Tropical Euphoria Land
Rhythm. Sound. Space. Soul. Love.
Hometown: Midwest/Chicago. Currently Residing in Miami.
Home Scenes: Chicago/Detroit.
Crew Affiliations: Meiotic Chicago, Secret Cinema Los Angeles.
Professional Affiliations: Audio Raiders, Native Instruments, Beatport, and Shure Audio. (Worked full-time for all listed in past/present)
Past Residencies in Chicago, Los Angeles and Denver.
Summary: Andrew has played world-class venues such as Chicago's Smartbar and Sonotheque, Hollywood's Avalon, Denver's BETA, Detroit's DEMF parties, Minneapolis' First Avenue, Miami's Electric Pickle, and has opened for artists such as Ellen Allien, Modeselektor, Michael Mayer, Matthew Dear, Jeff Samuel, Solvent and Skoozbot, as well as playing a DJ set at Juan Atkin's landmark Metroplex 25-year anniversary party at the 2010 Detroit Electronic Music Festival.
Friends: Droid Behavior (Los Angeles), Paxahau (Detroit), AA and Punchis (Denver), As You Like It (San Francisco), Black Market (NYC), A Club Called Rhonda (Los Angeles), Voodoo (Los Angeles), Mutek (Montreal), SAFE (Miami), PLOT (Miami)
Started DJing in 1996, being heavily influenced at the time by New York Hip-Hop, Chicago House and Detroit Techno.
Heavily influenced by (past): Basic Channel, Carl Craig, Cajmere, Moodymann, Matthew Herbert, Frankie Knuckles, Lil Louis, Ron Hardy, Dan Bell, Thomas Brinkmann, Wighnomy Brothers, Richie Hawtin, Michael Mayer, Speedy J, Kevin Saunderson, Nightmares On Wax, DJ Shadow, DJ Krush, Q-Bert, Gang Starr, RZA, and many more.
Heavily influenced by (present): Robag Wruhme, Tim Sweeney, Nicolas Jaar, Flying Lotus, Dixon, Scuba, Alex Smoke, Ricardo Villalobos, Monolake, DJ Koze, Marcell Dettmann, Mano Le Tough, DJ Harvey, Four Tet, Jon Hopkins, Angelo Badalamenti, Radio Slave, Cassy, and many more.
Current DJ set-up: 2 Technics 1200’s, Allen&Heath Mixer (Xone 92 preferred), Macbook, Traktor Scratch Pro, Kontrol X1, Shure Needles, Vinyl.
2015 (US) gigs:
Miami: 1/10 (Electric Pickle, Wynwood)
Miami: 2/7 (Mansion Party, Venetian Island)
Denver: 3/5 (DWS Festival, Milk Bar)
Miami: TBC (Miami Music Week/WMC)
more spring/summer dates to be added soon...
Andrew Kevins’s tracks