Kepi is Minnesota-born, electronic music junky, Jeff Steinmetz. He knew from an early age that he had a passion for music and technology. After a long stint playing live keyboards and guitar and engineering at various Minneapolis studios, Kepi moved on to DJ-ing as yet another release of his creativity.
After a decade of DJ experience, he settled in San Francisco. Because of his musical background, Kepi’s DJ sets reflect more than just the ability to keep the beat thumping – they are musically and sonically exciting. This gift has earned him frequent slots at all of the major venues in San Francisco, as well as various clubs & festivals around the world. Notable locations include Ibiza, Spain; Love Parade in San Francisco; LA’s cult favorite Moontribe; What The Festival, Music Festivals in Canada; and Nevada’s now legendary Burning Man Festival.
Kepi continues to be an influential artist on the West coast performing with many notable producers and artists that span many music styles and geographies, including such acts as Hybrid, Steve Porter, Luke Fair, Grandmaster Flash, Infected Mushroom, Shpongle, Cosmosis, Shakta, Astral Projection, Crystal Method, Hybrid, D:Fuse, Hyper, Trendroid, Fine-Cut Bodies, Freq Nasty, Jeno and many more.
Up until the XM Sirius merger killed electronic music variety on satellite radio – Kepi was a resident on Thump Radio’s broadcast, “ThumpFunk” on XM satellite’s “The Move” – giving him national exposure in the US.
Kepi’s long time involvement in studio engineering and sound production has led to the build-up of a pro grade project studio which is the breeding ground for his original style of dance music: a fusion of house, progressive, breaks and trance. It is not uncommon for Kepi to create one off custom tracks and dubs for his sets before a show. Look for releases by Kepi, Amani and Teapot under their production title
You can find additional tracks under the duo “Kepi and Kat“, including the 2012 Remaster of the global hit Limelight. Kepi and Kat have been named “Best Electronic Music Act” two years in a row by the San Francisco Bay Guardian’
See you on the dance floor.