Kuze has been into music since the beginning, and was raised on classical. He connected with the mathematical structures of Johann Sebastian Bach, but kept his artistic side nourished with the surreal Claude Debussy. He took classical piano lessons over 10 years before it was time for a break. After discovering Chemical Brothers one night in 1993, there was no turning back. Kuze soon found out about LTJ Bukem and drum n bass, followed by the many flavors of house music. Kuze counts Bukem and Blame as his primary dnb DJ influences, and Jeno, Danny Tenaglia, and local SF hero Jonathan Beech for the house side of things.
"With piano, I committed my heart and soul for all those years, and it gave me a great foundation for what I can do as a DJ. DJ'ing now allows me to share tunes I love with the dancefloor. It's one of the best feelings to play my music and see people moving to the beat and smiling to the groove. Call it 'instant gratification'."
Kuze began mixing in college and hosted various underground parties. Moving to San Francisco has brought a plethora of DJ'ing opportunities. He is a regular at the wildly popular Qool happy hour parties, and he hosts a drum n bass monthly at Anu every first Saturday of the month, called Still Doin' It. He's also hosted gigs at the infamous Beta Lounge, 111 Minna, Luna Lounge, Blue Cube, and Il Pirata (THE drum n bass afterparty for the USA's first-ever Love Parade). Kuze is proud to have played alongside international and, of course, SF's best talent in house and drum n bass, including: Steve Gerrard, Jonathan Lisle, Jondi and Spesh, Mike Giannini, Jonathan Beech, Sinukus, Kramer, Jerry Bonham, Smoove, Juju, Method One, UFO!, Bachelors of Science, Scott Carrelli, Hoj, Jeffrey Allen, Syd Gris... the list goes on.
Known for bringing drum n bass sets to house parties, Kuze will also jump at the chance to "blend in" with a house set. "Drum n bass is my passion, but I will always be a big fan of the house. I love dropping a dnb set and have 5 people come up to me afterwards and go 'I LOVE jungle! Nobody plays it anymore'. Drum n bass is alive and well, it just takes a little digging to find the good stuff."
For more information on Kuze and his whereabouts, visit his website at www.srkrecords.com