DJ Kemit

DJ Kemit was once a member of the Grammy Award winning Hip Hop group Arrested Development. After his departure from AD Kemit began the deep house group KemeticJust with long time friend and producer Justin Chapman. The duo are still active with a catalog of music that spans from King Street/Nite Grooves (NYC) to NDATL (ATL). The duo has a new song entitled "I Will Follow" to be released on Neroli Records (Italy) in August of 2016. Kemit is also a well known DJ in celebrity circles, having played private deejay sets for Prince, Jane Fonda, Janet Jackson, Steve Harvey, Jermaine Dupri, Brian Michael Cox and the Capital Jazz Super Cruise. DJ Kemit also serves as the resident DJ for the internationally known tastemaker event Funk Jazz Kafe. His 2012 debut album “Everlasting,” encompasses the diversity of his DJ sets. Moving effortlessly from Classic Soul (Carl McIntosh of Loose Ends and Jean Baylor of Zhane), to Soulful House (Osunlade, Terrance Downs), to Jazz Funk (Frank McComb) to Contemporary Soul (Eric Roberson, N’dambi). Kemit is world-renowned for his Grammy nominated production work on Arrested Development’s 2nd LP, as well as Anthony David’s 2011 #1 hit single, “4evermore” which featured Algebra Blessett & Phonte. DJ Kemit has worked with the likes of Cooley's Hot Box, Eric Roberson, Lady Alma Horton, N'Dambi, Music Soulchild (Tour), Tasha Larae, Josh Milan, Rich Medina, Lil John Roberts, Robert Glasper & Chris Dave. It was during the Teddy Riley featuring Blackstreet Tour (2010-2011) where Luke Austin & Kemit met and they soon after began creating music together. Once they discovered they both shared the same enthusiasm & love for rare grooves, classic soul, classic chicago house, soulful house and disco the relationship was solidified and the studio sessions began. The name of their group "The Lounge Lizards" came about from Luke putting titles on demo songs the duo would create. The Lounge Lizards (Luke and Kemit) have been recording for some time now and they both felt that it was time that they use The Lounge Lizards moniker for their most recent releases on Tribe Records UK featuring R&B super-producer Mike City with a tune entitled "She's The One" and MuSoul UK with the Lounge Lizards "One Kiss" remix for Cortney La Floy release. "Working with Mike City has been a blessings and we felt that this was the right time to introduce our brand of soulful house to the masses," says Kemit. Most recently as of July 3rd 2016 Kemit has released his latest solo 4 song EP entitled "Together" on Honey Comb Music featuring Josh Milan, Terrance Downs & Tasha Larae. WIth parties & productions that span the musical spectrum from afrobeat to hip hop, and deep house to salsa it's fair to say that Kemit is a student of music. Make your way to one of his parties or check out his productions and you will see why he has remained amongst the top soulful DJs for the last two decades. DJ Kemit's ATL residencies: Soul Makossa ft. afrobeat, salsa, afrohouse, bossa nova & reggae (1st Fridays @ the Sound Table), Kickin Up Dust the all vinyl 45 RPM dance party (2nd Saturday's @ the Sound Table) ATL Dance Sessions (3rd Fridays @ Music Room) djkemit.com