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Carl Kennedy

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In October 2003 when Pete Tong, of BBC’s Radio 1, proclaimed Carl Kennedy ‘one the world’s best undiscovered DJs,’ he clearly was able to see what vast numbers of club goers were soon to discover; that Carl was destined to become the a big name in dance music. Born in Birmingham, England, Kennedy made the bold move to New York when he was 20 with his eyes set on the bright lights of big city life. No one could have imagined, least of all him, the extent of excitement life had in store for him. If one man was responsible for inspiring Kennedy to take the DJing path, then it would be dance music icon Roger Sanchez, when he played a set at Ibiza’s Privilege (the largest club in the world) in front of 10 000 people in 1997. Carl was there to witness the mayhem and it will forever be etched in his memory. As if fulfilling some kind of pre-determined destiny, Carl was to play the famous club 5 years on and smash it up in the same devastating fashion that his hero, the blazing ‘S Man’ did all those years prior. In 1998 Carl scored his first professional break, becoming the resident DJ for a small house party called GBH which later went on to become one of New York’s most prominent and longest running Friday night events. During his time at GBH, Carl entertained more than a quarter of a million people and, on his own terms, did his bit to revitalize New York’s house music scene, all the while building his profile and reputation as a major player on the DJ circuit. 2000 saw Carl move with GBH to Centro-fly (voted America’s no.

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