITCH: Javaight's B-day jammy w/ Keith Kemp (D records, Beretta) and The Worker (Fiction)!
This week, Killswitch resident DJ Javaight is celebratin another year of getting older and wiser, and tonight recent Detroit transplant Keith Kemp, and Fiction DJ, the Worker, are gonna be throwin it down. If you're down to kill off your week to some sick techno beats, then kick off a LONG night at Killswitch, Scorpio-Style!
New Mixes by Killswitch Residents:
dCOY- 9.08 mix
Javaight- Live @ Killswitch, 10.08
About Keith Kemp:
A Detroit native, Keith Kemp's exposure to electronic music via Industrial pioneers Skinny Puppy and Brian Eno sparked an early infatuation with synthesizers and audio software. Club life after high school inspired Keith's interest in spinning records, connecting the dots to Detroit artists such as Plastikman, Underground Resistance and Carl Craig.
During this time, Keith could be spotted collecting vinyl at various record stores around the metro Detroit area, and later selling vinyl at the revered "Dance Room" of Record Time. With a growing record collection, Keith set out to make his mark in the heyday of Detroit's mid-90's rave scene, cutting his teeth in the Midwest with travels across the country to Seattle, New York, Memphis, Milwaukee, Omaha, Chicago and of course Ohio and Windsor. These years saw Keith develop into a highly regarded technical performer, combining his love of house, Industrial and German minimalism with Detroit techno, highlighted with performances at the Detroit Electronic Music Festival in 2002 and 2005.
After strictly DJing for a few years, he took the next logical step by cutting down his schedule and returned to his machines, working hard on his own unique take on electronic dance music. A self-described computer nerd and gear head, Keith has been collecting equipment since 1992 and has since established a technical prowess manipulating computers, samplers and synthesizers. He has since focused on various creative areas of electronic music: DJ, producer, operating a label, and performing his own music live.
Currently based in San Francisco, Keith continues to push his deep house and techno inspired compositions with digital and vinyl releases on Beretta Grey, D Records, Ferrispark and Gravid Digital.
About The Worker:
San Francisco promoter and DJ producing techno and international electronic nights,The Worker established a series of unique and innovative international electronic nights, Stateless and Novo Sounds, which focused on developing electronic sounds from various parts of the world, bringing acts such as Rob Smith (Smith and Mighty) DJ/rupture, Timeblind, Mexican Dubwiser, Maga Bo, Filastine and acts from Tunisia, India and Spain to clubs in SF. In 2007 he began Fiction with DJs André Lucero and Christian Schmidt - focusing on techno, electro and mutant disco and running a monthly at Vertigo with one-offs at various clubs throughout SF. The Worker is deeply inspired and influenced by tech house, techno and minimal and searches for the freshest developments in these sounds from various regions of the world. His sets reflect this broad vision and eclecticism but are rooted in a foundation of deep, grinding, percussive tech beats that make his DJ sets resonant with various dancefloors.
About the Birthday Boy, Javaight:
David Javate aka DJ Javaight aka JV8, is a DJ, event promoter and writer for Nitevibe and 365Mag. A veteran DJ from Washington DC and lifelong dance music aficionado, David's love has always been towards the deeper side of house and techno. As is evident in his contributions to SF nightlife with the deep house night, Staple, the ground breaking techno event, Optimal, and the techno happy hour, Killswitch, David continues to showcase deeper styles with a DJ style which acknowledges house and techno's pioneers while also welcoming today's innovators. Showing the diversity of being able to play during different moods of the night, David always strives to take the listener on a journey, and make an audio collage which moves the mind and body.