Super stoked to announce I will be having my very own EP coming out April 2015. This is a 3 track EP featuring 2 of my original tracks and a remix to be announced. This will be released on Night and the City Records. Previews coming soon…
Breakbeats by Kepi – Yes Yes Y’all
Yes Yes Yall – Breakbeats by Kepi on Mixcloud
What is breakbeats you may ask? Here is a definition for Breaks.
Breakbeat (sometimes breaks or breakbeats) can refer to two distinct but related things. 1) It is both an electronic music genre and the 2)distinct percussive rhythm from which this genre takes its name, usually characterized by the use of a non-straightened (percussion instruments do not play directly on beat) 4/4 drum pattern (as opposed to the steady beat of house, techno and trance). These rhythms may be characterized by their intensive use of syncopation and polyrhythms. Both meanings are closely connected to hip hop and b-boying (breakdance).
Be sure to check out this other breakbeats: Bacon Beats
Get On The Dance Floor
An illuminated dance floor, LED dance floor or disco dance floor is a floor with panels (tiles) which light up with different colors. They are used for dance. They were popularized for disco by the 1977 film Saturday Night Fever which it had gotten inspiration from a floor the director of the movie had seen at “The Club”, a private supper club in Birmingham, Alabama.
Early illuminated floors date back to the 1950’s. They consisted of translucent colored glass panels lit from below by bulbs.
- Like a good race track it should have just the right amount of give; it should not be too hard, which causes repetitive strain injuries, or too soft, which is tiring.
- It should be even and flat with only small variation in characteristics across the surface.
- It should be springy and return energy to lift the feet when moving, but not too springy like a trampoline.
DJ Kepi has a great amount of DJ sets for download here. Available so you can burn your own CD for play in your car or other places.
A DJ mix or DJ set is a sequence of musical tracks typically mixed together to appear as one continuous track. DJ mixes are usually performed using a DJ mixer and multiple sounds sources, such asturntables, CD players, digital audio players or computer sound cards, sometimes with the addition of samplers and effects units, although it’s possible to create one using sound editing software.
When a DJ set is recorded onto some medium, it is referred to as a mix tape. When it is produced live, it is called a live set.
So here are some original tracks. These were lost to time and I recently gained access back to them as the hard-drive they were on crashed. 50% of sales for my ‘Dreamstate’ track go to the charity Beat Lab. New material in the works. Hope you enjoy.
So we did it! 1000 downloads as of last night. My appreciation is beyond crazy!
So here is the download to my new mix:
Dope Beats To Step To
You can also stream it from the player below. I will have a track listing up soon. Gotta get some rest first.
Plus if that wasn’t enough, I went to #1 on the ReverbNation DJ charts for Portland, OR.
I started my DJ website 2/25/2011 & as of today I hit the 3000 visitor mark. Might not seem like much but to me its a big accomplishment so I want to say, Thank You to everyone!
Plus the 4 mixes I have for streaming and download which span 6/24/2012 to 10/2/2012 have had 988 downloads between the 4 of them (about 250 each). I will be watching closely as I approach the 1000 mark for downloaded mixes. Not sure what I can do to say Thank You other than at that point I will have an exclusive new mix up that I have been working intently on. I know you will love it. Thanks for listening and I look forward to bringing you more of what I love in 2013!
For 20 years now Kepi has been a Dj and making beats in the Great NorthWest. Music found Jeff Pederson (Kepi) at an early age. Growing up in a musical family, Jeff was easily influenced to pick up some sort of instrument. Jeff remembers being in dark venues with his Dad’s band not knowing at the time the synchronicity that was taking place. Formal piano lessons took form at age 9. When he turned 11 he picked up the violin. Then at age 16 the guitar became the next expression of his natural born talent. It was in 1992 by way of his friends DJ JFunk and Dustin Alexander that the ultimate instrument was introduced, The Turntable. A Dj was born that summer day……..and life has never been the same!
DJ Kepi – His Style
DJ Kepi’s style can be seen as a direct reflection of him and his upbeat attitude. From house to breaks his sets can touch upon multiple genres as he doesn’t imprison himself to any one sound. “For me there is only one genre, good music.’ Kepi continues “Some songs just have that ‘IT’ factor, and you know it as soon as you drop it.” Be on the watch as Kepi comes to a dance floor near you.
Notable Residencies Held:
Jet Set Fridays – Crush Bar/Ohm
After Dark – Ararat
Mixes for Listening/Download
Download N2.Radio Mix
Track Listing for n2.radio mix:
Disclosure> Whats In Your Head – Mak Pasteman Remix
By The Way> Original Recipe – 01 – By The Way
Leon Pirupa> Bassline – Original Mix
Green Velvet & Pleasurekraft> Skeleton Key feat Green Velvet – Original Mix
Klangkarussell> Sonnentanz – Oliver Koletzki Remix
Maribou State> Bricks – Original Mix
Ronan> Even Better – Original Mix
I apologize in advance as this mix contains a couple of glitches. Overall I was happy with this track selection so I posted it anyways.
1 – Mike Dunn_Youri Donatz_Bjorn Wolf_Iz Diz Houz_Original Mix
2 – Kevin Yost_Persistence_Original Mix
3 – David Berrie_Monkey Bars_Original Mix
4 – Mulder NL_Varta_Original Mix
5 – Beckers_DNox_Narita Express_Original Mix
6 – German Brigante_My Life_Original Mix
7 – Agent_Vito Danito_Zohki_Roozlee_Work It feat Zohki Roozlee_On and On
8 – Antix_Like Ships in the Night_Jamie Stevens Remix
9 – Nic Fanciulli Rolando_The Test_Paul Ritch Funky Mix
10 – Phunk Investigation_Dino_Gold Vision feat Dino_Original Mix
11 – Kevin Andrews_Jason Chance_Crack House_Beloccas Tribal Of Decepticons Dub
12 – Pig Dan_Insomnia_Carlo Lio Remix
13 – Beckers_DNox_Watch Me Now_Egbert Knipoog Naar Grooveyard Remix
14 – TJR_Same Old Fool_Original Mix
15 – Cristian Varela_Cockteaser_Original Club Mix