Three-time Grammy nominated Kenny Dope, one of the most prolific
artists of the modern music age, has been entertaining and astounding
the masses alike with his fusion of house, hip-hop, Latin, jazz,
soul, and broken beats. Known as a living encyclopedia of beats,
Kenny Dope is a purveyor of sonic masterpieces.
1990 after an introduction by Todd Terry, Kenny and Little Louie
Vega immediately hit it off and began a creative partnership appropriately
dubbed "Masters At Work". As the MAW sound became more
pervasive in clubs, they became more sought after by artists and
labels, eventually remixing and producing artists such as R. Kelly,
Janet Jackson, Daft Punk, Barbara Tucker, India, Luther Vandross,
BeBe Winans, George Benson and many, many more.
Dope's breakthrough as a solo artist came with the recording of
the breathtaking Bucketheads album in 1995. A track called The
Bomb! (These Sounds Fall Into My Mind) was the standout track,
fulfilling Kenny's ambition to make something raw, something that
was fun. Following the success of the Bucketheads album, Kenny
took a break from his solo career, focusing on his collaborative
work with Vega. The Nuyorican Soul album marked a particularly
important moment, and had Kenny Dope's unerringly creative imprint
written all over it.
the last decade Kenny Dope has had his hands full releasing literally
thousands of tracks, remixing hundreds of singles, and globe-trotting
to DJ all over the world. In his production work, Kenny consistently
shows his distinctive ability for programming superior beats while
blending a myriad of music styles to deliver the ultimate mix.
With his long-established reputation as a DJ extraordinaire, Kenny
showcases a melting pot of house, jazz, funk, soul, and hip-hop
while keeping the show colorful, energetic and soulful. While
production and touring account for most of his time, Kenny has
also established Kay-Dee Records with Scottish funk DJ legend
its sitting behind the control board, playing to his followers,
or searching for the next great re-release classic, the beat master
will continue to shine as the MASTER AT WORK! Join us at ULTRA
as we celebrate Family Day Sunday with the legendary KENNY 'DOPE'