Balance Selections 087: Kasey Taylor (Live at Rainbow Serpent Festival '19)
Balance Selections Podcast
Those who have been in and around the dance music scene for any given amount of time, have definitely come across the name of Kasey Taylor. Not only did he compile the second Balance Series compilation, but to date, his career resume is an impressive read, ticking off gigs and residencies at almost every big show and club in his native Melbourne, before he moved to Portugal for a ten-year stint which included shows across the globe. Now in his 32nd year of DJing, Kasey’s career began in earnest in 1996 when he managed to impress John Digweed during a warm-up set leading him to invite Kasey to play at his monthly Bedrock night at Heaven in London. For over two decades Kasey has had the luxury of releasing music on his label ‘Vapour Recordings’, which is 150 releases deep. In 2004 Kasey started eVapour8, the first release going on to become number 1 on the Beatport Techno charts for eight weeks and number 1 on the main charts for a month. After taking some personal time away from the scene and a four-year break from running Vapour Recordings, the label has just been rebranded along with a new website which will be relaunched around mid-2019. As if he isn’t busy enough, after moving to Australia in 2013 he started a new label Lo-Fi 45, and it is already showing signs of treading the same successful path of his previous imprints. The label has a focus on new and exciting talent, which sees Taylor taking on more of a mentor role too, by signing promising locals like Lask and Peruw, seeing them sit alongside productions from seasoned producers like Jamie Stevens and Kasey himself. Kasey is currently in the studio whipping up lots of new releases for Vapour Recordings and remixes for Lo-Fi-45. Watch out for new material which should be released very soon. Kasey’s Vapourized podcast will also be back in 2019 with a rebrand and fresh new look. At Rainbow Serpent festival this year Kasey was booked to play on the Market Stage to an appreciative crowd of thousands. If you missed the set or would like to relive the moment, sit back and press play, we have the full two-hour recording for your entertainment. It was not only a special set for the many who witnessed it, but it was also a watershed moment for Kasey himself: ‘My podcast for Balance is my recent set from Rainbow Serpent Festival. It’s been a while since I played on Market Stage and it was awesome of Rainbow Serpent to give me a cracker time to announce my comeback after a break for 2/3 years for personal reasons. I put a lot of love and threw everything at this one and it was a bit different to what people expected I think, in a good way. It was a fantastic afternoon and the reception was incredible and I cant thank everyone enough who was there in support.’Interview: https://www.balancemusic.com.au/podcast/balance-selections-087-kasey-taylor-live-at-rainbow-serpent-festival-2019/Soundcloud: @kaseytaylorFacebook: www.facebook.com/kaseytaylorvapourrecordsInstagram: www.instagram.com/kaseytaylor
Hosted Long Term Effects on behalf of Chris Meehan on 13 May 2017.Guest: Kasey Taylorhttps://soundcloud.com/kaseytaylorThe Lo-Fi 45 (https://soundcloud.com/lo-fi-45) boss showcased his four latest remixes (both released and unreleased) including a remix for the newest label signee Ana Wares (https://soundcloud.com/anawares).
3Fold Radio  Broadcast Date: 04 Feb 2017 Guest: Kasey Taylorhttp://www.soundcloud.com/kaseytaylorSoulphiction – Ann ArborJus Nowhere – Corpulent (Pezzner Remix Version 1)Julio Victoria – Impermanent (Pezzner Version)Alex Kennon – Last Call (Karmon Remix)Robot Love – PandoMartin Buttrich, Loco Dice – Damn U Made ItAndre Lodemann – Between The NotesVapour Recordings – VR100 Infusion – Love & Imitation (Guy J remix)Cream Sound – Sonata (Max Cooper Remix)Renato Ratier, Stimming – FilosofiaReboot – Just Hang On (Kolsch Remix)Extrawelt – Breaking BricksQuivver vs Michael & Levan & Stiven Rivic – Subconscious (Joop Junior’s Mindful And A Mouthful Remix)Sasha – Vapourspace – Ab MinorMiki Litvak & Ido Ophir – Shnorkel (Kasey Taylor remix)Rodriguez Jr. – Mistral (Marc Romboy’s Trip to Jupiter)Sasha – Ohmna (Yamil Colucci Remix)