Based in his self-titled SKapade Studios, Kirkwood has built a global fanbase with releases on some of the biggest labels in the industry: Spinnin’ Records, Subculture, Reload Black, Naked Lunch, Respekt Recordings, Yoshitoshi & many more.
A noted and talented engineer, his sought-after productions are a hybrid of modern techno & classic trance. Kirkwood’s tracks are powerful, instantly distinguishable and designed for peak-time main stage dance floors, as well as more intimate settings. His latest techno alias ‘Kunky’ is a testament to his well-crafted, powerful sound which is both completely unique and versatile in many settings.
Behind the decks, Kirkwood is a force to be reckoned with, recognised throughout the industry as one of the most talented and adaptable DJs around. His sets continue to push genre boundaries, and his ability to adapt to and evolve to the crowd’s requirements, as well as intuitively read the dance floor has earned him annual shows at some of the best global parties including Amnesia Ibiza, Eden and many more.
Aside from performing, Stephen also runs SKapade Studios. Launched in 2015, SKapade Studios are official partners with PioneerDJ and offers Djing and music production coaching, one to one tuition, track engineering and mastering.