Meet The Producer
Keith Mann aka Cheekykeefy
I first became fascinated with DJ-ing when I went to my first disco at the age of 6. The DJ that was doing the disco could see I was interested and took me behind the decks and that was it. I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up. I had my own setup at the age of 11 doing friends parties etc. All of my pocket money was spent on buying records. I remember my brother getting a tape off a friend whose brother was a club DJ and it contained Dakeyne’s mixes of ‘Blue Monday’ and ‘Tainted Love’. I had never heard anything like it and was amazed. That’s also what I wanted to do.
I practiced every day, mixing, learning software & making lots of mistakes until I came across a ultra rare acapella of Jackson 5 ‘I Want You Back’. I did a little remix of it and it was the first mix I plucked up the courage to send to DMC. I was chuffed to bits when it was featured on DMC Issue 187 way back in August 1998.
FAVE DMC MIX – This is so hard….. so many over the years but Mixbusters ‘Relax’ blew me away when I heard it. (And still does)
After all these years, I’m still DJ-ing full time with several nights residencies and messing about in the studio. He is the current mixer for DMCs Chart Monsterjam each month following in the footsteps of Guy Garrett and Ivan Santana. He is the latest incumbant of DMC Mid Year Monsterjam and the renowned End Of Year Monsterjam. Keith is also part of the main stay of DMC Producers with Kevin Sweeney and Rod Layman and all the other members of our illustrious Producer Team every month.