Jaxson David Keno

Jaxson & David Keno

Jaxson had one of the biggest hits in 2007 entitled “Smokemachine”, which was one of the favortie tunes of Loco Dice, Len Faki, Someone Else, Claude Von Stroke (who licensed it for his Hands Up Compilation) and Richie Hawtin that year. Its sales were phenomenal and became somewhat the underground pendant to Samim’s “Heater”. With a new project together with the sunshinebuddy David Keno entitled MONAMAKI they even play Live and as a DJ-Team and releases following all over the world and some more potential hits in the pipeline, you have to be sure to mark Jaxson on your map of Techno-hotties! Jaxson is a techno legend in his own time. He has done virtually the whole club thing, from running his own club, record shop and label to releasing great hit records like „Wanted“ on Cadeaux the big smasher “Smokemachine”on Freakwaves and the mellodramatic Clubbomb “Honeymooner” for Traumschallplatten for her 50th Release on MBF.


Swiss born David Keno began his musical life learning classical instruments such as guitar and drums when he was 12. After playing in various rock bands he discovered his love of electronic music. He bought a drum machine and an old Korg synthesizer and started to experiment. Over the next few years he developed his skills and eventually the guys from the Pocketgame label loved his melodic productions so much that they signed him for his first release: Vernis – Bubble Bath EP which came with a fantastic Trentemoeller remix.


From there his career took off. He has released on labels such as I220, Zenit, Meerestief, Karateklub, ELP and provided remixes for Samuel L. Session, G-Man, da Fresh, Robert Drewek, Hugg&Pepp, DK8 and even 80ies heroes Trans-X who wanted a remix for their “living on video” that came out on ZYX Music.


The next step in his career was to launch his own label and in January 2007 Keno Records 01 was released with huge success. “Liquid” went on to be found in the playlists of many DJs.


In David Keno’s DJ sets or also as a Livect his musical range goes from minimal techno to house. Very floor-oriented but often with a certain melodic touch. Maybe these are his roots from the 80ies shining through.