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Kevin cut his teeth as an after-school DJ, persuading an owner of licensed premises that there needed to be an outlet for alternative music, and that he could provide such a service by dragging a cardboard box full of vinyl from home to the pub to play. As an 18 year old he co-founded what has since become one of the longest running indie club nights in the country, before moving to the capital where he secured numerous DJ residencies, and wrote articles and reviews for several magazines, most recently contributing to online pop culture magazine/blog Louder Than War.
A comprehensive knowledge and enthusiasm for independent music across all genres has recently led him to develop his own radio programme in London called Planet Of Sound. Like Peel, his shows are not defined by any particular genre, but are as musically diverse and innovative as possible. He is passionately committed to discovering pioneering new sounds and hopes to bring a new programme that will please Dandelion’s loyal listenership and new audiences alike.
"I'd like you to believe I spent the 80's huddled under a duvet with headphones listening to the first Smiths session by torchlight, battling to decipher the sounds through the intrusive Medium Wave interference," explains Kevin. "The disappointing reality is that my introduction to Peel was through his role as a slightly sinister-looking, occasional Top Of The Pops presenter who identified himself as 'the one who comes on your radio late at night and plays lots of records by sulky Belgians.'
He continues: "Somewhere behind an insurmountable wall of mediocrity, Peel was the antidote to daytime drivel where Smashie and Niceys would descend on an unsuspecting town dressed in matching bomber jackets, and the enforced joviality could potentially result in DLT filling someone’s hotel bed linen with jam. Throughout the 90's Peel widened my musical spectrum with that brilliantly insane outpouring of The Fall, Diblo Dibala, Stereolab, DJ Rupture, Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, Man Or Astro Man?, Ivor Cutler, Dreadzone, Truman's Water, The Ragga Twins, Jacob's Mouse, Dick Dale, Venetian Snares… He was to provide millions with an education that money couldn't buy. It was an 'if you liked that, you might like this' philosophy unavailable elsewhere. Even if some of it was at the wrong speed."
If you have something that Kevin should hear and play then get in touch.
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