fbk (Kevin Kennedy) is an American techno producer. Since 1994, fbk has been honing and refining his sound which has been called dark, hard, funky, extremely
dance-able and hypnotic.
His releases on Frictional and Xplor are still sought to this..
He's your favorite DJ's favorite producer. Your heroes are his friends. His mentors are legendary figures in dance music. You may not recognize his name-but you should.
Kevin M. Kennedy (AKA FBK, The Sleep Engineer) has been creating techno, house and experimenting with sound and space since the early 1990s. His work has been featured on labels as divergent and diverse as Soiree Records International and MDR.
Born in Columbus, Ohio (exactly 3hr 13 minutes from Detroit), Kevin had the fortune to meet and work with legendary producers and Djs Daniel Bell and Anthony 'Shake' Shakir, and learn even more from Claude Young jr. and Jay Denham in his formative years-releasing on the Frictional imprint as FBK. His “Knobs and Switches” EP set dance floors alight and became a 'classic,' recently being reissued by Matt Edwards' R-Tyme imprint 20 years after its initial release.
FBK has never stopped experimenting: His sound is hard yet hypnotic, rooted in minimalism but always focused upon keeping the groove while exploring the spaces in between the notes.
FBK has been performing live since 1994 and Djing since 1988. His live show is energetic, powerful and never fails to disappoint. His minimalism continues with his setup-believing in portability and versatility over anything. His unique DJ sets are filled with unreleased material and edits, always pushing the crowd to dance.
2019 was a banner year for the artist: Seeing his first album, “More Stories From the Future” released on Rekids, along with his first visit to Berlin, performing at Griessmuehle. 2020 sees the artist with new releases on Knotweed, and another album planned for Rekids, along with tunes from his previous album being remixed by Len Faki.
FBK also works on a live performance project with James Johnson (Plural), who is a Metroplex artist. Their largely-improvised shows are not to miss, and take a crowd on a journey through the minds of two warrior spirits working in concert with each other.
As the years continue, FBK keeps going, hiding in plain sight, quietly making music that is heard and loved around the world.
For bookings, contact: [email protected]
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