DJ Food

DJ Food

Strictly Kev as DJ Food at Moldejazz, 2009.
Background information
Origin London, England
Genres Electronica, IDM, trip hop, dub
Years active 1992–present
Labels Ninja Tune
Associated acts DK
Members Strictly Kev
Past members Matt Black
Jonathan More
Patrick Carpenter

DJ Food is an electronic music project currently headed by Kevin Foakes, aka Strictly Kev. Originally conceived by the members of Coldcut on the Ninja Tune independent record label, the project started in 1990 on the premise of providing metaphorical "food for DJs". DJ Food released the Jazz Brakes series, with Jazz Brakes Volume 3 being the most successful. The records consisted of collections of breaks, loops and samples, that could be used for mixing, remixing and producing.

The later DJ Food albums have developed with shades of Latin, dub, techno, ambient, and Jungle.

The 1995 album, A Recipe for Disaster was a conscious move away from the Jazz Brakes volumes to form more of an identity as an artist, and a remix album of tracks from all 6 LPs, entitled Refried Food was released the following year. The more recent release, Kaleidoscope, features guest artists including Bundy K. Brown (formerly of Tortoise, Directions in Music, Pullman) and voiceover artist and jazz poet, Ken Nordine.


DJ Food started as a Coldcut side project from Jonathan More and Matt Black,. Along the way they met Patrick Carpenter, who was listed on the liner notes by only his initials. A loose collaborative team began to form including Paul Brook, Paul Rabiger, Kevin Foakes aka Strictly Kev and Issac Elliston.

Although keeping their hand in as DJs on the albums, Black and More couldn't perform DJ sets twice in one night under the aliases of both Coldcut & DJ Food, so they handed the mantle of live performances over to PC and Strictly Kev. Later, PC became so involved with The Cinematic Orchestra that he decided to quit DJ Food, leaving Strictly Kev as the sole director of the project. He has since contributed three remixes to the The Shape of Things That Hum EP in 2009.

Album discography

DJ Mix albums

Mixed by PC and Strictly Kev (as Strictly).
56 minute mix by DJ Food as Disc 1 of the 3 cd set.
Mix album for Ninja Tune's Solid Steel mix series, with producer DK.
Ninja Tune compilation mixed by Strictly Kev.

Internet Only Releases

A history of cut-up music with Paul Morley as narrator, originally aired in January 2004 on XFM's The Remix.[2]
A mix of Brian Eno tracks.




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