Kepi and Kat

Kepi and Kat

 San Francisco, California, USA
BandEDMPop

The award winning wife and husband team of Kat and Kepi bring a unique twist to the traditional DJ set. By adding the exhilarating live-performance element of Kat's vocals to Kepi’s driving backbeats, Kat and Kepi take dance and electronic music to a new level: a full-body experience.

Biography

A staple in the West Coast dance club and outdoor-festival scene since 2001, Kepi and Kat have headlined in notable clubs around the country in such places as San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami, Seattle and Portland. They have performed at numerous high-profile outdoor festivals such as the Love Parade and LoveFest in San Francisco, giving the gift of music to thousands of screaming fans.

Kepi (aka Jeff Steinmetz) is a voting member of the Grammy Awards and a classically trained on piano. Seeing trends early, he was the first student at the University of Minnesota to combine music and technology, spawning a customized degree in electronic music.

Kat's vocals have been described as "sensually hypnotic, yet fiery and powerful".

Their fans have spoken and voted the duo "BEST ELECTRONIC MUSIC ACT" in the Bay Area two years in a row! (San Francisco Bay Guardian Readers Poll)

Kepi and Kat have performed internationally in the dance music capitol of Ibiza, Spain, as well as the Diversity Festival on the Sunshine Coast of Canada. They snagged highly coveted spots at the Winter Music Conference in Miami for two years consecutively, playing showcases for Thump Radio and XM Satellite Radio, among others. Kepi’s monthly show “Thump Funk” on XM Satellite’s “The Move” has brought the duo additional national and international exposure.

In 2005, Kepi and Kat released their debut EP "Limelight" which immediately charted on the Balance Record Pool and features remixes from some of San Francisco’s favorite producers. In perhaps their biggest coup yet, their track Limelight was featured in the Xbox 360 launch videogame "Perfect Dark Zero", as well as landing on the limited-edition DVD and CD-soundtrack for the award-winning game.

Kepi & Kat were early trendsetters, being the first electronic music act signed to a digital distribution and licensing deal with the digital music label INgrooves.

"So electronic they're featured on video game soundtracks, Kepi and Kat gave our readers the hot bleeps this year. Vigorously mapping the meeting ground of technology and music, taking their show on the road to Burning Man and Ibiza, and combining Kepi's studio engineering and Kat's sensual voice, these two have Bay scenesters all a-twiddle." - San Francisco Bay Guardian

Lyrics

Wanderlust

Written By: Kat Steinmetz

No one understands me
It’s weighing on my mind
It happens all the time

I’m lost inside the reason
Logic comes undone
Illusion has begun

Let me find the answers
Show me what is true
Release my point of view

‘Cause I’m searching for me
In a world I cannot see
But my consciousness is key
To my Wanderlust

I’m searching for me
And a reason to be free
But my confidence is key
To my Wanderlust
And to feel inspired

All the shadows on the ground
They’re growing steadily
I take a look around and stir my memory

And the silence in my mind
It’s urging my intrigue
I question what I find to solve this mystery

‘Cause I’m searching for me
In a world I cannot see
But my consciousness is key
To my Wanderlust

I’m searching for me
And a reason to be free
But my confidence is key
To my Wanderlust
And to feel inspired

Wanderlust
Wanderlust

Limelight

Written By: Kat Steinmetz

The city is living; you stop me like a sign
Where are you headed walking down that street?
As your body moves it moves with mine
As you turn and look at me…

Your face is in the limelight
Your face is in the limelight
Your face is in the limelight

The city is living; you stop me like a sign
Where are you headed walking down that street?
As your body moves it moves with mine
As you turn and look at me…

Your face is in the limelight
Your face is in the limelight

Your face is in the limelight
Your face is in the limelight
Your face is in the limelight
Your face is in the limelight

The city is groovin’ and I feel the beat
You catch my eye and keep me locked to you
Then I feel the rush take over me
As I turn and look at you…

Your face is in the limelight
Your face is in the limelight
Your face is in the limelight
Your face is in the limelight

Discography

RELEASES:
- Now I Know, EP 2007
- Desert Dwellers "DownTemple Dub - Flames" (White Swan Records) Oct. 2006, LP
- "Limelight" appears on Victoria's Secret February national store soundtrack (played in all stores in the US for the month of February)
- "Perfect Dark Zero" Soundtrack (Sumthing Else) - LP compilation, Nov 2005 NOMINATED for BEST ORIGINAL SCORE!!!
- Love Parade San Francisco 2005 (INgrooves) - LP compilation, Sept 2005 #3 ON THE DANCE CHARTS!!!
- Tasty Tracks, Vol 1: Progressive (INgrooves) - LP compilation, Aug 2005
- "Breath" (Danny Howells remix) - Single, July 2005
- Limelight (INgrooves) - EP, May 2005
- Groove Closet (Ball of Waxx) - LP, May 2004
- To The Floor: The Future of West Coast House (Mixed Elements) - LP, September 2003

RADIO PLAY:
- Megamix 100.7 FM in Ocala, Florida - in rotation. Top 10 Countdown for Dec 2006!!

- "Below Zero" Energy 92.7FM, San Francisco Bay Area

-"The People's Mix" (XM Satellite Radio, CH 80, The Move): Kat and Kepi's "Limelight" is featured on this show in August 2005. The People's Mix is one of America's top nationally broadcasted electronic music shows hosted and mixed by D:Fuse. The People's mix- reaching 130,000+ "people" every week!

-"Thump Radio" (KBIG 104 Los Angeles): Kat and Kepi are residents for this nightly show on one of LA's largest listener-ship radio stations. Their new tracks are premiered on this show. (www.kbig104.com/features.html)

-"Thump Funk" (XM Satellite Radio, CH 80, The Move): Kepi is a monthly host for this show where he premieres a new DJ set and has guest DJs from around the globe. (www.xmradio.com/programming/channel_guide.jsp?ch=80)

-"Thump Radio" (XM Satellite Radio, CH 80, The Move): Kat and Kepi have been interviewed and their music highlighted on this weekly show. (www.xmradio.com/programming/channel_guide.jsp?ch=80)

Set List

Kat and Kepi's typical DJ set with live vocals is 30-45 minutes and includes a mixture of original tracks and covers. Their live performance covers genres such as House, Progressive House, Breaks and Downtempo. Their sets are planned to fit the venue & audience. Set times can be extended with pure DJ mixes by Kepi (after or before the live vocal portion) if appropriate.