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Dave Kent

Music Style:  Funky house and breakbeat       First Toucan Track:  Freak Show (1999)      Real Names:  Dave Kent
Dave Kent

Dave Kent is a sound engineer who first collaborated with Toucan artists as long ago as 1997, helping to produce a couple of tracks. Dave didn't try writing any music himself until 1999, producing Freak Show, a sample based big beat track in the style of Fatboy Slim. The track proved more popular than Dave thought it would, so he embarked on another crazy breakbeat outing in 2000 with Monkeys Ate My Fish Tank, joining forces with Psychadelik Pedestrian.

Dave's name became more well known after his remix talents were discovered by Toucan. Between 2000 and 2004, Dave produced fast and funky house remixes of Redmann's So Sublime and Zero Gravity, and Psychadelik Pedestrian's Against The Grain among others.

Dave has also collaborated with other Toucan artists on several Phish Funk tracks and as Online Funkstream. In 2007, Dave wrote his first solo track for several years with Stimulation, a funky house track which featured on the re-release of his track Pump It, and later in the year collaborated on his most unusual project to date with Prism producing two UK hardcore tracks in a funky style which Dave reckons are "funky house, just at 170bpm"!

Dave works as an engineer in a recording studio in Bedfordshire, and has helped produce all kinds of music, from classical music and church choirs, to Latin American funk and metal. Dave enjoys working an music of all styles, but claims he is at his best when someone a bit different comes into the studio: "I like working with bands who have a style all of their own", he says, "but they've got to be funky!". Dave still drops in at Toucan from time to time, though his remixes and productions now take a back seat to his studio engineering career and family life.

Latest Dave Kent News

26th April 2013 Dave Kent podcast now available

Dave Kent’s live podcast, originally broadcast in January, is now available to download from our podcasts page. Dave’s podcast features over 40 minutes of acid, house and breakbeat tracks from 2000 to the present day seamlessly blended together in Dave’s own unique way.

7th February 2013 Toucan Music Live Tonight!

We’ll be restreaming Dave Kent’s live mix shortly over at http://mixlr.com/toucanmusic/. Join us for the broadcast starting at 8.30pm UTC / GMT!

13th January 2013 Coming soon: Toucan Music Live

Coming on 23rd January is the first of several exciting live online events we’re doing this year. Dave Kent will be streaming a live podcast of acid, breaks and funky house for your enjoyment starting at 8pm GMT / UTC. The stream will be available live here on the front page of the Toucan Music website. Don’t miss it… but if you do, don’t worry, we’ll also be recording the mix.

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Releases by Dave Kent

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Breakfast Rockers
26 July 2012
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Hardcore Funk E.P.
25 November 2007
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Pump It
8 April 2007
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Fish Ate My Monkey Tank
29 September 2006
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Remixes by Dave Kent

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DownloadLava Lamp” by Phish Funk [Dave Kent mix] tou276
DownloadBeast” by Beat Doctor [original mix feat. Dave Kent] tou256
DownloadPhenomenon” by Phish Funk [Dave Kent remix] tou250
DownloadSearch The Soul” by Redmann [Dave Kent rocks on!] tou231
DownloadAction Sequence” by Psychadelik Pedestrian [Dave Kent’s rockin’ break] tou215
DownloadAgainst The Grain” by Psychadelik Pedestrian [Beat Doctor v Dave Kent remix] tou204