May 14, 2010

Artist of the Day: Kelpe

As a young teenager, Kel McKeown (AKA Kelpe) decided that sampling and sequencing might provide him with a safer past time than bone splintering skateboarding mishaps.
The initial efforts made on a Commodore Amiga with a sampler provided him with a discipline and focus that is of fundamental importance to the creative process that he currently employs in the execution of his distinctive beat creations.

Kelpe’s influences range from the bleeps & bass of classic Warp artists to the funk of Sly Stone, and the minimalism of Steve Reich + Harmonia to the percussive space-scapes of Tortoise + Do Make Say Think. The diversity of the music that inspires Kelpe finds reflection in his own sonic adventures, informing his ever evolving sound, combining as map and compass to guide his lunar-bound b-boy throw downs (Kelpe, 2009).

You can listen to Kelpe's music at:

Released Albums:
Kelpe - Sea Inside Body
Kelpe - Ex-Aquarium
Kelpe - Extraquarium
Kelpe - Cambio Wechsel
Kelpe - Microscope Contents
Kelpe - Sunburnt Eyelids
Kelpe - The People Are Trying to Sleep 
(2009). Kelpe. Kelpe. Retrieved from

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