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Kenny Hawkes

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DJ/Producer Kenny Hawkes has been a pioneering influence on the British dance scene for 20 years. As a kid growing up in Brighton, Kenny soaked up the sounds of Motown, Ska, Hip Hop, Dub Reggae. As soon as he hit 18 he disappeared off to Southern Europe, where he spent endless hours developing his DJ skills by playing at some of Europe’s most notorious after hours clubs.

He returned home in the early 90s, skint and unknown, and stumbled across a Pirate Radio Station called ‘Girls FM’. It wasn’t long before Kenny moved to London and joined the station - and in no time ‘Girls FM’ was attracting up to a million listeners a month with him as the station manager steering its musical direction.

Due to Kenny’s natural grasp of quality music, ‘Girls FM’ became the most legendary underground dance music station that London had ever heard. It soon boasted 22 DJs, one of whom was Luke Solomon (of current ‘Freaks’ fame) who soon became Kenny’s friend and fellow resident at London’s longest running mid-week house club, ‘Space’ at Bar Rumba, which they ran together for 7 years. Kenny and Luke prided themselves on bringing the world’s greatest spinners to Space, including Harvey, Stacey Pullen, Tom Middleton, DJ Heather, Fransois Kevorkian, DJ Sneak, Pete Heller, Mark Farina, Cajmere and Derrick Carter - where they would play for a pint, a packet of crisps and their cab fare home.

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  • IridaRainbow

    R.I.P

    11 Jun 2011 Reply
  • ratapa

    hello, love.

    14 Dec 2010 Reply
  • eleanormarygirl

    hasn't he got a bit slack like? that mexico clip could have been a piss take for all the energy involved. maybe i'm getting mixed up the wrong person....didn't he used 2 b on the decks at that small club of oxford st? wiv all those washing machines there. he so so f ing rocked! but like i say i cud b mixing him up wiv a total nother guy. can any1 put me straight? E xxx

    1 Aug 2009 Reply
  • gor-z

    Hey Kenny, thnx for great music in Clublime (Thailand, Phuket)

    27 Feb 2008 Reply

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