Dirty McKenzie

Dory Kahalé is a highly active music producer and DJ/Turntablist with 14 monikers and over 50 record releases spanning over two decades in multiple genres.

Known to most as Dirty McKenzie (DJ Apollo & Ralph Laurenn if you're a 90's kid), Kahalé was an immigrant born in Beirut Lebanon, grew up in Berlin Germany, settled in Atlanta Georgia, and finally established a permanent home in Minneapolis Minnesota in the late 80's. He started his label Bass United Recordings in 2011 but released his first creations on vinyl during the pioneering rave days of the nineties, most of which are now widely considered classics under his DJ Apollo alias. Kahalé is heralded by his industry peers as an artist who - in the truest of underground music fashion - has many known and unknown faces.

Kahalé is a vinyl DJ at heart and performs using the latest (and ever-changing) technology in DJ equipment. By day he is a Music Supervisor at his own music supervision company and a DJ and Turntablist Instructor at various DJ schools in Minneapolis. Locally, he is many established DJs' first influential model and widely considered to be a “DJ’s DJ”. City Pages Magazine's Editors awarded him "Best Club DJ" in 2005 and, after many regular appearances, First Avenue gave him his own star on the wall in 2001 (as DJ Apollo).

Past Shows


Apr
18
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2019
7th St Entry
Apr
18
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2019
7th St Entry
Mar
1
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2019
7th St Entry
Mar
1
st
2019
7th St Entry

Thumpasaurus

with Dirty McKenzie
Feb
13
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2019
7th St Entry
Feb
13
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2019
7th St Entry

The Funk Hunters

with JackLNDN and Dirty McKenzie
Nov
18
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2018
7th St Entry
Nov
18
th
2018
7th St Entry

Matthew Dear

with SASHA B. WARE (Cassette & Vinyl DJ Set) and Dirty McKenzie
Sep
20
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2018
Mainroom
Sep
20
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2018
Mainroom

Giorgio Moroder

with DJ Jake Rudh, DJ GRANT MAYLAND (Dark Energy) and Dirty McKenzie

More Shows

Mar
20
th
Turf Club
canceled

HOLY FUCK

with Moon King
May
29
th
Surly Brewing Festival Field
Jun
25
th
7th St Entry

Polaris

Oct
29
th
NoonChorus

Okkervil River