NORTHERN STAR BILLY KENNY UNLEASHES TWO TWISTED MASTER CUTS; INTENSE, UNHINGED AND BEAUTIFUL; ‘THE GRIND / TRIPPY’ EP
Hailing from Leeds and living in Hanover, Germany for three years before a stint in LA has meant Billy Kenny has been exposed to some pulsing, cutting edge noises from the dance underground as he has nurtured his own style in the past three or four years. Exploring the darker frequencies with a unique blend of driving techno, deeper garage and throbbing house sounds, Kenny has worked relentlessly to secure his place on the electronic scene.
Touring sometimes five continents in the space of a few months and perfecting his craft of looping and sampling in his sets on the road has grabbed the attention of some of the biggest players in the game, seeing several releases on Claude Von Stroke’s Dirtybird and Green Velvet’s Relief label alongside other high rollers. He and his friends also run a flourishing imprint, This Ain’t Bristol which continues to impress.
Billy positions his latest offering on Solardo’s Sola Records, a forward thinking independent family label based in Manchester and London that also sports productions from Sonny Fodera, Eli Brown and Hauswerks.
‘The Grind’ kicks off with a prophetic sample explaining the need for happiness over money before launching into a rolling and addictive bass. It’s mechanical, big room techno that’s not for the faint hearted. The vocal reoccurs to glorious effect throughout the track and makes for a peak time hit.
The follow up is ‘Trippy’; psychotropic beats and bleeps and a hard drum sample make way for some pitched up vocals that keep the drama levels high before erupting into a shuddering static bass. It’s zippy, mighty energetic and bound to warp your mind!
Kenny says, “I hope you lot enjoy these records as much as I did making them! Had cabin fever after cancelling those U.S. shows and these were the first one’s I finished off. The titles are somewhat reflective of my situation right now since the Trip to Europe and back got me in trouble and now I’m Grinding over here!
Other than the female saying “trip” in Trippy, which is actually my girlfriend, all the vocals are my own. This is the beginning of what I’d like to call a slightly more mature direction in my sound.”
Billy Kenny – ‘The Grind / Trippy’ EP
A1: Billy Kenny – The Grind
B1: Billy Kenny – Trippy
‘The Grind / Trippy’ EP is OUT NOW through ‘Sola Records’