Disco Green: Kenny DOPE
For the third year in a row, Discovery Green is going disco. With a talented list of alumni from Boo Williams to Tortured Soul to Kerri Chandler, this year Disco Green is bringing Kenny Dope. Add in Little Louie Vega, and you’ve got the legendary duo, Masters at Work. Sadly, Louie won’t be visiting Disco Green this year. But, wouldn’t that have been something! Together, these two produce some incredibly soulful, uplifting house music.
Growing up in Brooklyn, surrounded by a myriad of musical influences including his own Puerto Rican heritage, Kenny accumulated all these sounds into the Hip-Hop, Soul, House, Jazz, Funk sound he has today. He has a long list of credits behind him (totaling up to nearly 1,000) including original tracks, remixes, compilations, written writings or arrangements, production and more. I love hearing artists take songs that influence them and re-create them using their own sound. As someone who grew up in the 70s and 80s, James Brown was certainly an influence for Kenny. Listen to what he does with the classic, “There was a time.”
The party goes on from noon to 10pm, supported by locals Mr. Bristle, DJ Drew, Noey Lopez, Luis D.A. and Brotha Jibril. The event is FREE! So, bring your blankets, bring your family and get ready for a day of House, Hip-Hop, Soul and Funky fun in the sun!