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Kevin Gorman Biography
"The digital master from Manchester' ... DJ Hell
"Sounds like Robert Hood after eating too much Sushi!”... Philter-Music Germany
Kevin Gorman is a DJ & Producer from Manchester, England. He is best known for his releases on International Deejay Gigolo, CMYK and his own label Mikrowave. In December 2007 his debut album 'Chemistry Lock' was released on Gigolo, featuring the single DMX.
Kevin has played throughout Europe's clubs and festivals, including Fabric in London, Sonar in Barcelona, The Watergate and The Berghain in Berlin and Rex Club in Paris. He performs exclusively with his laptop and MIDI gear, crafting live and improvised edits each time.
Kevin is also a member of Madrid's Net28 crew alongside Alex Under, Tadeo and Damian Schwartz. His track '8' is included on the first ever Net28 release, a compilation simply called ‘01’. In 2007, Kevin released two records for Alex Under's CMYK label - the Nota Azul EP and a remix of Damian Schwartz’s Verde Confeti.
Mikrowave was formed by Kevin in 2006 and has featured music from himself as well as Alex Under, Agaric, Marc Ashken, Tadeo, Mihalis Safras, Mark Broom and Phil Kieran. Most notable being ‘Black and White’, the original version an Adam Beyer favourite and the Alex Under remix was included on the Sebo K Mobilee compilation ‘Back Up Volume 01’ (2007).
Remix credits include the R & S rave classic ‘Vamp’ by Outlander, as well Alloy Mental’s ‘God is Green’ for Skint Records.
Kevin’s musical influences are very diverse but he takes most inspiration from the raw, groove led music of Chicago, New York and Detroit. Artists like Carl Craig, Green Velvet, Todd Terry, Jeff Mills, Rob Hood, Paul Johnson, Gemini, Mad Mike, Boo Williams, DJ Sneak, Derrick May, Masters At Work,Kevin Saunderson and so on...
Kevin has recorded under various aliases, and at various times worked in the music industry as promoter, graphic designer, teacher and photographer. Using the name 'Cheech' he remixed Tony Thomas for 'Bugged' (2003) and had his first track 'Rocksteady' (2002) re-released on Distinctiv' in 2004. Cheech has appeared on compilations including James Lavelle's Global Underground, Y4K, Ministry and others. Kevin is based in his Manchester studio, and is originally from Chester, England.