Kem has been producing breaks since '98, when he began composing breakbeat and drum and bass tracks on a 4-track cassette recorder using a PC with sequencer, drum module, and sampler.
Initially inspired by artists like Liam Howlett of The Prodigy, Aphex Twin, Photek, and other 'electronica' of the time, Kem ultimately settled his attention on the Nuskool breaks scene exploding in the UK, captivated by the sounds of drum and bass played at a slower tempo (via labels such as Marine Parade, Whole 9 Yards, Botchit & Scarper, etc). His first 'release' was a self-pressed double-sided vinyl white label titled "Blood Simple/Vice" which unexpectedly found its way into the hands of breaks DJ Samira in San Francisco. She charted the tracks on nubreaks.com and the pressing also received positive reviews on the site. This proved to be a taste of things to come.
Kem went on to do reciprocal remix work with Transformer Man (UK), who released several of Kem's tracks on his label Tomorrow Sounds. Kem additionally released tracks on Selectabreaks(SPN), Unstable Label(UK), Tomorrow Sounds(UK), Bassrock(UK), Ill:Eleven (US), Bombtraxx (US), Parabolic (US) and, most recently, Drop The World (US).
Kem has been DJing breaks since 2000. He began a residency in Portland at what was at the time the longest running breaks weekly in the Pacific Northwest, "Virus!" He has since DJed around the Northwest and into Canada, as well as other places in the US including Baltimore, MD and Charlotte, NC.
Kem has hosted regular breaks shows on DynamicBreaks, iBreaks.co.uk, and nuskoolbreaks.co.uk. He has been a guest on Futurized Radio with Angus Robinson (Later known as Money Shot, on NY's protonradio.com) and The Crystal Method's Community Service radio show in LA. He was featured in Rinse magazine and has had his track I Rip It (the massive Peter Paul remix) featured on Annie Nightengale's BBC1 radio show.