With his early musical roots firmly in soul and jazz Kev Beadle has been one of the scene's main selector/tastemakers since the mid/late 80’s. He has played all over the world entertaining crowds with his selections and is never afraid to push musical boundaries playing a broad spectrum of music rooted in jazz and soul from days gone by right through to today's future electronica. Over the years he has had experience in many sides of the music industry including A&R, label management, promotion, event consultancy,retail and distribution. With a compilation discography in double figures, he has put together some well received compilation albums for labels like Blue Note, Cadet as well as more upfront musical offerings for labels like BBE and his own now sadly defunct label Clean Up. He also produces under the name Messengers and R.K. Edits. Kev officially retired from DJ'ing in August 2016, but continues to compile albums for BBE and new projects planned for 2017.