kai alce


Atlanta-based Dj and producer Kai Alcé was born in New York in 1971 and spent his early years on the caribbean island St. Croix. His parents moved back to NY just in time for young Kai to experience the birth of hip-hop. After moving to Detroit in 1980 Kai began listening to ‘Electrifying Mojo’, as well as The Wizard AKA Jeff Mills.

When the ‘Music Institute’ opened in Detroit in 1987, it quickly became the city’s premier underground dance music location. Kai began working there at the age of 16 and subsequently witnessed the evolution of house alongside it’s most formidable DJ’s; Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson, D. Wynn, Alton Miller and Chez Damier. After completing high school, Kai moved to Atlanta. He began Djing at Club Velvet while still attending college and for several years was the main resident at DEEP.

At the same venue Kai developed a direct link between the South and his Detroit roots by creating “Deep Detroit House Sessions.”, featuring the likes of: Chez Damier, Alton Miller, Brett Dancer, Moodymann, Mike Huckaby and Theo Parrish. As a producer Kai has releases on Track Mode (in collaboration with Ron trent), Late Night essentials, Divine Recordings and Mahogani music.

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