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St. Kay, otherwise known as Keenan Jacobs has had a short but immensely progressive career up to date. Some in the DJ community might consider him a novice but the major strides he has already made in such a short span of time speaks for itself.
Although currently studying a degree in Business Science at UCT St. Kay has always had a love and passion for music, and is a trained pianist, trumpet player and Steel Drum specialist. St. Kay enjoyed a 5 year career as lead tenor player in the award winning Wynberg Boys’ High School Steel Band where he learnt important skills such as interpretation, improvisation and arrangement of music. His valued contributions lead him to becoming the top under 18 Tenor player in the Western Cape and a praised player nationally. His musical participation gave him a greater understanding of a variety of musical genres which include Choral music, Brass and Wind Band music, Big Band Jazz, Be-bop Jazz, Samba, Bosa Nova, Cape Ghoema Liedtjies, Klopse Songs and Contemporary music. However St. Kay was constantly searching for a musical style and practice which suited his personality and which pushed his knowledge and capabilities to the extreme.

This pursuit lead him the art of disk jockeying. St. Kay was seduced by the way music can be manipulated and changed by DJ-ing. Besides just being able to create new beats and great dance music he found that he could change the feeling of a song and make it evoke so much more than the original. He started exploring different kinds of dance music such as Dubstep, Drum and Bass, Fidget Commercial but found his love to be House music. From Commercial House to Electro House and his new love dubstep, St. Kay had found his musical niche.
He began playing around with the idea of disk jockeying at a friend’s house in 2010 and within a month after beginning to start honing his craft he landed a permanent weekly slot at Carnage Bar in Claremont. Then moved on to FTV, Butterfly Studios, Club 91, Dakota, Tantra, Springboks, Galaxy, 121 Castle and Ivy League while also doing house parties in Camps Bay, Fresanye and Clifton. He also trained on a weekly basis at the Soul Candi Institute of Music but now freelances as he finishes his degree. His mixes seem to relate to the audience while still having a musical intelligence to them. St. Kays’ understanding and ability to read different types of audiences is second to none. At the recent UCT RAG opening party in January 2011 he had the audience, at one point, singing louder than the speakers playing the music, showing how his mixes and work connect with his audience.
His influences include international names such as Bass Kleph, Crookers, Mightyfools, Aspin & Dipace, Party Dark, Bingo Players, Santiago and Bushido, Oh Snap, Adam K & Soha, Wobbly Sluts, Justice, Royal K and Mustard Pimp but he draws most of his influence from the South African DJ community which he believes has more sincerity, passion, relevance and captures our rainbow nation and its society perfectly. His South African influences include Euphonik, Fresh,Dj Loyd, Kent, Pascal and Pearce, Leo Large, El Gordo Das Kapital, LG Fritz and Dr. Jules.
St. Kay is an up and coming DJ who has a special edge to his work. His musical knowledge and experience aids his mixing and DJ-ing by giving his works a more complex musical interpretation which crosses all genres of music, distinguishing his work from the rest of the young DJ community. Unlike some, St. Kay’s music has a dual function. It can be danced to and appreciated and listened to as a work of art. There is no question that St. Kay will continually strive towards furthering his knowledge of DJ-ing as he attempts to make this form of art more recognised as that - Art.

St. Kay Keenan Jacobs, Western Cape, South Africa

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    This song is too much! Big ups

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    @dj-domitri: love the wobble!

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    Sick build up

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    haha cum aan. you know you like Skrillex ;)

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    @Grimehouse: thanks my boy! We need to do the set we did at your bday and upload.... cos that was craazy

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    You should send this to euhonik - I am sure it will be a tuuune on the show... Epic work guys

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    on December 07, 2011 11:34

    yeah buddy... such a tchoon

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    LOVE THIS INTRO.... cant get enough

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    Summer Bass
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    @Raukie Talkie: Thanks for tuning in my mahn! Big ups

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