Master Kev’s victory in a mix-off contest in the 1990’s proved that the years of obsessing over the mixes of Timmy Regisford, Tony Humphries and others on radio and in clubs, studying underground dance and beat syncopation and accumulating a killer collection of records finally paid off . And as the number of shows soared, so did Kev’s talent. Soon after, hero Tony Humphries called Kev to ask him to join forces with him on his Yellorange Label. His answer? A triumphant... Read more
Master Kev’s victory in a mix-off contest in the 1990’s proved that the years of obsessing over the mixes of Timmy Regisford, Tony Humphries and others on radio and in clubs, studying underground dance and beat syncopation and accumulating a killer collection of records finally paid off . And as the number of shows soared, so did Kev’s talent. Soon after, hero Tony Humphries called Kev to ask him to join forces with him on his Yellorange Label. His answer? A triumphant ‘Hell Yeah’.
After spinning in his first WMC in the year 2000 and embarking on several trips to Europe , Asia and beyond, with Tony Humphries and even solo, his DJ career was officially on the rise. Also, in 2000 Kev along with Marlon D and others helped form the Underground Collective - a collection of DJ’s, performers, musicians..etc created to draw exposure in the dance music industry to major labels and beyond.
While working with Tony Humphries at Yellorange from 1999 - 2004, Kev had many ‘Net Shows’ on the site along with Tony Humphries and the other Yellorange DJ’s that were updated once a month. Then in 2004, Kev started a weekly radio show on CyberJamz Radio (cyberjamz.com). The show has grown more and more each year, with many producers giving Kev the upfront heat and unreleased jams. Also, many labels send Kev promo’s in hopes that those tracks/songs will be played on his very highly listened to online radio show. With the amount of weekly hits in the archives it’s no wonder they would think of Kev to help promote their new music.
In 2006 Kev partnered up with long time friend and former Yellorange/Underground Collective DJ partner David ‘Vibes’ Tobon and keyboard wizard John Crockett to form MKDV. They produced their first track together titled ‘Twisted’ which gained a lot of early support from the biggest names in the dance music industry and was a very popular release on the Code Red & Defected labels. They also worked on original tracks for Tony Records and remixes for Louie Vega’s imprint Vega Records remixing Sara Devine’s ‘Special’ as well as remixes for Mel Cheren’s and Kevin Hedge’s (Blaze) West End Records. In 2007 Kev partnered up with good friend and highly talented Scott Wozniak to produce more tracks for Code Red & Defected titled ‘String Thing’ and ‘Uncooked’ .. ‘String Thing’ became the number 1 download on Defected’s website for weeks .. They also did some remixes on Stevie Wonder’s ‘My Cherie Amour’ and Joe Cocker’s ‘You Are So Beautiful’ (high in demand since the 2007 WMC) which were never released to this date. Later that year Kev also partnered up with Abicah Soul and worked on original tracks and remixes as well. One of those tracks ‘Kora’ was released on Iawanni Records from Toronto. With an abundance of traveling, work and the ‘highly listened to’ weekly radio show on CyberJamz Radio (cyberjamz.com) titled ‘YO Sessions’, Kev is once again ready to get back into the studio and help create more grooves for your dancefloor! Come experience why they call Kevin John Finegan from suburban New York City the Master!
Besides his work with the Underground Collective, Kev has played 7 Winter Music Conferences in Miami,Florida; three Italian Music Conferences in Ricciadone, Italy; made several appearances at Club Red , Andalu, and Club 5 in Washington, D.C.; David Harness's Taboo party in San Francisco as well as his "Super Soul Sundays" at the End Up; the "Devotion" party at the End Up with Tony Humphries ; DEEP LA with Marques Wyatt ,Soul Heaven in Los Angeles; and the Opium Garden in Miami and AKA in Orlando, Florida. Abroad, he`s played at Fabric (London),Turnmills for SOUL HEAVEN (London), Dance Wicked (London),AKA (London) Sir Henry's (Cork, Ireland), Cheers (Paris, France), Dance Culture at DJOON (Paris) Balux , (Athens, Greece) , HOME (Athen's, Greece), MOTEL (Athens , Greece) Goa (Rome, Italy), Angels Of Love (Naples, Italy), , Garage 416 (Toronto, Canada), Roxy Blu (Toronto) Fukuoka and Sendai , Japan.....Tapas (Bangkok, Thailand), Mint Bar (Koh Samui, Thailand ), Club Shelter NYC with Timmy Regisford.. and many other places. In 2006, Kev started working on original productions with David "Vibes" Tobon & John Crockett forming MKDV. They produced a track called "Twisted" which has gained a tremendous amount of buzz and has had HUGE early support from DJ's such as Tony Humphries, Louie Vega, Marques Wyatt, DJ Spinna, David Harness, Tedd Patterson, Aaron Ross, Simon Dunmore and of course the man who signed the record , DJ Spen. .. ..Released in September 2006 on Code Red and distributed through Defected , this has been a huge first track for Master Kev, DV and JC... MKDV has also done remixes for Ian Friday " Carib's Leap" Sara Devine " Special" as well as another original track titled "656 Forever" on Tony Humphries Imprint (Tony Records) ...also working on a remake of the famous Bobby konders track "The Poem" ... Kev has also partnered with Scott Wozniak as of late working on tracks called "String Thing " (released Oct 2007) and "Uncooked" as well as a remix for Joe Cocker's "You Are So Beautiful" for Spen's CODE RED label as well as remixing "The Rhythm" David Harness (slated for an October 2007 release) and a remake of Stevie Wonder's "My Cherie Amour" featuring the vocals of Gerideau(Take A Stand ) ... Very recently Kev has been in the studio with Stax of Abicah Soul working on some new projects entitled "Kora" as well as a new project with Dajae... STAY TUNED ! Show less