Mix of the Week – Kasey Taylor

This week is Vapour Recordings head honcho, Kasey Taylor with a live mix, recorded at Esoteric Bush Techno MAD MONDAY Closing Set.

Kasey Taylor began his DJ career at the age of 13 on the decks at a little roller disco in Australia. 26 years on and he’s become one of Australia’s biggest ever dance music exports, and one of the most widely recognised DJ’s around the globe today. To date, his career resume is an impressive read, ticking off gigs at almost every big show in Melbourne and having held residencies at every club worth noting. In particular, Kasey played an integral role in creating the magic that was the ‘Mansion’. In fact, it was such an institution that you felt like you were at a special church for music every Saturday night. The venue has gone down in clubbing history and during Kasey’s time spent there, he played alongside everyone you could imagine, like Sasha, John Digweed, Hernan Cattaneo, Carl Cox, Satoshi Tomiie and the list goes on and on. In fact, so impressed was Digweed that he invited Kasey to play at his Bedrock night in London, twice! A night and a brand recognised by the music industry as one of the greatest in the world.

Kasey was lucky enough to be invited to play 2 years in a row on Easter Thursday, which is always one of the biggest Bedrock nights of the year. On top of this, he’s supported at all major festivals in Australia like Renaissance, Global Underground, Two Tribes, Future Music Festival, Summadayze and so on. He has a very loyal fan base at Rainbow Serpent Festival in his hometown of Melbourne, which now holds the reputation of being up there as one the best outdoor festivals in the world – a festival where Kasey plays each and every year. On his most recent trip back to Australia in February 2011, he was asked to be the exclusive DJ to support the Leftfield & Infusion tour around the country.

A tour that was simply amazing to be a part of. RECORD LABELS (VAPOUR RECORDINGS, EVAPOUR8 & VAPOURISE) For well over a decade now, Kasey has had the luxury of releasing his records on his own well respected label ‘Vapour Recordings’, which he founded in 1997 and has just reached it’s special 100th release. In the time since Kasey Taylor founded Vapour Recordings, the label has forged itself an enviable reputation, not only as one of Australia’s leading independent dance labels, but the worlds too. The last three years have seen Kasey launch his most recent label titled ‘eVapour8’. A label dedicated mainly towards Tech House, House and Techno. The first release, ‘Shorkel’ by Miki Litvak &Ido Ophir was featured in the Beatport main top 10 chart for over six weeks; while the second release, Avilo ‘Rubicon’ was featured on Anthony Pappa’s triple mix CD – Moments, (released in April 2008). Following these successes, Fiord’s ‘Get Up Jude’ appeared in the Techno top 10 for two months, proving that eVapour8 is growing a strong reputation for releasing quality tunes.

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Loves long walks along the beach, holding hands and romantic 80's power ballads, partial to electronic music and likes to make the odd mix or two.