A LITTLE HISTORY
Kasey Taylor began his DJ career at the age of 13 on the decks at a little roller disco in Australia, and he’s gone on to now become one of Australia’s biggest ever dance music exports, and one of the most widely recognised DJ’s around the globe today.
To date, his career resume is an impressive read, ticking off gigs at almost every big show in Melbourne and having held residencies at every club worth noting.
In particular, Kasey played an integral role in creating the magic that was the ‘Mansion’. In fact, it was such an institution that you felt like you were at a dedicated church for music every Saturday night.
The venue has gone down in clubbing history and during Kasey’s time spent there, he played alongside everyone you could imagine – like Sasha, John Digweed, Hernan Cattaneo, Carl Cox, Satoshi Tomiie and the list goes on and on.
In fact, so impressed was Digweed that he invited Kasey to play at his Bedrock night in London twice. A night, and a brand recognised by the music industry as one of the greatest in the world. Kasey was lucky enough to be invited to play 2 years in a row on Easter Thursday, which is one of the biggest Bedrock nights of the year.
On top of this, he’s also supported at all major festivals in Australia like Renaissance, Global Underground, Two Tribes, Future Music Festival, Summadayze and so on. He has a very loyal fan base at Rainbow Serpent Festival in his hometown of Melbourne, which now holds the reputation of being up there as one the best outdoor festivals in the world – a festival where Kasey plays each and every year. In Australia in February 2011, he was also asked to be the exclusive DJ to support the Leftfield & Infusion tour around the country. A tour, in his words, ‘was simply an amazing experience to be a part of’.
RECORD LABELS (VAPOUR RECORDINGS & EVAPOUR8)
For well over a decade now, and heading towards two, Kasey has had the luxury of releasing records on his own well respected label ‘Vapour Recordings’, which he founded in 1997 and in July 2011 the label reached it’s landmark 100th release. The clock was wound back for this one choosing artists from the past, present and future to remix the back catalogue. The package contained some fantastic names, with remixes from the likes of Guy J, Hernan Cattaneo, Luis Junior, Jamie Stevens, Peter Horrevorts, Nick Warren, Dousk, Rodskeez, Fiord and many more. In the time since Kasey Taylor founded Vapour Recordings, the label has forged itself an enviable reputation, not only as one of Australia’s leading independent dance labels, but the worlds too.
Early in 2008, saw Kasey launch his most recent project titled ‘eVapour8’. A label dedicated mainly towards Tech House, House, Techno & all things a little twisted. The first release, ‘Shorkel’ by Miki Litvak &Ido Ophir was featured in the Beatport main top 10 chart for over six weeks, while the second release, Avilo ‘Rubicon’ was featured on Anthony Pappa’s triple mix CD – Moments, (released in April 2008). Following these successes, Fiord’s ‘Get Up Jude’ appeared in the Techno top 10 for two months, proving that eVapour8 has a strong reputation for releasing quality tunes.
2012 sees Kasey Launch a couple more new things – so stay tuned.
A FINAL FEW WORDS
So what is it about Kasey’s music that has won him the respect of the dance community over all these years? If you really want to know, plant your feet on the dance floor for the full duration of a Taylor set as Kasey effortlessly changes gears from all genres of music, sucking you into his sound scapes to a point where you look up all of a sudden and realise you’ve been lost in music for hours – You can talk about his astounding mixing which is so precise that you probably won’t even know whether a track is coming or going -You can talk about the fact that Kasey will be playing records weeks before most. You can talk about a lot of things but at the end of the day, Kasey just ‘gets’ dance music, He writes music, lives it, studies it, and embodies it, so if you ever get the chance to go and hear a Kasey Taylor set, enjoy it!
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KASEY TAYLOR BEATPORT DJ PAGE – http://dj.beatport.com/kaseytaylor
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VAPOUR BEATPORT DIRECT PAGE – https://www.beatport.com/en-US/html/content/label/detail/2482/vapour_recordings
EVAPOUR8 BEATPORT DIRECT PAGE – https://www.beatport.com/en-US/html/content/label/detail/9936/evapour8