Daddy Kev

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Daddy Kev
Birth name Kevin Marques Moo
Born 1974 (age 41–42)
Origin Los Angeles, California
Genres Hip hop, electronic
Occupation(s) Producer, engineer, DJ
Instruments Sampler, turntable, keyboard, drum machine
Years active 1998–present
Labels Alpha Pup Records, Celestial Recordings, Mush Records
Associated acts Reefer, Nicholas Thorburn, Busdriver, The Grouch, D-Styles, Awol One
Website www.alphapuprecords.com

Kevin Marques Moo (born 1974),[1] better known by his stage name Daddy Kev, is a Grammy-nominated mixer,[2] mastering engineer and producer from Los Angeles, California.[3] He is the owner of Alpha Pup Records and founder of Low End Theory.[4] He has produced tracks for rappers such as Awol One,[5] Busdriver,[6] Sage Francis,[7] and Subtitle.[8] He is one half of the duo Reefer along with Nicholas Thorburn of Islands.[9]

Pitchfork Media describes him as "one of the Los Angeles underground's most visionary producers... His style exemplifies the steady bleeding of hip-hop culture into the more highbrow aspects of art."[10]

Career[edit]

Daddy Kev released the solo EP, Lost Angels, on Celestial Recordings in 2001. It features guest appearances from the rappers Myka 9, P.E.A.C.E., Busdriver, Awol One, and Circus.[11][12] He also released Souldoubt, a collaborative album with Awol One, on Meanstreet Records in the same year.[13][14]

Another collaborative album with Awol One, Slanguage, was released on Mush Records in 2003.[10] 2004 brought Busdriver's Cosmic Cleavage, which was produced entirely by Daddy Kev and released on Big Dada.[15]

He released Reefer, a collaborative album with Nicholas Thorburn as Reefer, in 2008.[16]

Alpha Pup Records also distributes Flying Lotus' label Brainfeeder.[17]

Daddy Kev received a Grammy Award nomination at the 58th ceremony held on February 15, 2016 for mixing the Flying Lotus song "Never Catch Me" featuring Kendrick Lamar.[18]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

Singles[edit]

Productions[edit]

  • Alien Nation – "Unicorn" (1999)
  • Sole – "Famous Last Words" from Bottle of Humans (2000)
  • Naptron – "Marvin Meets Seymour Frye Pt. I" (2000)
  • Myka 9 – "First Things Last" from Tags of the Times 3 (2001)
  • Abstract Rude – "Frisbee" from P.A.I.N.T. (2001)
  • Busdriver – "Mindcrossings", "Suing Sony", and "Single Cell Ego" from Temporary Forever (2002)
  • Existereo – "Four Way Window Pain" from Dirty Deeds & Dead Flowers (2003)
  • Abstract Rude & Tribe Unique – "Flow and Tell" from Showtyme (2003)
  • Neila – "Vertical Trees with Eternal Leaves" from Vertical Trees with Eternal Leaves (2003)
  • Busdriver and Radioinactive – "Winthorp & Winthorp" (2003)
  • Existereo – "Same Breath" from Crush Groove (2004)
  • Shape Shifters – "Rockin' These Mics", "Kreye Inn", and "Futuristic" from Was Here (2004)
  • Busdriver – Cosmic Cleavage (2004)
  • Sage Francis – "Dance Monkey" from A Healthy Distrust (2005)
  • Awol One – "Everything's Perfect" from The War of Art (2006)
  • Subtitle – "Restructure/Reroute" from Terrain to Roam (2006)
  • Acid Reign – "Too Kool for Skool" and "Here Comes Trouble" from Time & Change (2008)
  • The Grouch – "Shero" from Show You the World (2008)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walker, Chris (August 29, 2014). "How Daddy Kev Uses Low End Theory as a Talent Incubator". LA Weekly. Retrieved June 19, 2015. 
  2. ^ Greenburg, Zack (December 7, 2015). "Grammy Nominees 2016: The Full List". Forbes. Retrieved December 21, 2015. 
  3. ^ Rubin, Mike (May 28, 2010). "Lost, With Laptops, in Psychedelic Space". New York Times. Retrieved December 24, 2010. 
  4. ^ Fintoni, Laurent (February 11, 2013). "RBQMA: Daddy Kev". Red Bull Music Academy. 
  5. ^ Anna, DJ (May 30, 2003). "Awol One and Daddy Kev – Slanguage". XLR8R. 
  6. ^ Quinlan, Thomas (October 2002). "Busdriver – Temporary Forever". Exclaim!. 
  7. ^ Gil, Billy (February 14, 2005). "Splendid Magazine reviews Sage Francis: A Healthy Distrust". Splendid Magazine. 
  8. ^ Brown, Marisa. "Terrain to Roam – Subtitle". AllMusic. 
  9. ^ van Buskirk, Eliot (October 9, 2008). "Drunken Conversation Leads to Band Called Reefer". Wired. Retrieved December 19, 2010. 
  10. ^ a b Shepherd, Julianne (March 27, 2003). "Awol One / Daddy Kev: Slanguage". Pitchfork Media. 
  11. ^ DiBella, M.F. "Lost Angels – Daddy Kev". AllMusic. 
  12. ^ Juon, Steve (29 May 2001). "Daddy Kev – Lost Angels E.P. – Celestial Recordings". Rap Reviews. 
  13. ^ van Groningen, Tony (September 1, 2003). "Daddy Kev & Awol One – Souldoubt – Review". Stylus Magazine. 
  14. ^ Quinlan, Thomas (May 2001). "Awol One & Daddy Kev – Souldoubt". Exclaim!. 
  15. ^ Dahlen, Chris (July 25, 2004). "Busdriver: Cosmic Cleavage". Pitchfork Media. 
  16. ^ Raber, Rebecca (November 10, 2008). "Reefer: Reefer". Pitchfork Media. 
  17. ^ Martins, Chris (May 13, 2010). "Flying Lotus Rising". LA Weekly. Retrieved December 18, 2010. 
  18. ^ Medved, Matt (December 7, 2015). "Grammy Nominations 2016: Dance Nominees Are Deserving, But Can't Catch a Major Category Break". Billboard. Retrieved December 7, 2015. 

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