With an uninterrupted DJing career that’s stretched back further than the past forty years, there are few who can match Derek Kaye’s first hand experience, involved in scene after scene, watching them come and go. Given the fact British DJs were still announcing records when a very young Derek started out on his homemade mobile disco, it’s fair to say UK club culture has come a long way since then.
Drawing from his wealth of knowledge in groove music and his adept technical nature, Derek has managed to evolve with the times and currently finds himself at the forefront of the re-edit scene, following in the path of his childhood friend DJ Greg Wilson, who had followed Derek into DJing back in the seventies. He’s racked up a good collection of his own edits and reworks over the past years, including vinyl releases on Greg Wilson’s vinyl-only A&R Edits; versions of Rufus Feat Chaka Khan and Players Association as ‘Nobody’ / ‘Music Up’ plus Earth, Wind & Fire and Parliament as ‘It Was Saturday Nite’ / ‘For The Funk Of It’. He’s collaborated with GW on a number of remixes, Saint Etienne’s ‘Dive’ being the most recent, whilst he’s also lent his acute engineering to the Super Weird Substance productions.