Master Kev's victory in a mix-off contest in the 1990's proved that the years of obsessing over the mixes of Timmy Regisford, Tony Humphries and others on radio and in clubs, studying underground dance and beat syncopation and accumulating a killer collection of records finally paid off . And as the number of shows soared, so did Kev's talent. Soon after, hero Tony Humphries called Kev to ask him to join forces with him on his Yellorange Label. His answer? A triumphant 'Hell Yeah'. After spinning in his first WMC in the year 2000 and embarking on several trips to Europe , Asia and beyond, with Tony Humphries and even solo, his DJ career was officially on the rise.
Also in 2000 Kev along with Marlon D and others helped form the Underground Collective - a collection of DJ's, performers, musicians..etc created to draw exposure in the dance music industry to major labels and beyond.
In 2006 Kev partnered up with long time friend and former Yellorange/Underground Collective DJ partner David 'Vibes' Tobon and keyboard wizard John Crockett to form MKDV. They produced their first track together titled 'Twisted' which gained a lot of early support from the biggest names in the dance music industry and was a very popular release on the Code Red & Defected labels. They also worked on original tracks for Tony Records and remixes for Louie Vega's imprint Vega Records remixing Sara Devine's 'Special' as well as remixes for Mel Cheren's and Kevin Hedge's (Blaze) West End Records.
In 2007 Kev partnered up with good friend and highly talented Scott Wozniak to produce more tracks for Code Red & Defected titled 'String Thing' and 'Uncooked' .. 'String Thing' became the number 1 download on Defected's website for weeks .. They also did some remixes on Stevie Wonder's 'My Cherie Amour' and Joe Cocker's 'You Are So Beautiful' (high in demand since the 2007 WMC) which were never released to this date.
Later that year Kev also partnered up with Abicah Soul and worked on original tracks and remixes as well. One of those tracks 'Kora' was released on Iawanni Records from Toronto.
With lots of traveling, work and the highly listened to weekly radio show on CyberJamz Radio (cyberjamz.com) titled 'YO Sessions', Kev is once again ready to get back into the studio and help create more grooves for your dancefloor!
Come experience why they call Kevin John Finegan from suburban New York City the Master!