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Restart at Avalon
April 22, 2016 @ 11:00 pm - 2:30 amFree
Cameron Kelly started his journey as an audiophile at the very young age of 4 when he was given his first phonograph. He soon found that it was his mothers Disco 45’s that captured his ear rather than the read-along books that came with it. Having been raised by a young woman of the 70’s, a Father who had a passion for rock of the 60’s/70’s, Aunts and Uncles who were children of the 80’s, as well as grandparents from deep in the bayou’s of Louisiana – all from the heart of Dixie Land – Cameron’s rich musical history of diverse and soulful melodious taste reflected the spectrum of souls occupying the streets of his hometown, New Orleans.
Cameron was first known for his crew, Kinetic, which over the course of a few years helped re-vitalize the House Music Scene in New Orleans. Working with Anti-pop, he helped form a monthly party, Kompression, which pulled National and International talent to occupy NOLA’s sweaty dance floors. To this day, Kompression captivates and educates New Orleans Dance floors as often as once a month! (www.noladm.com) After a few years and over 30 headliners, it was time to reflect on what motivated him.
Cameron, who had been collecting music in all forms looked to djing to cleanse his soul after taking a break from promoting. Cameron has become a staple in the House Community, playing gigs all across the gulf coast as far east as Atlanta, as far north as Missouri and all through the State of Texas.
In his sets, Cameron pulls the musical influence of his past, present and future to take you on a funky ride into the depth of his musical cerebellum. He draws from his early influences of House with artists like Paul Johnson, Justin Long, Stacy Kidd, Boo Williams, Glenn Underground, Todd Terry, Gene Farris and Trevor Lamont while pulling from his more current influential labels like Caboose Records, Juiced Music, Cabbie Hat, Soul Fuel, DOIN’ WORK, Grinn Trax Dutchie Music, DirtyBird, and Harmonious Discord; giving them a home in which they can all live harmoniously. By sticking with his fail-proof technique in paying homage to the roots of our culture, Cameron’s sets are a collaboration of soulful, techno, and acid sensations that are sure to keep you moving – on the dancefloor or while listening to one of his internet radio shows.
When he’s not jaunting through the U.S. for gigs, you’ll find Cameron holding it down in Baton Rouge Louisiana, trying to pull people together through music and hosting two radio shows; Kinetic Radio on MyHouseYourHouse when he can and Cracker Jack Radio on SugarShackrecordings.com most Sundays.