DJ Kiva is the founder of NYC based recording studio and record label, Adios Babylon.
Kiva has released numerous albums and has produced and remixed for many underground soul, reggae, & dance music artists. His style blends elements of dub, afro-cuban, soul, hip hop, and futuristic electronics. He has delivered his music through high energy performances and DJ sets at live events from Brooklyn to Tokyo.
DJ Kiva’s production and remixes have been released on such labels as Adios Babylon, Destroy All Concepts, King Tubbys Dub Heritage Foundation, Tommy Boy, and Kindred Spirits. His music has received airplay on BBC’s 1Xtra and Sirius Satellite Radio. He has appeared as a guest speaker & performer on Public Enemy founder Hank Shocklee’s Producer Panel at Remix magazine’s “Remix Hotel NYC” event. Kiva has toured extensively around the globe as live guitarist for hip hop groups “Shape of Broad Minds” and “Willie Isz” featuring Jneiro Jarel and Khujo Goodie of Goodie Mob and has performed at such festivals as Sonar (Spain), Hove (Norway), Roskilde (Denmark), and Montreaux Jazz (Switzerland).
Kiva is an Ableton Live certified trainer and a senior instructor at New York City DJ & Music Production School Dubspot, mentoring and sharing knowledge to a new generation of upcoming producers from around the world.