Kepi is Minnesota-born, electronic music junky, Jeff Steinmetz. He
knew from an early age that he had a passion for music and technology.
After a long stint playing live keyboards and guitar and engineering
at various Minneapolis studios, Kepi moved on to DJ-ing as yet another
release of his creativity.
After a decade of DJ experience, he settled in San Francisco. Because
of his musical background, Kepi’s DJ sets reflect more than
just the ability to keep the beat thumping – they are musically
and sonically exciting. This gift has earned him frequent slots at
all of the major venues in San Francisco, as well as various clubs
& festivals around the world. Notable locations include Ibiza,
Spain; Love Parade in San Francisco; LA’s cult favorite Moontribe;
Music Festivals in Canada; and Nevada’s now legendary Burning
Kepi continues to be an influential artist on the West coast performing
with many notable producers and artists that span many music styles
and geographies, including such acts as Hybrid, Steve Porter, Luke Fair, Grandmaster Flash, Infected Mushroom, Shpongle,
Cosmosis, Shakta, Astral Projection, Crystal Method, Hybrid, D:Fuse,
Hyper, Trendroid, Fine-Cut Bodies, Freq Nasty, Jeno and many more.
Kepi is a resident on Thump Radio's broadcast, "ThumpFunk" on XM satellite's "The Move" - giving him national exposure in the US.
|Kepi’s long time involvement in studio engineering and
sound production has led to the build-up of a pro grade project
studio which is the breeding ground for his original style of
dance music: a fusion of house, progressive, breaks and trance.
It is not uncommon for Kepi to create one off custom tracks and
dubs for his sets before a show. Look for releases by Kepi, Kat,
Amani and Teapot under their production title