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KCC and the Rocking Crew


Fast Facts

Member Name : Keith Franklin
Job Title : Sound Leader
Sound System : KCC and the Rocking Crew
Music Type : US House (old & new), House Anthams
Contact : Email Keith Franklin
Website : Visit djkcc.co.uk
Carnival Location: Wornington Road




This native Londoner started DJing while still at school and had his first professional gig at Jean Pieres In Greek street back in 1979. From there he started his first residency alongside his brother Mel, DJing at one of London's premiere gay nights The Lift from 1981 to 1986. It was while DJing at The Lift that Keith KCC was introduced to house music. When The Lift finally ended Keith KCC secured a residency at London's infamous Wag Club alongside Mark Moore from S-Express.

Keith KCC also started DJing at some of London's pirate radio stations and met up with Kid Batchelor & Lesley Lawrence and formed the infamous Bang The Party, around Christmas 1986, releasing two singles, Jaques Theme & Release Your Body before leaving in the middle of album to form SLF producing one of England's first Acid House tracks, Show Me Wot You Got.

Keith KCC was also busy on the warehouse party scene at the time playing at all the Translantic warehouse parties alongside people like Robert Owens, Harvey, Andrew Weatherhall, Mr C, Colin Favour, etc.

By now Keith had secured another residency at London's Melange club, alongside LTJ Bukem, which ran for about 3 years. As well as DJing and producing music Keith KCC started working as a sound engineer/ programmer and worked with the likes of Shut Up And Dance, Femi Kuti, Rose Windross (Soul to Soul), Dj Hype, Double Trouble, Derrick May and many others.

Keith KCC has gone on to remix tracks for the likes of Whitney Houston, Sounds of Blackness, Ann Nesby and Marshall Jefferson's Rock Your Body. Boris Dulugosh , Kenny Thomas, Catch a Groove, Known Chic - I Love New York.

Forever busy on the DJ front, Keith has been touring Europe continuously for the past 15 years, playing at some of Europe's premiere clubs. In 1992 Keith produced two tracks for Azuli records: Groove Thing and Heaven.

Keith KCC and with his brother Mel started their own club - KCC club - as well as holding down residencies at London's Fierce Child alongside Smokin Joe, Danny Rampling and Princess Julia.

From here Keith KCC started doing England's club circuit playing at all the big clubs, Ministry of Sound, etc.

In 1991 Keith & his Brother Mel formed the KCCsoundsystem and became one of the biggest attractions at the the Notting Hill Carnival. The KCC site has now become a bit of an institution, attracting the largest crowd ever for a sound system as well as international DJ's from around the world, such as DJ Disciple, Roger Sanchez, Mousse T, Pete Heller, Matt Jam Lamont, Dj Spoony, etc.

In 1995 KCC won the BASS "Best Alternative Sound System" Award. Between 1997-98 Keith KCC Joined the Nice & Ripe stable of labels and released about 6 Eps, alongside artist such as Ty Holden & Jeremy Slyvester.

Over the years Keith KCC has done Mix shows for many radio stations including Kiss Fm, Galaxy Fm, Paris FG, Skyrock, Girls FM, Unknown FM and numerous pirate stations.

Keith KCC has held numerous residencies over the years, and at the moment KCC can be found at EGG and AKA Bar in London.

For more information visit: http: www.djkcc.co.uk



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