Legendary house music spinner Kenny Dope comes to Birmingham to play a special set at FACE
We are massively buzzin to be hooking up with our friends from LEFTFOOT to bring you an evening with one of the biggest legends in underground music in our opinion.
Born in 1970, Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez grew up in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park. By the early eighties he was absorbing the hip hop beats that were being played at the local street parties, and in 1985 he started to work in a local record store, WNR Music Center. Along with his partner, Mike Delgado, Gonzalez organized a series of neighborhood parties under the Masters at Work alias, and these were regularly attended by Brooklyn hero Todd Terry, who eventually borrowed the MAW name for two releases – “Alright, Alright” and “Dum Dum Cry”. Terry returned the favour when he lent Gonzalez a drum machine, and in 1989 the resourceful rhythm addict recorded a series of Powerhouse beat tracks for Frank Mendez’s cutting edge Nu Groove label.
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Artists / Speakers: Kenny Dope.