The global dance music scene has spawned many heroes, but very few gained this status without some serious labour and vision. Beloved British drum & bass DJ and producer Kenny Ken and MC Foxy are two honcho’s at the top of their field and at the top of the list when it comes to achievers.
Originally blending acid house, garage and Detroit techno, Kenny Ken started playing Breakbeat in the early '90s, with the music morphing into ragga jungle and the like soon after. He built a solid reputation via his smooth "mix and blend" stylings and had an underground hit with his first production, "Everyman," in 1994. His label Mix & Blen' and its sister label Cold Steel which he runs with his brother Stingray and the G Squad are pushing him high up the producing ladder. In 1999 he collaborated with DJ Rap, forging labels and forces. Kennys reputation is legendary having performed at cream of the crop events all around the world including regular stop offs in Australia, Japan, Canada and the U.S, not to mention most European countries.
MC Foxy started MC’ing in 1991 when he was encouraged to pick up the mic at a friends club night. His first real experience within the industry came courtesy of his cousin "the riddim killa" Rodney P, when he took Foxy on tour with him, when he was supporting Queen Latifah on her UK dates. Immediately after, he began travelling all around the UK doing gigs and had a 4 year stint at Kool fm, playing various time slots and calling the set ‘the downtempo show’. In 2003 MC Foxy won the ‘Worlds #1 MC award’ at the Knowledge magazine awards proving how far the man has come.
DJ Kenny Ken and MC Foxy are touring Australia during March and April. Also representing for drum'n'bass are the UK's DJ SS and Twisted Individual of Formation Records, DJ Skeletrik, Killa Kela - one of the baddest beatboxers to ever rock the mic and MC Trip. Fans in Melbourne and Perth are in for a HUGE treat as all the above international acts are making an appearance for The World Of Drum'n'Bass tours in each respective city. With the metronome peaking around 175 bpms, this one is sure to rock.
The World Of Drum & Bass Tour (40hz and Formation Records presents)
Date: Friday 26 March
Venue: Prince Of Wales Hotel, 29 Fitzroy St, St Kilda
Other acts on the bill: From the UK DJ SS, Killa Kela, Twisted Individual, Skeletrik, MC Trip, Melbourne DJ’s Rux, Lex, Fiend, Keir, Quick, Danielsan and Jaycee
Doors open: 9pm
Tickets: early bird tix $25 (till Friday 12th) from DMC beats, Ministry of Style, Alley Tunes, Slap Records, Second Spin, Prince Of Wales Public Bar.
more info contact:: Melbourne Jungle , Prince Band RoomPerth
Trafik & Base 101 present The World Of Drum & Bass Tour 2004…
Date: Saturday 27 March
Venue: Heat Nightclub, 187 Stirling St, Perth
Other acts on the bill: From the UK DJ SS, Twisted Individual, MC Foxy, Killa Kela, DJ Skeletrik and MC Trip as well as an all-star local lineup
Doors open: 10pm
Tickets: $40.00 + bf , Planet Video, Central Station Records, DJ Factory, Mills Records, and BOCS Ticketing (94841133)
more info contact: [email protected]Byron Bay
Drum'n'Bay presents Kenny Ken with special guest Mc Foxy
Date: Wednesday 31 March
Venue: C-Moog Byron Bay, Woolworths Plaza Jonson St, Byron Bay
Other acts on the bill: DJ Thesis
Doors open: 10pm
Tickets: $12 til 11pm $15 thereafter
more info visit: C-MoogBrisbane
Date: Thursday 1st April
Venue: Moonbar, Empire Hotel, Cnr Ann and Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley
Other acts on the bill: Locals Aniki, Frosty, Erther, Operon, Specimen, De La Haye
Doors open: 9pm til 4am
Tickets: $15 presold from Rockinghorse Records and Butterbeats
Grand Jam feat Kenny Ken and MC Foxy
Date: 2 April
Venue: Traffic, 58 North Terrace
Other acts on the bill: Locals MPK, Noddy, Patch
Doors open: 10PM
Tickets: $18, from Venuetix, 618, Central Station and Clinic 116
At this time Kenny Ken and MC Foxy have not been booked for a show in Sydney.