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Kissy Sellout

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Kissy Sellout

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With the international dance music landscape evolving exponentially, influential UK house & speed garage DJ Kissy Sell Out is sounding fresher than ever, leading to his nomination as Best DJ the 2013 Bass Music Awards in association with Skiddle.

From 2007 to 2012 Kissy hosted the hugely successful Radio 1 show 'Kissy Klub'. The show was regularly referred to on air as the "craziest show in dance music" and turned heads every week with a weekly tracklist that blended classical music, computer voiced fictional characters with an exclusive selection of remixes created specifically for the show called "Kissy Klub Versions".

With this radio show Kissy became an influential force in the developing electro scene not just as a producer but as a tastemaker.

Notable players such as Diplo, Felix Da Housecat, Hervé, Uffie & Erol Alkan made regular appearances alongside exclusive tracks Kissy supported which kick-started careers for a long list of breakthrough producers and DJs across the globe.

As Kissy grew more experienced, his live DJ shows began to focus on his ability to mix records of all genres together on four Pioneer CD decks. A signature trick he developed on his radio show and live tours was to put electro beats over classical pieces of music. This is something which began to attract media attention when was invited to speak at a formal debate at the Cambridge Union against Stephen Fry about the relevance of classical music to the youth of today in May 2011.

When not working on his own music, much of his time as a music producer is spent mentoring fresh names in dance music through his label San City High and also by judging DJ competitions such as the Red Bull Thre3style UK tour.

Kissy has often been described by the press as being a staple of the east London electro scene, most of his records are produced at San City High Studios in the Shoreditch area.

Kissy is originally from Colchester in Essex. It was during his adolescent years growing up there that he became obsessed with records by Nirvana, Aphrodite, Swans, Felix Da Housecat and John Martyn, while dividing the rest of his time between school, DJing at teenage house parties and meeting girls at the local roller-skating rink. His particular interest is in melodically complex post-modern dance tracks around 128 BPM in tempo.

Until 2009 the majority of his musical output as a producer was in remixes for other artists but since then he has released two albums – Youth and the critically acclaimed follow-up Wild Romance.

In July 2007 Kissy Sell Out was signed by BBC Radio 1 to present a monthly installment of a specialist dance music show called In New DJs We Trust. In October 2008 he permanently took over Eddie Halliwell's Thursday night slot to host his own weekly show called the Kissy Klub.

His radio show covers a selection of musical styles and genres with the tracks often seamlessly mixed together. A feature of his radio shows are the Kissy Klub Versions which are unofficial remixes created for the show.

Inspired by early recordings of underground drum'n'bass events in the UK, Kissy used to use an air horn during his DJ sets and in June 2007 was pictured on the front cover of DJ Magazine blasting one into the air.

During his final year studying Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins College Of Art And Design in London, Kissy worked full-time as a design assistant at a high-fashion magazine called POP Magazine.

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With the international dance music landscape evolving exponentially, influential UK house & speed garage DJ Kissy Sell Out is sounding fresher than ever, leading to his nomination as Best DJ the 2013 Bass Music Awards in association with Skiddle.

From 2007 to 2012 Kissy hosted the hugely successful Radio 1 show 'Kissy Klub'. The show was regularly referred to on air as the "craziest show in dance music" and turned heads every week with a weekly tracklist that blended classical music, computer voiced fictional characters with an exclusive selection of remixes created specifically for the show called "Kissy Klub Versions".

With this radio show Kissy became an influential force in the developing electro scene not just as a producer but as a tastemaker.

Notable players such as Diplo, Felix Da Housecat, Hervé, Uffie & Erol Alkan made regular appearances alongside exclusive tracks Kissy supported which kick-started careers for a long list of breakthrough producers and DJs across the globe.

As Kissy grew more experienced, his live DJ shows began to focus on his ability to mix records of all genres together on four Pioneer CD decks. A signature trick he developed on his radio show and live tours was to put electro beats over classical pieces of music. This is something which began to attract media attention when was invited to speak at a formal debate at the Cambridge Union against Stephen Fry about the relevance of classical music to the youth of today in May 2011.

When not working on his own music, much of his time as a music producer is spent mentoring fresh names in dance music through his label San City High and also by judging DJ competitions such as the Red Bull Thre3style UK tour.

Kissy has often been described by the press as being a staple of the east London electro scene, most of his records are produced at San City High Studios in the Shoreditch area.

Kissy is originally from Colchester in Essex. It was during his adolescent years growing up there that he became obsessed with records by Nirvana, Aphrodite, Swans, Felix Da Housecat and John Martyn, while dividing the rest of his time between school, DJing at teenage house parties and meeting girls at the local roller-skating rink. His particular interest is in melodically complex post-modern dance tracks around 128 BPM in tempo.

Until 2009 the majority of his musical output as a producer was in remixes for other artists but since then he has released two albums – Youth and the critically acclaimed follow-up Wild Romance.

In July 2007 Kissy Sell Out was signed by BBC Radio 1 to present a monthly installment of a specialist dance music show called In New DJs We Trust. In October 2008 he permanently took over Eddie Halliwell's Thursday night slot to host his own weekly show called the Kissy Klub.

His radio show covers a selection of musical styles and genres with the tracks often seamlessly mixed together. A feature of his radio shows are the Kissy Klub Versions which are unofficial remixes created for the show.

Inspired by early recordings of underground drum'n'bass events in the UK, Kissy used to use an air horn during his DJ sets and in June 2007 was pictured on the front cover of DJ Magazine blasting one into the air.

During his final year studying Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins College Of Art And Design in London, Kissy worked full-time as a design assistant at a high-fashion magazine called POP Magazine.

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