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Kenny Carpenter

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In the mid-late 70's, and early 80’s Kenny Carpenter was in ever-present attendance when the NYC underground gay club scene emerged from It's womb of rhythmic integration. As an original Brooklyn resident he watched, listened and learned from some of the best DJ’s before becoming serious about playing music himself. At that point he devised a plan for his future. Some of his biggest mentors & idols at the time included the likes of Nicky Siano, Tee Scott, Walter Gibbons, Larry Levan, Frankie Knuckles, Larry Patterson and David Mancuso. In the year 1975 Kenny Carpenter’s early club experiences lead to his employment as a light technician at the then famous “Galaxy 21” on West 23rd Street, working lights with Walter Gibbons & Francois Kevorkian. After the Galaxy 21 closed he lights at “The Inferno” on West 19th Street in NYC. Still hungry for the decks he moved on to spinning records first in small venues, and then inevitably to a Saturday Night Residency in the forever famous, infamous, and world renowed “STUDIO 54” on West 54th Street. After the closing of Studio 54, Kenny was hired as the Saturday Night Resident DJ in a venue the size of an airplane hanger, the 5,000 person capacity Bond's International Casino on West 45th Street in the heart of Times Square! His resulting popularity and increasing fame led to international opportunities in countries such as Japan, Israel, France, Spain and England spinning regular guest spots at what was and still is the most famous club in London, The Ministry Of Sound. Some of his then biggest contemporaries, and still friends to this day, include Francois Kevorkian, David Morales, Louie Vega, Tony Humphries and Tedd Patterson. He also has done a few productions for recording artists the likes of Shaun Escoffery, Wendy Lewis, Kenny Bobien, and Barbara Tucker. He continues to produce music and he has forged a working relationship with the talented DJ Spen, Teddy Douglas and Tony Humphries He has had several top charting releases on Tony Records and he has big releases planed for Quantize Records Including “Reach For It” By Jasper Street Company and an Eddie Kendricks Cover called “He’s A Friend” By DJ Spen & Kenny Bobien. On his website the Living DJ Legend Kenny describes his professional & global function today as a DJ & Producer. Social Networking and His website and has become a necessity to help complement and enhance his knowledge talent, experience, and professionalism. He feels like it’s time for him to take advantage of the gifted ability he’s acquired to make people, young and older, move, think, and feel, by making his concepts available to all who are interested in the evolution of club music”!!! Kenny Carpenter is a Native New Yorker but his sets can be heard worldwide, Including England, Italy, France, Germany, Greece & Switzerland where he currently holds two residencies. And at the moment he’s gearing up for a one week tour or Japan.

Kenny Carpenter