Berlin Mixtapes: Steve Kelley In The House
Next up we welcome the amazing Steve Kelley. A passionate, dedicated and energetic talent, Steve began almost 20 years ago as a DJ having played for some of the largest and respected brands in dance music. Steve’s sound is very much about the groove and melody, accompanied with a deep, chunky house vibe.
The next natural step has been production and it hasn’t taken too long for Steve’s studio skills to be recognised with his tracks being picked up by the likes of Steve Bug (Poker Flat Recordings), Lost Desert (Souksonic), Nick Warren (The Sound Garden) and also Native Instruments as part of the Traktor Pro update. With a developing profile Steve decided to step into the forum of promoting his own events back in his
hometown. For the past 10 years Steve created the formidable monthly terrace party Tantalise presents Palava. The parties attracted roadblocks of people, with an atmosphere and reputation that have seen clubbers travel the length and breadth of the country to savor its unique vibe. As a result of the Tantalise’s notoriety Steve has seen himself travel the world to replicate his DJ performances internationally with gigs in the US, Germany, Ibiza, Sweden and holding a residency in Italy.
Steve as well as being an exceptional DJ talent, it is certainly true to say that he is one of the next generation of club land pioneers.
Hi Steve, how are you and what have you been up to this week?
Hi guys! Yes, not bad at all, nothing too exciting, just relaxing and finishing off
Any plans for the weekend?
I would love to go to the Brighton Music Conference, however I'm off to Morocco.
Your bio states that you used to play for one of club land's biggest
institutions - Godskitchen. Tell us more about that.
Godskitchen opened in Birmingham around 1996 at the Sanctuary and my brother
noticed in the local newspaper that they were asking for mixtapes in order to apply
to DJ. I sent a tape over to them and a few weeks after I played at the opening
night at the Sanctuary.
What are some of your best memories from Godskitchen?
I had many great memories there, from playing at their Birthday Ball through to
their New Year's Eve Party over a few years.
You used to run a monthly terrace party called Tantalise presents Palava.