His name may not be immediately recognizable to the latest batch of house music fans, but Kenny Summit’s presence and impact on the early house scene is undeniable. One of the scene’s greatest unsung heroes, Kenny was the resident DJ at New York’s most legendary clubs; Limelight, Tunnel and Palladium. It was during this time that he rubbed elbows with legends you might recognize, including the godfather of house music Frankie Knuckles.
The 15-track compilation is a funky overview of Summit’s 16 year career filling New York clubs with raw and righteous house music. Not only is this a nostalgic trip to the dancefloors of yore, “The Best of Kenny Summit” includes a never-before-heard edit of his legendary collaboration with Knuckles. A club-ready re-imagining of Lou Rawls’ 70s disco hit ‘You’ll Never Find A Love Like Mine’, the remix was Frankie’s last ever production. He even played it as the closing track at his last ever gig at Ministry Of Sound in London on March 29, 2014 before his untimely passing.
A crash course in classic cuts from the 90s scene, “The Best of Kenny Summit” is packed with absolute jams you’re bound to add to your crate… or in 2019… a USB.
Listen to the full project here.
Source: Dancing Astronaut