A rising star from New York’s house scene, DJ/Producer Kai has gained a strong reputation for the electro-tribal-funk sound of his DJ sets and floor filling dance productions. With a fun filled blend of funk, electro, or tribal, Kai always keeps the crowd moving with unexpected twists and turns throughout the night. As testament to his skills, Grammy winning duo Deep Dish have said, “Chris and Kai’s new cut ‘Suffocation’ is simply amazing. Its one of the best tribal tracks out there” Already a name growing in demand, Kai has played at some of the world’s best venues including Crobar (NYC) and the now legendary Womb in Tokyo.
In John Digweed’s words “Chris & Kai have been making some great tracks over the years’ [Kai’s] really starting to find his feet and he’s an excellent DJ as well.” Kai has proven Digweed right on the last two Yoshitoshi tours of Asia covering over 8 different cities including Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Singapore. From his many years of experience playing many of New York’s best clubs including Crobar, Sullivan Room, Discoteque, Le Souk and his 2 year residency at Plant Bar, Kai is now bringing his sound to clubbers around the world.
Working with his studio partner as Chris & Kai, the two found quick success with an original debut release of “Suffocation/Catch Me” on Yoshitoshi Recordings. Following the Yoshitoshi release with several critically acclaimed remixes on Hooj Choons, and Yo!, Chris & Kai established themselves as cutting edge producers. Chris & Kai’s productions have been making waves on BBC Radio One with Pete Tong playing their forthcoming release on Alternative Route, “Gone to Heaven,” several times on his Essential Selection. The mighty Sasha & Digweed also feature the same track as the closing song to their Essential Mix live from Renaissance, UK. “Catch Me” was also included on the Ultra Dance 05 CD compilation that reached #1 on the Billboard Dance Charts in the US.
Now dedicating more time to his solo productions, Kai’s has proven himself as a producer to watch out for. His remix of UDG – New Generation, which was featured on his Kiss FM guestmix, has received full support from Sasha, Digweed, Deep Dish, Sander Kleinenberg, and Luke Fair. The track was also featured on Superchumbo’s (Tom Stephan) KISS FM show. Here’s what some DJs have to say about the track:
Deep Dish: “Track sounds wicked, I will be playing this out!”
Luke Fair: “F*ckin’ WIKKID!!!”
Steve Porter: âthis one will grab the dance floor by the balls, definitely going to rip this"
In addition Kai’s original production, Find Myself is also featured on the MTV Sound System/Campari Red Passion CD. The CD is being given away on the Red Passion tour covering destination in Athens, Barcelona, and Ibiza. Also keep an eye out for his remix of the progressive house classic, Medway – Resurrection due out on Release Records later this year.
Kai is also proud to be a contributor to the very last release on Hooj Choons with his remix of Acapulco will being played by Sasha for his encores to this day.
Kai’s strong DJ sensibilities shine through on his original production, all having caught the attention and DJ support of many A-list DJs such as Sasha, John Digweed, Luke Fair, Desyn Masiello, Deep Dish, D:Fuse, Danny Howells, Jimmy Van M, and Sander Kleinenberg just to name a few. Come hear why all the top international jocks are paying attention!