Band Members: Graham Paul Kennedy
"Over the years, Kennedy has become a landmark of sorts in Cape Town’s electronica scene, involving himself in his many capacities as a DJ, event organiser and club promoter. Since his early days of spinning the decks at Mercury Live’s Manic Mondays, Kennedy had been making waves not only in Cape Town, but in the South-African scene as a whole. Constantly adapting to the change of genres over-time, Kennedy has developed a dynamic style that caters to a variety of crowds.
Kennedy’s beats range from a selective choice of indie-electro, whilst often bringing out harder variations of the genre. Yet, you’d often find that his skills on the decks are not constrained by genre labels, resulting in a unique and uncontested energy on any a dance-floor.
As a dominant figure at the likes of The Assembly, Fiction, the late Bang Bang Club and many of Cape Town’s biggest outdoor festivals, Kennedy has played alongside some of the biggest DJs in the industry. Kennedy has often shared a stage with the likes of Bruce Willis, Liver, Niskerone, Hyphen, Haezer and El-Gordo, amongst many others. In his capacity as an event-organiser, Kennedy has been involved one way or the other in events featuring international heavy-weights, such as The Bloody Beetroots, Cyberpunkers, Steve Aoki, A1 Bassline, Le Castle Vania to name but a few.
However his contributions to the scene does stop just there; Kennedy is a co-founder of the Brick City movement, a concept brought together to give exposure to up-and-coming DJs. He solely ran the Sound Politics events at The Bang Bang club during the World Cup period, successfully showing off our local talent to many a foreigner. Involvement in Dontparty.co.za, He also was a key figure in ARCADE events and bringing you the electronic stage at Synergy Live 2009 and 2010 Festivals.
It is then needless to say that Kennedy has become an essential feature in an industry that is constantly growing. He brings a fresh and much-needed element to the scene, and one should not be surprised if he begins to grace international shores in one way or the other in the near-future. "