1“The Artist is a Warrior. He Must Fight.” 
                                                 ― Moebius



Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York DJ Alex Kayne started out as a teenage mobile DJ spinning dance music in the mid 70's. His club DJ career began when he beat a multitude of other DJs, winning a borough-wide turntablist "Battle of the DJs" mixing contest at the Night Gallery Discothèque in Brooklyn. Word on the street about the winner of this battle spread quickly and Kayne began getting a lot of work, DJ-ing in several local clubs.

Over the years, he has worked at various venues large and small in and around the New York City area. He is widely considered to be New York City's first ever heavy metal club/venue DJ.

A name that is synonymous with L'Amour, Alex Kayne first came to the as then unknown but future world famous Heavy Metal Venue L'Amour in 1978. His DJ residency there started in late 1981 and ran continuously until the end of 1984. Subsequently he worked at L'Amour East in Queens, and at L'Amour Brooklyn again on and off until the Brooklyn venue closed in 2004 and was the only DJ at the L'Amour Staten Island spinoff club from 2006 to 2009. During his early tenure as L'Amour's original metal and most popular, influential DJ, his raspy, booming voice and more importantly his unique brand of hard rock and heavy metal spinning style gave the venue its unrivaled personality, directly contributing to the venue's worldwide fame while elevating the club’s prestige among the burgeoning metal sector.

He is widely credited as the first club DJ in New York to spin Metallica, Accept, Biohazard, Y&T, The Rods, TNT, Queensryche, Anthrax, Raven, Anvil, Megadeth, Manowar, White Lion, Helix, Talas, Motorhead, Girlschool, Metal Church, Tygers of Pan Tang, and Slayer among many others, breaking and expanding their notoriety on the east coast. Kayne is considered an influence by many younger local rock/metal DJs, and is an early New York VJ influence, one of the first to meld horror films with heavy metal music on the big video screen at L'Amour.
With a career spanning 40 years, including live performances stretching across 123 venues, spinning on the same bill supporting bands like Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Iron Maiden, Rob Halford, Anvil, Raven, Twisted Sister, Biohazard, Type O Negative, Lacuna Coil, Kiss, Ace Frehley, Exodus, Kix, Queensryche, Warrant, Bullet Boys, Overkill, Ratt, Warrior Soul, King's X, Winery Dogs, Winger, Stryper, Life of Agony, Manowar, White Lion, Motorhead, and hundreds more, DJ Alex Kayne continues working the U.S. Eastern Seaboard club and concert venue scene, where he is highly regarded and respected among rock and heavy metal DJs. Kayne continues to keep the spirit of L'Amour alive and keeps the metal fires burning, spinning metal to the masses, breaking new bands as well as honoring rock and metal's old guard.

Recent live appearances include The Jones Beach Ampitheatre, The Stone Pony, The Gramercy Theatre, Stage 48, B.B. King's Blues Club, Sony Hall, Irving Plaza, and Terminal 5.

​DJ Alex Kayne is a music connoisseur on a continuing mission to keep L'Amour and Heavy Metal alive and kickin', and to bring back respect and recognition to an endangered species - the Rock/Metal Club DJ.

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    1   L’Amour, Brooklyn NY
    2    L’Amour East, Queens NY
    3    L’Amour, Staten Island NY
    4    Sullivan Hall, NYC
    5    Heat, NYC

    6    Tribeca, NYC
    7    Limelight, NYC
    8    Heartbreak, NYC
    9    The Funhouse, NYC
    10    Les Mouches, NYC
    11    Webster Hall, NYC
    12    Wednesdays, NYC
    13    Club Paradise, NYC
    14    The Canal Room, NYC
    15    The Gramercy Theatre, NYC
    16    The Crash Mansion, NYC
    17    Recoup Lounge, NYC
    18    Hiro Ballroom, NYC
    19    Irving Plaza, NYC
    20    Stage 48, NYC
    21    Santos Party House, NYC
    22    Three Of Cups, NYC
    23    The Cutting Room, NYC
    24    Tammany Hall, NYC
    25    UC Lounge, NYC
    26    The Loft Brooklyn, NY
    27    The Panic Room Brooklyn, NY
    28    The Old Gallery Brooklyn, NY
    29    Enigma, Brooklyn NY
    30    The Cabaret, Brooklyn NY
    31    The Rock N' Roll Cafe, Brooklyn NY
    32    Diamonds, Brooklyn NY
    33    Peggy O’Neils, Brooklyn, NY
    34    Night Gallery, Brooklyn NY
    35    C’est La Vie, Brooklyn NY
    36    Wheelers, Brooklyn NY
    37    Cherry’s, Brooklyn NY
    38    Ruby’s, Brooklyn NY
    39    The Foxy Den, Brooklyn NY
    40    Ernie Barry’s, Brooklyn NY
    41    Jays II, Brooklyn NY
    42    Twice As Nice, Brooklyn NY
    43    United Skates, 86th St Brooklyn NY
    44    United Skates, Fort Hamilton Parkway Brooklyn NY
    45    The Other Side, Brooklyn NY
    46    One Elevens, Brooklyn NY
    47    Gatsbys, Brooklyn NY
    48    The Atomic Cafe, Brooklyn NY
    49    Esplanade, Brooklyn NY
    50    Animal Hall, Brooklyn NY
    51    Tamaqua Club, Brooklyn NY
    52    Rainbow Lounge, Brooklyn NY
    53    Shining Star, Brooklyn NY
    54    Wavelengths, Brooklyn NY
    55    BMT, Brooklyn, NY
    56    The Wicked Monk, Brooklyn NY
    57    The Roadhouse, Brooklyn NY
    58    No Quarter, Brooklyn NY
    59    The Empty Mug, Brooklyn NY
    60    Tattoo Shot Lounge, Brooklyn NY
    61    The Paper Box, Brooklyn, NY
    62    Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, NY
    63    Paramount Theater, Staten Island, NY
    64    ThunderGround, Staten Island, NY
    65    Arena, Staten Island, NY
    66    The Wild Goose, Staten Island, NY
    67    The Dugout, Staten Island, NY
    68    The Mystic Lounge Staten Island, NY
    69    The Black Garter, Staten Island NY
    70    Dock Street Underground, Staten Island, NY
    71    Uncle Bourbon’s, Staten Island, NY
    72    United Skates, Roosevelt Ave. Queens NY
    73    Arena, Queens, NY
    74    Lucky 13 Saloon, Brooklyn, NY
    75    Revolution Amityville, NY
    76    Mulcahy’s Wantagh, NY
    77    The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ
    78    Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ
    79    Pumps Wall, NJ
    80    Snappers, Harrison, NJ
    81    Lookers, Newark, NJ
    82    The Cadillac Bar, Hoboken, NJ
    83    Rockin' The Lake Festival, Pompton Lake, NJ
    84    NJ Marathon Deal, NJ
    85    The Cup Complex, Linden, NJ
    86    Roxy N’ Dukes, Linden, NJ
    87    Legendary Dobb’s, Philadelphia, PA
    88    Rock Harvest Festival, MD
    89    House of Rock, White Marsh, MD
    90    The Doll House, Tampa, FL
    91    Foxy, New Port Richey, FL
    92    Bare Assets, Holiday, FL
    93    Hedonism II, Negril Beach, Jamaica, W.I.

    94    Club 516, Old Bridge, NJ

    95    Terminal 5, NYC

    96    Slake, NYC

    97    B.B. King's Blues Bar & Grill, NYC

    98    Saint Vitus, Brooklyn, NY

    99    Paul's Tavern, Lake Como, NJ

  100    Alamo Drafthouse, Winchester, VA

  101    Baltimore Soundstage, Baltimore, MD

  102    Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, NY

  103    Whisky A Go-Go, West Hollywood, CA

  104    Jones Beach Ampitheatre, Wantagh, NY

  105    Z-Two, Staten Island, NY

  106    American Beauty, NYC

  107    Amendment 18, Staten Island, NY

  108    Bowery Electric, NYC

  109    Sony Hall, NYC

​  110    Brooklyn Bazaar, Brooklyn, NY

​  111    Market Hotel, Brooklyn, NY

​  112    The Kingsland, Brooklyn, NY

​  113    The Brighton Bar, Long Branch, NJ
​  114    Amityville  Music Hall, Amityville, NY

  115    Stereo Garden, Patchogue, NY

  116    Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY

  117   The Brooklyn Monarch, Brooklyn, NY

  118   Garibaldi's, Milwaukee, WI

  119   Reggie's, Chicago, IL

  120   Packy's, Boca Raton, FL

  121   Palladium Times Square, NYC

  122   Brooklyn Bowl, Philadelphia, PA

  123   2300 Arena, Philadelphia, PA

  124   Sovereign, Brooklyn, NY

  125   Spotlight at the Paramount, Huntington, NY

  126   89 North, Patchogue, NY

  127   White Eagle Hall, Jersey City, NJ

  128   Hill Country, NYC

  129   The Wonder Bar, Asbury Park, NJ

  130   The Kraken, Chapel Hill, NC

  131   Arizona Pete's Greensboro, NC

  132   Big Nose Kate's Staten Island, NY

  133   The Meadows, Brooklyn, NY

  133   Spirit, Pittsburgh, PA

  134   Bar Anticipation, Lake Como, NJ

  135   The Meca, Swindon, United Kingdom