Our eleventh Hideouscast is a breaks and electro mix from Kerouac (KRS Two) AKA Mike Kerouac, half of Kerouac and SMILE.

Back in 2007 Isaac SMILE contacted Mike Kerouac on MySpace asking to remix a Kerouac track, the aforementioned remix never materialised, but what did was a friendship that would lead to the formation of Kerouac & SMILE. At the time Isaac was a resident at Micron in Manchester, at steadily building up a fearsome reputation as an excellent warm-up Dj. He invited Kerouac to play a live set in 2008 to support H.O.S.H and more slots followed.

Kerouac started out predominantly as a live act, having secured remixes on labels such as Treibstoff and Hypercolour, and gained Dj support of his tracks from Laurent Garnier, Layo & Bushwacka! ,Anja Schneider and more.

It wasn’t until 2012 that they first went back to back on the decks, at a Micron birthday party at Joshua Brooks, Manchester. Shortly after that they decided to start producing together. Their ethos is all about solid, grooving, underground music, describing tunes their tracks as functional and groovy. Tracks that don’t need to have massive breakdowns, snare rolls and white noise build ups.

In 2015 the guys were lucky enough to be asked to play 3 hour set in Room1 at Fabric for the excellent WetYourSelf, an experience that they will never forget. This gave them the opportunity to build the sound and energy of the night right from nothing to peak time.

Over the last few years the guys have played numerous festivals and enjoyed releasing tracks on HedZup, Blind Vision, Music Related, Sustain, Frost Plates, Haas Records and more.

In recent years Kerouac has produced as another duo, KRS Two with Adam Ross notching up several releases so far. During lockdown Isaac has started the DJ set streaming channel Acidhouse FM on Twitch and Mixcloud.

Upcoming from Kerouac and SMILE is their Splitendz Ep with Datelab (M-Tone Recordings) on bandcamp. They also have two vinyl releases upcoming in 2022. KRS Two will be releasing an EP next year as well.










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