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KANE & SHELDON

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A chance meeting of like minded souls, Simon and Quentin were brought together by their love of house music and in particular soulful house music. The pair took ten years before getting in the studio with each other and they haven’t looked back since. The duo have many releases under their belt on many labels, most frequently on DJ Spen’s Unquantize records.

DJ and producer Quentin Kane’s love for music was first ignited in the early 80s by electro and his passion grew in tandem with the emergence of early house music. Playing, writing and studying dons like Masters At Work and Kerri Chandler have helped Quentin become a producer to watch. Alongside forging his studio skills, Quentin has served his time as a club DJ, serving a 10 year + residency at Belfast’s legendary club Thompsons Garage, supporting the likes of Todd Terry, DJ Sneak and Sandy Rivera amongst others. Quentin has released solo material on the likes of Broken Records, King Street and Audiobite Records. If Quentin’s not in the studio he can seen dj’ing at his regular slot at Thompsons Garage in his hometown Belfast.

Simon’s first job after leaving school was in OMD’s studio, the Pink Museum in his home town Liverpool working with Michael Hass (808 State), Echo & The Bunnymen and OMD amongst  others. On arriving to his now home Belfast, he started playing in a few bands before forming his drum’n’bass outfit Spree. Spree went on to release  tracks on labels such as Aspect records, Formation, NIR amongst others while also being a prolific live act, playing in US and across Europe and also playing the Jazz World stage at Glastonbury.

Working together Simon & Quentin’s releases have had plays and praise from house dons from DJ Spen to Dave Clarke and Studio 54 resident Kenny Carpenter to Detroit legend James Pennington. With releases backing up and a new live show on the horizon,  we may be seeing a bit more of Quentin and Simon.