Kevin Panton – If I had a Wikipedia page…

Kevin Huntley Panton aka KP Kev the Poet (born May, 1980) is a multi-media writer and performer; rapper, poet, singer, dancer, comic-book author, blogger, teacher and poetry workshop coordinator.

   1 Biography
   2 Artistry
       2.1 Influences
       2.2 Musical style
   3 Personal life
   4 Discography
   5 References / External links

Biography 1980–2010: Early life and career beginnings

Was born in London, Enfield.[5] He was nearly called Huntley, his father’s middle name, but his mother insisted it become his middle name.[6] In

In 1996, aged 16, he joined his friends Yun-Gun aka Essa and Ricochet aka Juggla Reds of Universal Soldiers on stage at a Hip-Hop open mic hosted by his idols Taskforce at a nightlub in Finsbury Park called The Powerhouse.

In 1999 he attended Keele University to study English Literature and Philosophy.

In his own words “I left home to study English Literature and Philosophy at Keele University in Staffordshire aged about 19 years old. I didn’t expect to like university because I didn’t like school but it was very different, I was happier than I had been since early childhood, my course wasn’t five days a week, I had time to read other books on other subjects and found more like-minded outsiders who shared my political beliefs and spiritual values. Until this time my life was more or less void of people who shared my interest in politics or spirituality. I also grew creatively and started to perform in front of crowds for the first time.” From his wordpress page

In 2005 he left London and moved to Bristol to pursue his musical career. Within a year he was hosting an open mic at the cafe Cafe Delight on Gloucester Road. The celebrated Carrie Tree had her first gig in Bristol at Cafe Delight at an event hosted by Kev the Poet.

From 2005 he performed at many festivals, particularly returning to Sunrise Festival and hosting the Rollerdisco at Shambala Festival.

From 2007 he started collaborating with a poet / MCs that called themselves the Synchromystickz. Founding members included Tariq aka Dipo Kolajo, Benjamin Clark aka Ben Tree, Craig Reynolds aka Craig R Ninjah and Daniel who would later distance himself from the group for personal reasons.

In his own words, “This decision would affect every aspect of my life dramatically. In Bristol I would meet musicians, artists and activists who would become my friends. While living in the west I would meet Druid’s (and became a Bard of a Druid Order, knighted a bard in Stonehenge on the Spring Equinox of 2006) and I would meet Buddhists, I attended meditation sessions at a Buddhist centre in Bristol and read many books on Tibetan Buddhism) and in Glastonbury I would meet Sufis – I took part in a Sufi chanting circle and became a fan of Sufi poetry – and during this period I also met Hindus – I became a part-time Amma devotee and see her every time she visits England and I chant Hindu songs, bhajans, occasionally in ritual singing sessions called Kirtans. These meetings and experiences would all modify my own spiritual beliefs and spiritual practices which became a patchwork of whatever resonated with me at the time and remains with me to various degrees now.”


In 2010 he created his first official release The EP – MANIFEST LIGHT (in the shadow of the Tor) by KP and J Rokka. It was entirely produced by Jerome O’Connell aka J Rokka. They were friends, introduced by Benjamin Clark aka Ben Tree.

In winter 2010, after performing with Daniel Waples in Barcelona he unofficially released a collection of songs with Daniel Waples, a hang drum and hand-pan player, on the website Bandcamp. Daniel Waples and Kev the Poet also met Flavio Lopes in Barcelona

In December 2012 he released a collaborative EP for free with the breakcore producer Anorak. Although Anorak was known for creating breakcore music, the EP was uncharacteristically slower and more relaxed.

In 2013 he released a collection of songs that he had recorded with various producers during his time in Bristol called Open Handed Words released March 20, 2013.

Featuring Production from… Jerome J Rokka O’Connell (Divine Collective / Synchromystickz) {Track 10} Anorak (Neverlution) {Tracks 5, 7 and 9} Colour (Happy Daze) {Track 4} Ominous (Upperkutt UK) {Track 14} Bobby Taylor Kay (Gypsy Unit) {Track 2} Reuben Grant (Synchromystickz) {Track 3} Kingsley Prassad (Synchromystickz / Light-playaz) {Tracks 1, 6 and 11} Appleblim (Apple-Pips) {Track 8}

Live instrumentation from.. Daniel Waples {Tracks 12, and 13} Craig R Ninjah {Track 6} Jerome “J Rokka” O’Connell {Track 10} IK Dell {Track 10} Michael Stanton {Track 13}

Vocals from… Craig R Ninjah {Tracks 8, 14, and 15} Dipo Kolajo (Tariq) {Tracks 7, 8, and 14} Ben Tree {Track 14} Brown Bear (Nav) {Track 4}

Cover art by Rebecca Currell

In June 2014 he released the album Yugen.

In December 2014 he released two projects via Bandcamp, a mix tape of ‘cover versions’ of previous released tracks called Awesome: A Multi-dimensional Mixtape. He also released a project that consisted entirely of self-produced tracks, albeit unmastered with no assistance from other producers or studio engineers called Low-Fi, High Concept. He said on the bandcamp page for the latter, “Completely raw and untouched by a studio engineer, low fi but complete creative freedom (and some altogether bonkers concepts, quite simply I love it, and I think you’ll like it too.)”

In June 2015 he released Pop Music for Weirdos (Multidimensional Mixtape 2)

In September 2015 he released the following statement in a facebook post, “I have a version of my album Yugen that’s been remastered by Celt Islam. It’s already one of my most professional sounding albums but as some of the samples in the interludes have not been cleared I’m not going to officially re-release the new masters (possibly on iTunes) until those interludes have been replaced or removed.” [10]

Artistry Influences

He cites his influences as Nas, Chris Paradox, KRS-One, Public Enemy, The Tao Teh Ching, and Tibetan Buddhism. [9] Musical style

Although he was initially known as a performance poet, he makes rap music, sings and primarily records over both Hip-Hop and dub instrumentals. Personal life

In his own words, “When I was about 22 I graduated from university and started temporary work in various offices in London. I didn’t particularly want to, I believed that was what my parents wanted for me, a ‘normal’ office job. My creative side had no outlet and my life had no meaning or purpose. Within two years I was suffering from depression. Aged 25 I had found a community within the UK festival scene that appreciated my lyrics and my spirit. I moved to Bristol to focus on my creative side and so I could busk without embarrssing my mother. I left London and moved to Bristol. I had been getting depressed working temp jobs and after a summer of performing poetry at festivals that summer I decided I would move to either Brighton or Bristol and focus solely on performance. The I-Ching said “the South-West will be fortunate”. Decision made. It was fortunate.”

Discography Album: The EP – MANIFEST LIGHT (in the shadow of the Tor) by KP and J Rokka

Mixtapes / Bandcamp only releases: Balance and Harmony with Daniel Waples

Open Handed Words

KP and Anorak do Tea


Awesome (Da Multidimensional Mixtape)

Low-Fi, High Concept

Pop Music For Weirdoes





[5] Yugen



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[9] KPs MIXCLOUD page, “KP Kev the Poet on UJIMA 98fm radio with Tasha and Muttley, May 2013.”


Kevin Huntley Panton aka KP Kev the Poet

KP Kev the Poet aka Kevin Huntley Panton.

I’ve been encouraged to ‘own my name’, not just my stage name. Mainly because I have recently had an official criminal record check so I can work with children, but there’s another Kevin Panton who appears online when you google my name but he has a criminal record. I have documentation to prove that I’m not him, I was born three years before and have the aforementioned criminal record check, but hopefully prospective employers will see this before they read his google entry. I’m Kevin Panton, aka KP Kev the Poet – the one who raps, sings, performs poetry, works with children and has no criminal record.


Examples of work online

Facebook Artist Page



Kev the Poet’s Youtube page






The SynchroFlow TV Show

An alternative reality TV show, and a musical. Showcasing consciousness evolution via UK Hip-Hop, poetry and beatboxing with vocal harmonies, discussing synchronicity.

Featuring Rodney P and Skitz, Dub FX, Kate Tempest, Buggsy, Chester P of Taskforce, The Boxettes, MC Xander, Terence Mckenna and KP Kev the Poet.


Operation: Bless Everyt’ing facebook group

events and information network


Articles for The Metropolist


Articles for Drowned in Sound



Favourite WordPress blog posts

…about Near Death Experience

…about Ego, Spirituality and the Rest

…about Tantra (specifically tantric sex)

…about the death of a friend

…about the New Age movement and Christianity




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Globally Synchronized Meditations

We shall meditate on the concept “inner peace leads to outer peace” with the intention of world peace.

Every Sunday at 11:11am, 5pm and 8pm UK (BST time).
Every week-day Mon – Fri at 8pm.


The research on the power of group intention is extensive, the research on the personal health benefits of meditation is also extensive. This appears to be one of the most positive things we can do for ourselves and each other.

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This is the link to the facebook event, although the event officially starts 11.11am GMT / UTC on Sunday, we started this Sunday gone and we will also be meditating together round the world every weekday at 8pm and every Sunday at 11.11am, 5pm, and 8pm



THE WEB OF LIGHT, Paris, Syria and the Middle East

I was more recently  inspired by a talk with an elder on Sunday to visualise a net of light created by all the lightworkers and lightplayers, and sending this light to particularly troubled spots. She suggested the Middle East, which has been in conflict for a long time due to what some might call the misuse of religion (not going into detail here.) However I would like to add both Paris and Syria to the list of places we can direct love and light to.

Do not be afraid of our shadows, do not be in denial of shadows, but focus on the love and light.

Inhale energy into the belly, inhale love into our chests and hearts – exhale gratitude.


PADMASAMBHAVA, the Buddha of Tibet


Padmasabhava is generally credited with bringing Buddhism to Tibet.

Last night, just before bed there was a moment I kept hearing “Padmasambhava” repeating like a mantra. I didn’t think much of it until I saw this pic got posted today. And I STILL didn’t think that much of it until a friend I saw last night (Craig R Ninjah) said he too had the same name, the same mantra, just before bed. Synchronous. Deep. Auspicious. Just a story?

“Padmasambhava was a historical teacher who is said to have finally converted Tibet to Buddhism. He was a renowned scholar, meditator, and magician, and his mantra suggests his rich and diverse nature.”

“Although there was a historical Padmasambhava, nothing is known of him apart from helping the construction of the first Buddhist monastery in Tibet at Samye, at the behest of Trisong Detsen,[1] and shortly thereafter leaving Tibet due to court intrigues.[2]

A number of legends have grown around Padmasambhava’s life and deeds, and he is widely venerated as a ‘second Buddha’ across Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, and the Himalayan states of India.”
From Wikipedia.

I had heard the name before. Tibetan Buddhism, specifically Dzogchen, is my fave form. The first book I read on the subject properly was The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche. Also Craig has this card with an image of Padmasambhava attaining the Rainbow Body and it was at the centre of an altar during a ceremony we had at the start of Autumn. Seems like we tuned right into his vibration then and now that I’m promoting synchronised meditations and training in the nature of the mind (balanced view) he’s tuning into us again, perhaps to assist us, perhaps just to encourage us that we’re on the right path, perhaps both, perhaps it’s just my imagination.




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About Tantra, sex, Kundalini and Western commercialisation #tantra #kundalini #yoga

Just an introduction from a man with no formal training but a degree of experience and a unique perspective.

I am not an expert. I have no guru, I am no guru but I have direct experience. Recently these experiences have come up a few times and I feel inspired to share.

I learned all I know about Tantra from personal experience, Sahaja Yoga, Kundalini Yoga and some very good books. There was one book in particular by an Indian Yogi my friend brought back from India that was amazing (‘Kundalini Tantra’ by Swami Saraswati Satyananda), it went into how the hormone system matches the chakra system and the biological side of conservation of sexual energy leading to explosions of creativity, spiritual energy or indeed sexual energy later. I gave that book away but I’ll find the title on Amazon. Also recommend the Chinese Taoist perspective from the author Mantak Chia. (Links for the books at the bottom of this article.)

I believe my perspective is unique because I first learned about Kundalini energy through Sahaja Yoga which awoke my kundalini before I learned that energy had anything to do with sex at all. I also believe my perspective is unique because I’m a westerner who prioritised spirituality (whatever that means) even above sex or money. It may sound like a big claim but my life is a testament to that. I have only recently pushed money up my list of priorities as there is no independent nature to spirit, sex or money – it’s all just energy.

One aspect of tantra can be compared to the way a volcano works. The longer the lava boils beneath the surface the more powerful the explosion but if you let the lava out slowly it can burn for longer.

Sexually it means the longer you focus on your partners pleasure rather than your own the longer you’ll last and the longer you last the more powerful the orgasm can be.

I’ve never been to a tantra workshop. Most Western tantra workshops seem to be all about sex but kundalini tantra is alot more than that. It’s creativity and spirit energy. I mean from personal experience I know that if I withold from orgasm, and I mean even from masturbation, I usually have an explosion of creativity and spiritual and/or philosophical revelations. But I’m human, often creativity and spiritual awareness take a backseat to the desire to orgasm. I believe this is why the universe has sometimes altered my path like the time when I shared a room with a friend for months so couldn’t masturbate while reading the aforementioned book (which advised men not ejaculating for 23 days) and then I went to a festival and met a woman who just finished a tantra workshop.

Or the two separate times (with two separate ladies) I ingasmed without cumming through hand massages. The first time was with a shiatsu masseuse who told me it was my own kundalini energy that made it happen and I should cultivate that energy. So I did.

Or when there are too many miles between one and one’s lover to explore the sexual tension physically and you notice a connection beyond the physical.

There’s nothing wrong with masturbation or even a quickie but there are things we can learn from patience and exploration.

Sex is an energetic and emotional thing as much as it is a physical and biological thing, at least in my experience.

There are times when I orgasm and keep on going without ejaculating. Apparently some people in the “tantra scene” call it an INjaculation. (I used to call it an “orgasm without the mess lol). There are times that I fully cum in the traditional way and I can still keep going. There was at least one time I was twitching in orgasmic bliss and she wasn’t even touching me. I believe that is all part of the emotional and energetic aspect of sex and the tantric ‘training’ life has given me.

And I’m not boasting. I have no discipline, I just go with the flow and although sometimes I have an injaculation and keep going sometimes both me and my partner want to reach the peak quickly.

I’m sure there are “experts” who haven’t cum for years or cause orgasms from the other side of the room. I’m not that guy. I even find most yoga boring, (apart from Kundalini Pranayama breath work, most of all that stretching does little for me, I much prefer the circular flowing movements of Chi Gung / Qi Gong). I’m really not that guy.

I don’t see any of this as boasting because I know people with more discipline who were more committed to Kundalini Yoga, I have one friend who was far more committed to Sahaja Yoga and I have one friend who is training in a medicine ceremony tradition who was advised by his shamanic teacher to abstain from sex for a year. I’m not that guy either. But on the low – it’s the sort of world that I live in.

But I am a guy that has been playing with, working with, and cultivating these energies for over ten years. So I feel I have a perspective and experience worth sharing.

This isn’t an ad either, I’m very happy with my current partner.

EDIT – To be clear. To me kundalini energy is the sexual, creative, spirit energy that can be awoken through sexual tantra. In the short term you can have better, or at least longer lasting, sex with your partner if you are patient in coming to orgasm. In the long term – and this is just in my own humble experience – you can increase the creativity and even the synchronicity in your life by abstaining from orgasm altogether for a while. And the yogis say a literal physiological and biological change can occur if you abstain for a specific number of days. I don’t know if tht only occurs while you are doing a spiritual practice like kundalini yoga because that is not my experience. I was doing Sahaja Yoga before my first sexual kundalini experiences and I was practicing kundalini yoga and Mantak Chia’s ‘microcosmic orbit’ during my these experiences.

I am no expert but that is my experience, I’m sure there are tantra workshops and sacred sexuality workshops that aren’t just “hook-ups for hippies” and I’m sure that some of my reluctance to attend workshops is merely my own anxiety. In fact the title “sacred sexuality” feels clearer and more honest and I would more likely attend that knowing the focus from the start. But in my experience life is the best teacher.

Speaking of teacher – the word ‘tantra’ simply means teaching. Tantra doesn’t have to be about sex at all, there are numerous tantras. We’ve just commercialised everything for the lowest common denominator in the west, the lowest chakras. As usual. But there is nothing wrong with that, all the chakras are part of us to be celebrated and exalted, I just appreciate balance.

If you know a teacher or you are a teacher who focusses on the energetic aspects of kundalini tantra or sexual tantra, feel free to comment. But if the focus is sex, well let’s not start an argument. I love sex, I love orgasms but I’m aiming even higher.


Kundalini Tantra: by Saraswati Satyananda Swami

Taoist Secrets of Love: Cultivating Male Sexual Energy by Mantak Chia

Healing Love Through the Tao: Cultivating Female Sexual Energy by Mantak Chia

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Ego, Spirituality and the Rest…

“If the voice in your head is you, who’s the one listening to it?”

Sometimes it’s your subconscious. Sometimes it’s your higher self. Sometimes it’s demons (which may or may not be part of your subconscious). Sometimes it’s angels (which may or may not be part of your subconscious.) Essentially it’s all you. I think that’s the point. If you feel pain, or joy who is the you that is aware that there is a feeling but is not the feeling itself. Stop thinking.

You are me, I am you, we are just two eyes each looking out of one universal shared mind. Inlakech is a Mayan saying, it means “I am another you”.

I think alot of us have to battle with similar feelings. Self esteem, confidence, pride, they are all separate things. Someone can act arrogantly but have low self esteem, someone can act shy but actually have loads of pride. I have low self esteem alot of the time because I have a hard time fitting into mainstream society and I don’t make alot of money but at the same time I have alot of pride in my craft, and in myself, sometimes too much. But if I let the mainstream get to me and start to believe that money makes the man I can start to hate myself for having pride, wish I could just swallow my pride and take a shit job that pays the bills etc. I dunno, I empathise with the self hatred but we all have different reasons at different times. Anyway, I should practice what I preach and just love myself before I advise everyone else to love themselves.

I try not to talk about ego now, it’s too complicated an issue and you have to define your terms. It’s hard to tell if people are talking about ego as in arrogance, “he’s got too much ego”, or the psychological definition of ego and a sense of self that’s separate from the rest of the universe. I think the buddhist idea of not being attached to the ego is meant to mean not seeing yourself as separate from the whole but cos ego has at least two interpretations alot of us in the Western World get caught up in the idea of not being too egotistical which at least in my case leads to be afraid of having too much pride and arrogance and can lead the other direction where you don’t have enough confidence or self esteem. I think confidence is a good thing, and self esteem is a good thing. There’s a thin line between all these things, ego, pride, confidence, arrogance, self esteem, humility. I think we do need the ego/confidence of a Kanye and a Brand to make it in certain areas, at least in the mainstream entertainment although the underground will always have time for reclusive geniuses like Aphex Twin or Nick Drake. Basically I could spend the rest of the day writing about it, I actually think about it alot, but at the end of the day I will not have come to a conclusion. I appreciate the inspiration though, I’ll probably edit my comments and turn them into a blog post or something. I don’t think that a fake it til you make it approach will result in a fake outcome. I was very confident for a while when I was happily squatting and outside mainstream society. But as I got older, started filling out forms for HMRC again and trying to make money again my hatred of it, my hatred of myself for compromising and my hatred of myself for not being very good at filling out forms on time or being surrounded by ‘straight’ ie normal people meant that confidence quickly disappeared (having an unsupportive girlfriend at the time didn’t help either.) But when I was confident it wasn’t fake, but I was just avoiding, and replacing the situations that challenged me. They say life begins outside your comfort zone. Yeah, maybe that’s true to a certain extent, but I really like my comfort zones and it’s not easy when what most people call ‘normality’ is way outside my comfort zone.

I was fully on the spiritual positive affirmation vibe so everyone would have seen the best of me even at my worst. But that has a downside cos when you’re obsessed with positive affitmations nobody knows when you need help. Plus alot of when you saw me I was confident cos I was happy on the edge of society. But now squatting aint so easy and I want more security I’m back in ‘society’ and all my childhood traumas and insecurities have come back to the surface.

Anyway, love yourself 😉 including your shadow. It wasn’t enough to love myself when I was rebelling. I have to love myself when I compromise. I have to love myself when I get knocked down. I have to love myself when I feel weak and insecure. Because I am open intelligence, I am perfect whatever I feel like or look like, I am mother nature herself. Love yourself and I will do the same.

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Charlotte Emily Bevan (a poem for Charlotte and Zaani)

A friend of mine died this week with her newborn child. It was headline national news which made the tragedy even more surreal.

Charlotte and Zaani – a poem for Charlotte Emily Bevan {the full version}

What a horrific tragedy. The stuff of nightmares.

Mother and newborn child. Dead.

Was this the child’s choice between lifetimes or extreme misfortune for mere mortals?

She suffered from depression. Did the mother reach a point where coping with life in this society was just too much? Did she decide this world wasn’t worthy of her child, did her baby deserve better than this polluted rock? Does ever child deserve better?

Or did she just slip off the bridge?

It is what it is and that’s all it is. She was an amazing, sensitive, creative, caring woman with seemingly super-human empathy. Empathy hurts sometimes.

She deserved better than this world would give her, but speculating is merely speculating.

All I know is that her spirit, her soul, whatever gave that beautiful face life, that is gone from her body. ‘Why’ is a question that may remain unanswered.

I can no longer communicate with that body. Whether or not I can communicate with that soul or spirit is a question of imagination, or sanity, or will that may remain unanswered.

All I know is that a new-born, the very picture of power-born infinite potential and innocence is dead. But what power and influence this child has had in just four days, embedded in the national consciousness.

For every mother. For anybody who has ever been depressed. Let us make a world worthy of innocence. Like the Sistine Maddona and Child. Let us be there for each other. With Love.

xxx xxxxx xxxxxxxx

An Angel no longer restricted by what Albert Einstein
Referred to as the persistent illusion of time.

An Angel no longer restricted by the tensions of depressions,
No longer restricted by these three dimensions.

As Craig said, “Fly Free”, I say maybe somewhere Heavenly
On a journey we’ll all join you on eventually.

Perspective: we’re all gonna get there some way.
Let us be there for each other. With love. Every day x

(Inspired by Charlotte Emily Bevan and her child, also by Craig Reynolds and Lynne Oldfield)



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Near Death Experience (of a friend.)

My friend died. She was rescuscitated. She was aware between life and life, and she remembers what she experienced. According to her she learned 3 important lesons.


These are the words of someone that died.

1 – it’s not where you’re from but what you do. It’s your deeds not your creed that matters.

2 – judgment comes from within, but you can’t escape yourself or your own judgment. When you die your ‘Hell’ if you have one is your own judgment.

3 – we take nothing with us. Nothing. Not even our bodies. Not our cars, homes, money, nothing. Not even our bodies.


That was her experience.

All we have is now. One moment at a time, one day at a time. Share love.

All is well.


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