MINDER 085 - KEVIN WEST

We're back again with the 85th installment in the mix series from Kevin West. Kevin has been on our radar for a long time since we attended the club night 'Bleep' in Dundee at The Reading Rooms a few year back now and we are pleased to share his mix that he has kindly put together for us.

 

Here is some nice words from Kevin himself; "It was at a house party, at the age of seventeen when I saw one of my best friends Dave Stewart using these 2 turntables and what looked like some sort of computer that was in between them. He was playing records; electro tracks that I adored at the time, and still do. I asked for a shot, knowing that I had no clue what I was doing. A first time and feeble attempt of mixing two records together having no I idea of what I was doing, it sounded terrible. Despite the horrifying show that I was attempting, I had so much fun. From that moment I felt that I had embraced a new path in life. Weeks later I got my first set of direct drive Numark turntables. Since then my love for music and DJ-ing has been a big part of my life.

 

Dave Stewart, Lee Millar, and Myself launched a night called Bleep, with Jamie Read joining the night later on in the journey. Our only goal was to throw great parties with great guests DJ's from around Europe, with no real aim to turn a profit. We ran this for five very successful years until we decided that it was time to move on. Throughout the five years myself and Dave Stewart played with one another under the alias 'WeAreNotRobots'. We became winners of the first RockNess DJ competition, despite fucking up in the finals in front of daunting judges. One of them being Harri from the Sub Club. When our name was announced I threw my pint so high in the air, smashing of the ceiling, and embracing the company of my 'fellow DJ'.

 

These were highly successful years for me, and years that I would never trade for the world.

 

I don't do much in terms of playing, but still DJ as more of a hobby and love collecting records.

 

This mix is the first I have created for a long time and I would like to thank Mr Fudson at Minder for approaching me and offering me a slot. I hope you enjoy xx"

Tracklist:

 

1. Fort Romeau- Satellite 2

2. Auntie Flo- Reverence

3. Bicep- Celeste

4. Shatrax- Mispent Years

5. Algorythm- Bird Cage

6. Tiga- Man Hrdina

7. Kelley Polar- Black Hope

8. Benoit & Sergio- Where the Freaks Have No Name

9. Boris Dlugosch & Cassara- Traveller

10. Mike Monday- Bhalobashi

11. Depeche Mode- Policy of Truth (Beat Box)

12. Soft Cell- ....So

13. Sparks- Tryouts For The Human Race

14. Todd Terje- Maskindans (Erol Alkan Rework)

15. Shakedown- Lonely Road (Alan Braxe & Shakedown Mix)

16. Rainer Werner Bassfinder- Minimal Scarf Fuckers Drown

17. Chelonis R Jones- I Don't Know (Herbert's Presets Only Mix)

18. Sebastien Tellier- L'Amour et la Violence

19. Booka Shade- Night Falls (Larry Golds 'Night Falls Over Philly" String Version)

 

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