Kenny Ray

One of the very few (original) ‘House Music’ legends; beginning with and where the popular nightclub sound manifested, Chicago, Illinois, many years ago; Now, some twenty years later his distinct sound continues to soar. DJ Kenny Ray’s beginnings are not unlike most young vinyl spinners carrying records, setting up equipment, begging to be next to serve the crowd. (aka the exact route some of today’s legends took such as Farley jackmaster funk, Steve “silk” Hurley to name a few) In the Chi’, you had to earn yours. Like all new sounds, most thought this was just a trend. But just like rap music, it grew and expanded, as has DJ Kenny Rays’ popularity. Has continued to rise Worldwide and continues to maintain his reign as 1 of Chicago’s hottest DJs. This DJ is a mix master of the old school and new school house music only the best of both make it to his dance floor. His musical selection never fails to move the crowd. It is not at all a mystery why the phone continues to ring, not just for local Chicago affairs, but for national events both exclusive and for the general public from the capacity crowds of more than 5,000 audience members @ Chicago SummerDance Nomadic DJ Series, to ” IVANA TRUMP/BET AWARDS PARTY @ Cinespace in LA to CAFE MED (OCEAN DRIVE) WMC 2007 3 DAY HOUSE FEST this is a DJ that’s in demand. He also is a producer artist with his first official record “A GROOVE” . A groove is a terrible thing to waste.” And with that said, Kenny Ray (featured in the “DJ Watch” section of one of the first issues of 5 Magazine) proceeds to lay down this smooth track with plenty of grooves to pick up the most lifeless dance floor. A steady, jacking drum line keeps the momentum going through a lush vocal and bouncy organ hook. It’s beautiful, luscious deep house with an old school flavor. Kenny Ray was getting this track into a few select hands during WMC and it’s already starting to make the rounds. My how time has progressed 10 records later. PEACE & ENJOY DJ KENNY RAY www.oldschooldjkennyray.com