In an age of quick gratification and the instant attention switch, Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez is a name respected for both quality and consistency.
Over the last 25 years, the four time Grammy-nominated DJ and producer has been astounding audiences across the world with his fusions of house, hip-hop, Latin, jazz, funk & soul, reggae, alternative pop and broken beats. By releasing literally thousands of original tracks and hundreds of remixes, Kenny has earned a reputation as a living encyclopedia of beats as both a solo artist, and as one-half of the legendary house duo, Masters At Work alongside “Little” Louie Vega and, not to mention, a 50,000 strong record collection.
Alongside being a DJ and producer, Kenny also holds the title of record label owner with Dopewax and Kay-Dee Records, the former oroginally focused on Kenny’s own raw, beat records and evolved to hosting more vocal fare, and the latter being a landing pad for re-recording and releasing of rare and classic music.
Throughout his career, Kenny admits there were times when he wasn’t inspired to create music because of what was dominating the new direction of sound. However, learning to listen without prejudice has allowed him to continue to discover new styles, artists and musicians, and keep his love for the music alive. Kenny stays inspired and motivated not by doing what he likes, but doing what he loves. This is what makes his music timeless.
1.Mari Ori/Original Mix-Lena Williams
2.Been A Long Time/Rhythm Masters Mix-The Fog
3.The Rainbow Song-Local Talk
4.Bad Kingdom/DJ Koze Remix-Moderat
5.Over Here/Deeper Mix-Eric Kupper & Kenny Summit
6.Afro Blue/Chris Simmons Mix-Erika Badu
7.Dwayne Young-Fritz Wentink
8.Stranger/Original Mix-Level Groove
9.Don’t You Feel/Crackazat Remix-Moullinex
10.Power Seat-Head High
11.Poison-Harry Choo Choo Romero
12.Detroit/Original Mix-Tiger Stripes
13.Axel Foley-Tom Demac
14.Bricks Down/Mr.G Remix-Kenny Dope & Robert Owens
15.100-The Martinez Brothers
16.Let’s Go-Kenny Dope
17.Canto Del Caribe-Jose Marquez