UK based Kelevra is currently causing a stir in the fidget circuit with his Bad Dog EP charting #1, 2, & 3 on djdownload and similarly on the Beatport electro charts. He's had releases on labels such as Vacation Records, Crux, Wearhouse Music, PottyMouth and his own Krunk Records label is soon to be unleashed. He originally started out producing Techno but has found his forte in fidgit house and his current release "Grab Ya Funkstick" is a perfect example of this 'Bad Dog's talent.
So how long have you been Djing?
I have had decks for years, since I was 12 infact, I tend not to mix much at home anymore just when I play out now it's like riding a bike I guess!
Where did your DJ name come from?
The name came from Lucky Number Slevin, the guy is called Slevin Kelevra and he's one bad ass mo-fo, it translates to Bad Dog (Kelevra is a hebrew word) in english so I thought it was cool!
Can you name a record that first sparked your interest in dance music?
Ever since I was a kid really, I've liked dance music since it started tbh, I think Technotronic - Pump Up The Jam is the first proper housey/dancey track I can remember loving!
Do you have any residencies or events you organise or play regularly?
I am resident for my own KrunK event which begins after the Summer @ Stylus in Leeds(UK), the night is Fidget/ Jackin/ Wonkey House based and it starts Oct 2nd, with More Guests still TBA, but we also have Detboi, Stupid Fresh, Lee Mortimer, Myself, Foamo, Jak Z, Scott Cooper, Bad Robot, Eddie Zanetti, Ill Phil & More... Keep an eye out for some huge guests over the coming months!
Which is your favorite club night/venue to play and why?
I really enjoyed playing Space @ The Cross in London, also I recently played a night called Break Out in Cheltenham (UK), wasn't a huge night but had a wicked atmosphere.
How/when did you first begin making music ?
I first started producing around 2000 making techno amongst other things but finally found my sound over the last year really with the way fidget/wonky house is now I love it!
Do you prefer to remix other artists tracks or produce original material?
I think most artists love to remix, its great to take someone else's idea and make it your own, but still its great to do original stuff too, I would say I prefer to remix though actually.
Who would you most like to work with on a track and why?
I would love to work with Switch, Herve, Sinden or Fake Blood all class acts!
Your Krunk Records label is soon to be unleashed, have you got anyone special lined up for future releases?
I have got a mixture of upcoming and established people involved so far, the first release is Myself & Drusif - Raggamuffin with a Bryan Cox, Nicky Supply, Mightyfools & 2bit Thugs remix. I am planning the second release at the moment, but KrunK 001 should be out by the end of July early Aug.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?
Hopefully fully established and still rocking it!
What are your plans for 2008?
Plans are to keep putting stuff out there I have about 20+ trax & remixes waiting on release on labels like Potty Mouth, Crux, Wearhouse Music, Vacation, Movement Music etc also to keep DJing all over the UK & abroad... work on KrunK the label and make KrunK the event a success.... Busy old year ahead?!!
Kelevra - KrunK'd Mixtape.mp3
1. Kraak & Smaak - Squeeze Me (Trevor Loveys Remix)
2. Kelevra - Grab Ya Fuckstick
3. Fake Blood - Mars
4. Jak-Z & Cooper - Move Ya Body
5. Fake Blood - Fake Blood Theme
6. Estaw - Break It Down (Herve Remix)
7. DMX - Up In Here (Mighty Fools Remix)
8. Suriv Ft Ruegroove - WYDTM (Stupid Fresh Remix)
9. Foamo - Everything Cool
10. Man Eat DJ ft Jizm - I Need It
11. Liga Da Justica - Wassap (Crookers Remix)
12.Estelle - Wait A Minute (Counte & Sinden Remix)
13.Headshotboyz - Lava
14.Stuffa ft: Mapai - Pretty Girls (Sinden Remix)
Candi Staton - You Got The Love (Kelevra Remix /320K).mp3 (zshare)