Soul Therapy Music: Kevin Fernando
24.08.21 // 4 - 6PM UK
Kevin’s musical roots started in the 1980s when he first started buying vinyl. His passion for disco, jazz funk and rare groove then led to him buying his first pair of turntables in the early 90s. With the explosion of the the New York and New Jersey Gospel house scene, he started to play out at intimate house parties and clubs in the West London scene. His main influences during this period included such luminaries as Paul 'Trouble' Anderson,Tony Humphries, Frankie Knuckles, Kerri Chandler, David Camacho, Blaze, John Robinson, Lil Louis, Victor Simonelli and Masters at Work to name but a few.
In the studio, Kevin's collaboration with New York's Victor Simonelli "Hammond Heat" received plenty of support and club-play from the likes of Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez, DJ Spinna and Terry Hunter. The track has recently also had remixes from Legendary producer and remix king, John Morales. His follow up to Hammond Heat, kept Kevin's profile very much on track within the soulful house scene on release in 2016, entitled "The Sax Track," it's deep jazzy groove featured in the Traxsource top 20 bestsellers. Since then Kevin's releases have included "Flute Fiyah," and "We've got to believe' (once more alongside Victor Simonelli) "I just can't get enough of your love" and his remix of house music legend Byron Stingily's "Having You". At the time of writing, future Kevin Fernando releases lined up including titles for Bassline Records, Unknown Records & West Side Records as well as number of DJ only and vinyl release disco edits.
Away from the studio and back in the clubs... Kevin co-promotes the Soul Damn Funky club night in Brighton UK, playing soulful, deep and gospel house alongside high quality headline DJ's every month. Recent guests at the club have included the legendary Paul "Trouble" Anderson, Richard Earnshaw and Kevin's production partner, Victor Simonelli. 2017 saw Kevin fulfil a summer residency for disco legend John Morales at his "Boogie Nights" while other London gigs have included "Back 4 Love," "The Loft," "Troubled Soul" & "Bump n Hustle," playing many times alongside his mentor and favourite DJ Paul Trouble Anderson. International DJ duties have seen him visit Switzerland, France, Colombia, Thailand and Sri Lanka in recent years. Relocating from London to Sri Lanka in the autumn of 2017, Kevin continues to make moves with his productions... Works with Moné, Byron Stingily, Ronnie Canada and Victor Simonelli are all in the pipeline and his new base location in Asia allows him to bring his sound to a new audience, through events and the Soul Therapy artist agency. He also continues to DJ regularly across London, spinning house, disco, jazz-funk, soul, reggae, rare groove and everything in between.