Kevin Owens/Kevin O""

Age: 24
Affiliations: Rewind; plane rep; deephouse.com
Contact: planerep.com; deephouse.com; 770-367-9077.
Spin schedule: Every Wed. @1027; Every Fri. @ Karma; Every Sat. @ Nomenclature. Monthly's are the first Tues. of each month @ Kaya for "House Arrest," every first Thur. @ Nomenclature host "Hustler" w/ J-Luv, and twice a month @ Mumbo Jumbo.
Upcoming special events: Dec. 22 = Test Press(sf) radio/internet broadcast (you can log on to testpress.com to get live feed 8 p.m. Atl. time); Dec. 29th @ Nomenclature with DJ Garth (wicked crew), New Year eve @ Nomenclature, Jan. 29th Super Bowl/Penthouse/Karma party in Tampa, Fla. @ Club Baccus.
How long have you been in Atlanta? Too long.
What genre do you usually spin? house-triphipdowntempo =]
What's your current top five?
1. "come over to my place" - white label
2. morgan geist "cash tantrum" - metamorphic
3. soldiers of twighlight "no fool (presence dub mix)" - enchante
4. voom voom "influenza" - compost records
5. papa washington trio. "calling all dancers" - paper recordings
What's your all-time top five?
1. petalpusher "breaking it down"
2. the clash "rock the casbah"
3. paperclip people "throw"
4. digable planets "nickel bag of funk"
5. elastic reality "cassa de x"
Who are some of your major influences as a DJ? Why?
Way too many to name — to sum it up, people like Doc Martin, DJ Spinna, Mixmaster Mike, Q-bert, the Break Mechanics, Deep Dish, Mark Farina, John Digweed, Danny T. — I could go on, and on... Local people that actually got me into spinning were Angela "Mixin" Nixon, J-Luv, Andre Perry (DJ 808) — these people taught me patience, and knew how to rock crowds — I liked that!
What artists do you most admire? Why?
Deep Dish — Miguel Migs — Nightmares On Wax — LTJ Bukem, to name a few. These people have made some timeless tracks — tracks that I have grown up to — some of the tightest production I have ever heard!
What qualities do you think make for a successful DJ?
Knowing how to program any crowd that you are presented to — having a good attitude - patience — having a good head for the business. (it can drive you nuts!).
Do you have any pet peeves as a DJ?
Too many people in the booth! The DJ booth is not a place to catch up on current events! Also, promoters that are shady.
What do you like about the Atlanta scene?
I like the the rave scene — it is huge! It seems to be getting bigger all the time — a lot of kids (including myself) like the huge party scene — but I love the house crowd that Atlanta has. It has gotten a lot bigger the past few years — it is a mature, beautiful crowd that always seems like the a-list. Need I say more?
What do you think the DJ/Atlanta scene needs?
Twenty-four hour clubs to stay open. More, better, and bigger club events — show some variety in the DJ's that are brought in to town (everyone is tired of seeing the same old DJ's that come here year after year — and do the same thing). Some outdoor events would be cool!
Where do you see the Atlanta scene headed?
Hopefully to a more mature, responsible scene — I see it going there!