Kasey Taylor - Founder of Vapour Recordings, eVapour8 & Vapourise
A LITTLE HISTORY
Kasey Taylor began his DJ career at the age of 13 on the decks at a little roller disco in Australia. 26 years on and he’s become one of Australia’s biggest ever dance music exports, and one of the most widely recognised DJ’s around the globe today.
To date, his career resume is an impressive read, ticking off gigs at almost every big show in Melbourne and having held residencies at every club worth noting.
In particular, Kasey played an integral role in creating the magic that was the ‘Mansion’. In fact, it was such an institution that you felt like you were at a special church for music every Saturday night.
The venue has gone down in clubbing history and during Kasey’s time spent there, he played alongside everyone you could imagine, like Sasha, John Digweed, Hernan Cattaneo, Carl Cox, Satoshi Tomiie and the list goes on and on.
In fact, so impressed was Digweed that he invited Kasey to play at his Bedrock night in London, twice! A night and a brand recognised by the music industry as one of the greatest in the world. Kasey was lucky enough to be invited to play 2 years in a row on Easter Thursday, which is always one of the biggest Bedrock nights of the year.
On top of this, he’s supported at all major festivals in Australia like Renaissance, Global Underground, Two Tribes, Future Music Festival, Summadayze and so on. He has a very loyal fan base at Rainbow Serpent Festival in his hometown of Melbourne, which now holds the reputation of being up there as one the best outdoor festivals in the world - a festival where Kasey plays each and every year. On his most recent trip back to Australia in February 2011, he was asked to be the exclusive DJ to support the Leftfield & Infusion tour around the country. A tour that was simply amazing to be a part of.
RECORD LABELS (VAPOUR RECORDINGS, EVAPOUR8 & VAPOURISE)
For well over a decade now, Kasey has had the luxury of releasing his records on his own well respected label ‘Vapour Recordings’, which he founded in 1997 and has just reached it’s special 100th release. In the time since Kasey Taylor founded Vapour Recordings, the label has forged itself an enviable reputation, not only as one of Australia’s leading independent dance labels, but the worlds too.
The last three years have seen Kasey launch his most recent label titled ‘eVapour8’. A label dedicated mainly towards Tech House, House and Techno. The first release, ‘Shorkel’ by Miki Litvak &Ido Ophir was featured in the Beatport main top 10 chart for over six weeks; while the second release, Avilo ‘Rubicon’ was featured on Anthony Pappa’s triple mix CD – Moments, (released in April 2008). Following these successes, Fiord’s ‘Get Up Jude’ appeared in the Techno top 10 for two months, proving that eVapour8 is growing a strong reputation for releasing quality tunes.
RECENT LABEL NEWS & KASEY TAYLOR NEWS
2011 is shaping up to be a very big year for the label with some quality signings. Some of Kasey’s most recent remixes include the classic Infusion track – Love & Imitation, just released on Vapour Recordings which also includes remixes from Peter Horrevorts, Luis Junior, Dousk, Logiztik Sounds, and a new Jamie Stevens & Steve Ward mix. He’s also just completed a remix for Hernan Cattaneo’s Sudbeat label for the track ‘In My Naked Village’ by Rodskeez, a remix for Chris Fortier’s Fade records label on the track ‘ Chava Vagana’ by Karraskilla with the most recent remix coming out on Vapour Recordings 100th on the classic ‘Snowcone’ by Dousk.
Also watch out for new EP’s from Parham & Plaza – Outside the Inside (which features a remix from Charlie May, out now), a couple of new singles from Roger Martinez, along with new singles from Dousk, Kasey Taylor and our newest addition to the label in Rodskeez, who you will be hearing a lot about soon if you haven’t already.
VAPOUR RECORDINGS 100TH RELEASE SPECIAL
Kasey spent the first half of 2011 getting the 100th release ready for Vapour Recordings and which was finally release on July 11-201. The clock was wound back for this one choosing artists from past, present and future to remix the back catalogue. This package contains some fantastic names and remixes from the likes of Guy J, Hernan Cattaneo, Luis Junior, Dousk, Jamie Stevens (Infusion), Peter Horrevorts, Luke Chable, Nick Warren, Rodskeez, Fiord, Kassey Voorn, Barry Jamieson and many more. For those who follow Vapour Recordings, this is definitely not a package you would want to miss out on – Out now!
KASEY TAYLOR FORTHCOMING PRODUCTIONS
Kasey is now back in the studio with vengeance having completed about 15 tracks and has finally commenced work on his first studio album, which is due for release in early 2012. Before we see the release of this album though, you will see Kasey’s name attached to many remixes and originals over the coming months.
Tune into Proton radio for Vapourized with Kasey Taylor on the 4th Monday of each month at 4pm EST
A FINAL FEW WORDS
So what is it about Kasey’s music that has won him the respect of the dance community? If you really want to know, plant your feet on the dance floor for the full duration of a Taylor set as Kasey effortlessly changes gears from all genres of music, sucking you into his sound scapes to a point where you look up all of a sudden and realise you’ve been lost in music for hours - You can talk about his astounding mixing which is so precise that you probably won’t even know whether a track is coming or going -You can talk about the fact that Kasey will be playing records weeks before most, You can talk about a lot of things but at the end of the day, Kasey just ‘gets’ dance music, He writes music, lives it, studies it, and embodies it, so if you ever get the chance to go and hear a Kasey Taylor set, enjoy it!
Selected discography Kasey Taylor
Fiord & Kasey Taylor – Threefold (Vapour Recordings) (2011)
Kasey Taylor – Vamusa (Vapour Recordings) (2011)
Kasey Taylor – 2 Minute Music (eVapour8) (2011)
Kasey Taylor – Similarity (Vapour Recordings) (2010)
Kasey Taylor – Reynosa (Vapour Recordings) (2010)
Kasey Taylor & John-e – Jelly Belly (eVapour8) (2010)
Kasey Taylor & Pena – Rodeo (Vapour Recordings) (2010)
Kasey Taylor & Pena – Russian Custard (Vapour Recordings) (2010)
Kasey Taylor - Peaches (Vapour Recordings) (2008)
Kasey Taylor & Chris Meehan - Humbled/Rumbled (Vapour Recordings) (2005)
Kasey Taylor & Chris Meehan - Biotics (Vapour Recordings) (2004)
Kasey Taylor & Chris Meehan - Simplicity (Vapour Recordings) (2004)
Kasey Taylor & Chris Meehan - Peace of Me (Vapour Recordings) (2004)
Kasey Taylor & Chris Meehan - Between the Lines (Vapour Recordings) (2004)
Kasey Taylor & Chris Meehan - Parallel Reflection (Feed me Records) (2004)
Kasey Taylor & Chris Meehan - South of the Border (Vapour Recordings) (2004)
Kasey Taylor - Trapped (Vapour Recordings) (2005)
Katai - Turn of Time (Vapour Recordings) (2002)
Our House - Twilight
Our House - Fire & Ice / Krakatoa
Ocean Wave - Dropzone/Clouded Image (Vapour Recordings) (2004)
Ocean Wave - Overshadowed (Vapour Recordings 2004)
Ocean Wave - Clearwater (Licensed to Rhythm Syndicate records UK 1999)
Ocean Wave - Velvet (Licensed to Rhythm Syndicate records UK 1999)
Colorsound - Small Phatt One (Vapour Recordings) (2002) with Barry Jamieson
Skinny Monkey - Heavy Vinyl (Fluid) (2002) with Evolution
Blakstone - Superfrill (Vapour Recordings (2001) with Andy Jarrod
Blakstone - One Thing (Vapour Recordings) (2001) with Andy Jarrod
Quench - Feel my Love (Vicious Vinyl 1995) with Sean Quinn & CJ Dolan
Our House - Floorspace (Perfecto Records 1995)
Poison Pro presents Xino – Mantra (Vapour Recordings 2011) Kasey Taylor remix
Rodskeez - SBS (Vapour Recordings 2011) Kasey Taylor remix
Dousk – Estrange (Vapour Recordings 2011) Kasey Taylor remix
Rodskeez – In My Naked Village (Sudbeat 2011) Kasey Taylor remix
Karraskilla – Chava Vagana (Fade Records 2011) Kasey Taylor remix
Infusion – Try it On (Unreleased 2011) Kasey Taylor Remix
Ricky Ryan – Mona Moon (Vapour Recordings 2011) Kasey Taylor Remix
Infusion – Love & Imitation (Vapour Recordings 2011) Kasey Taylor Remix
Roger Martinez – Discovery (Vapour Recordings 2011) Kasey Taylor Remix
Blue Amazon – No Other Love (Unreleased 2011) Kasey Taylor Remix
Mobilize – Something for your Mind (Proton Music 2011) Kasey Taylor Remix
Kirsty Hawkshaw – It’s a Fine Day (Unreleased 2011) Kasey Taylor Remix
Dousk – Snowcone (Vapour Recordings 2011) Kasey Taylor Remix
Dousk – Nails (Vapour Recordings 2011) Kasey Taylor Remix
Logiztik Sounds – Tachuela (City Lights Records 2011) Kasey Taylor & Pena Remix
Stage Van H & Chris Mozio – Wicked (Movement Records 2011) Kasey Taylor Remix
To Ricciardi – Electric Sunshine (eVapour8 2010) Kasey Taylor Remix
C-Jay – Vienna (Plusquam Records 2010) Kasey Taylor Remix
Jalebee Cartel – Speechless (eVapour8 2010) Kasey Taylor & Henriq Remix
Flow & Zeo – Expressive (eVapour8 2010) Kasey Taylor & Henriq Remix
Ramiro Puente & Karlos Elizondo – Fourth (Vapour Recordings 2010) Kasey Taylor Remix
Anil Chawla - The White Zone (Flow Recordings 2009) Kasey Taylor & Pena Remix ?
GMJ - New Dawn (Vapour Recordings 2009) Kasey Taylor Remix?
Triangle - Two (Vapour Recordings 2009) Kasey Taylor Remix
Avilo – Reach (Vapour Recordings 2009) Kasey Taylor Remix?
Wombat – Helo (Open Records 2009) Kasey Taylor Remix
Tim Davison – Patrol (Vapour Recordings 2008) Kasey Taylor Remix
Avilo – Easy 15 (Vapour Recordings 2008) Kasey Taylor Remix
Antix – Red Robin (Iboga Records 2008) Kasey Taylor Remix
LeRon, Yves Eaux & C-Jay – FantoomLust (Vapour Recordings 2007) Kasey Taylor Remix
Greed – Promises (Vapour Recordings 2006) Kasey Taylor Remix
Parham & Dominic Plaza – Once (Fokused 2005) Kasey Taylor & Chris Meehan Remix
Evolution – Been to Long (Electric Music People 2004) Kasey Taylor & Chris Meehan Remix
Form & Funktion – Wonderland (EQ Recordings 2004) Kasey Taylor & Chris Meehan Remix
Sumantri - Imagination (Vapour Recordings 2004) Kasey Taylor & Chris Meehan Remix
Filur - Kiwimint Pilot (Feed me Records 2004) Kasey Taylor’s Katai Remix
Greed - Tea in the Sahara (SOG Records 2004) Kasey Taylor & Chris Meehan Remix
Chakra - I Am (3 Break Beat 2003) - Kasey Taylor’s Ocean Breaks Remix
Kasey Taylor & Chris Meehan - Parallel Reflection (Feed me Records 2003) Katai Dub
Sasha - Magnetic North (2003) - Kasey Taylor Remix
Highland - No Way Out (Vapour Recordings 2003) - Kasey Taylor’s Ocean Wave Remix
Hamish - Forever & Never (Our House Remix 2003) - Our House Remix
Life Stylus - Spinnin (Vapour Recordings 2001) - Katai Remix
48 Hours - 48 Days (Vicious Vinyl 2001) - Kasey Taylor Remix
Bluephaze - The Bell (Vapour Recordings 2001) - Ocean Wave Remix
Highland - Coloured Dreams (Vapour Recordings 2001) - Ocean Wave Remix
Pole Folder and CP - Apollo Vibes (Bedrock Records 2001) - Ocean Wave Remix
Koma & Bones - Face Facts (Forged Recordings 2001) - Ocean Wave Remix
Eternal Rhythm - Deep Down (Quad 2000) - Ocean Wave Remix
Quadra - Far Away (Convert 2000) - Ocean Wave Remix
The Fact - Contact (Vapour 2000) - Ocean Wave Remix
DJ Gordon - Moonshine Boogie (Rhythm Syndicate 2000) - Ocean Wave Remix
Breeder - Tyrantanic (Rhythm Syndicate 1999) - Ocean Wave Remix
Blue Amazon - And then the Rain Falls (Vapour 1999) - Ocean Wave Remix
Black Dove - Capsule (Vapour 1999) - Ocean Wave Remix
SLP - Supernova (U.S. Fade 1999) - Ocean Wave Remix
Rush - Regret (Vapour 1998) - Ocean Wave Remix
Blade - Nebula (Vapour 1998) - Ocean Wave Remix
Free Radicals - Summer Breeze (MDS 1997) - Ocean Wave Remix
Vapourized Volume 1 - Compiled & Mixed by Kasey Taylor (Vapour Recordings 1999)
Vapourized Volume 2 - Compiled & Mixed by Kasey Taylor (Vapour Recordings 2000)
Balance Volume 2 - Compiled & Mixed by Kasey Taylor (EQ Recordings/Stomp 2001)