Kenny Dope Rocks All Vinyl, From Fred Wesley & The J.B.’s, To J Dilla To Bob James (Mix)
Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez’s name does not come up as often as it should. The Brooklyn, New York producer/DJ is one half of Masters At Work. Also known as Nuyorican Soul, the team of Kenny and “Little” Louie Vega remixed Michael Jackson, Madonna, Tito Puente, and Earth, Wind & Fire. Additionally, they worked with Roy Ayers and George Benson. Today, in addition to developing and releasing material by New Jersey’s Rasheed Chappell, Dope continues to bridge genre, spanning House, Jazz, Funk, Hip-Hop, and Trance.
A new one-hour mix captures Kenny’s 25-year-plus essence on video, with a split camera watching his hands and his expressions. Within, Heads can hear Bob James, J Dilla (back in his Jay Dee days), Tito Puente, Fred Wesley & The J.B.’s, and splashes of plenty of artists. In step with Dope’s pedigree, the mix is all vinyl, all 7″-based—which makes the visual component all the more colorful/interesting. If you want a groovy, up-tempo mix to work out (or cool out) with, this is exceptional:
If you like what you hear, there’s a plethora of mixes and audio goodies at K.D.’s Soundcloud page.