Spotlight: Kenny Dope
‘Prolific’ doesn’t do this Master at Work justice. Famed for his ability to fuse house with more conventional genres such as funk, hip-hop, and jazz, Kenny Dope brings a fluidity – evolved over his many years in the industry – to his music, whether that be solo or as one part of the heavyweight soulful house duo M.A.W.
Ahead of his set at our upcoming Printworks London show on the 25th February, we reflect on his contribution to house music history…
Over his vast career, K-Dope has showcased his versatility through his multifaceted musical identity. Starting as one part of the widely regarded duo Masters At Work, alongside legend ‘Little’ Louie Vega. Having originally produced for other artists, Masters At Work rapidly became its own entity. Their distinctive sound evolved into a fusion of genres that the late 80s and early 90s had yet to discover, earning them a well-deserved reputation as innovative house music trailblazers.
Producing, DJing, and holding a legendary NY residency at the city’s infamous Sound Factory just wasn’t enough for this collective. Their talent and drive quickly led them onto other avenues, including reproducing and re-editing tracks by iconic artists including Donna Summer, Michael Jackson, and Madonna.
Whilst M.A.W skyrocketed to the forefront of house music, K-Dope has always maintained a concrete identity as a solo artist. ‘The Nervous Track’ released under alias Nuyorican Soul propelled Kenny into the musical hall of fame, while under The Bucketheads, Kenny produced one of the biggest tracks in dance music history to this day.
We’re honoured to welcome back the four-time Grammy-nominated musical genius to La Discothèque, this time taking over Printworks London alongside a huge line-up on Friday 25th February.
Grab your ticket now HERE