Dave Kent

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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. Dave didn't write any music himself until 1999, producing Freak Show, a sample-based big beat track. Dave's remix talents were soon discovered and between 2000 and 2004, he produced fast and funky house mixes 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"! His 2012 Breakfast Rockers release explored the harder side of acid breaks, while in 2016 Dave was one of the artists behind Phish Funk's Discotheque EP.

Dave works as a recording studio engineer in the UK, and has helped produce all kinds of music, from classical music 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"! Dave still drops in at Toucan from time to time, most recently lending a funky acid sound to his collaboration with Marc Burt in 2019, Tweaking, though his productions now take a back seat to his studio engineering career and family life.

EP Releases by Dave Kent

Remixes by Dave Kent

Dave Kent mixes also feature on these releases: