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24 months ago only a select few knew who James Rockhill was. Now millions know him as Kove.
Directly after his first release, ‘Breach/Stellar,’ on Matrix and Futurebounds’ Viper Recordings, RAM Records’ boss Andy C signed ‘Iodine/Open Ground’ to his new imprint Program Recordings. The track was featured on the legendary DJ’s Mixmag mix CD, which led to Kove being invited to play at RAM’s residency at London’s infamous club Fabric.
A month after the release of ‘Iodine’ and Kove’s track ‘Searching’ found its way into the hands of chart topping producers Chase & Status, who included it in their own Mixmag mix CD. It became Kove’s second track to feature on the magazine in just six short months, and a record deal with Chase & Status’ label MTA (also home to Nero), immediately followed. Soon Kove was supporting them at club nights across Europe as the track became one of the biggest releases of the summer, receiving major support from Radio 1 and reaching the #1 spot on Beatport’s D&B chart. ‘Love For You’ released at the end of 2013 again became an underground smash and firmly secured his tracks as dance floor ammo for the UK’s DJ’ing elite.
Kove has become increasingly in demand as a re-mixer being asked for his own take of Top 10 hits including Chase & Status’ ‘Lost and Not Found’, Bastille’s’ Rhythm of the Night' and John Newman’s massive no.1 single, ‘Love Me Again.’ Last Summer also saw his stock rise as a DJ, with a regular slot for Together at Ibiza’s famous Amnesia and playing the main stage for UKF at SW4 in London - not to mention support slots for the likes of Sub Focus and Annie Mac.
With so much achieved in such a short space of time, 2014 will undoubtedly propel Kove further into the limelight.