From 2008 comes ‘Keys, Strings, Tambourines’ – Kenny Larkin’s fourth full length LP. Yet another advanced, singular and funked out techno milestone that bears all of Larkin’s idiosyncratic stylings and melodic touches. Once more he shows us how it’s done, sounding like nothing you’ve heard from him previously, ‘Keys, Strings, Tambourines’ is a truly adventurous record that defies categorisation today. Quietly influencing producers and DJs since its release, it points to where techno can go and what it can be and is a truly and criminally overlooked modern Detroit techno classic.
Kenny Larkin – Azimuth (Expanded Edition) [ART2021-1]
A staggering collection Detroit techno-soul music, beamed directly into your consciousness from 1994. Kenny Larkin is one of a handful of artists from the city whose original and unique sonic output has helped shape and advance techno as an art form and as a serious musical movement across the world and it’s galaxies beyond, a formidable DJ and producer whose music continues to push the envelope today. ‘Azimuth’ gives us what would be Larkin’s first full length offering, and across 11 tracks of blistering hi-tech machine funk, ambient, soul drenched rhythms and futurist club music he deftly crafted a classic. Originally released on Warp Records, ‘Azimuth’ is a record that effortlessly sounds like it came to earth yesterday while being 25 years old, a true Detroit classic that still makes waves across the planet today.
Dark Comedy – Corbomite Manuever EP [MC022]
Detroit bred / LA based producer Kenny Larkin has long been a force to be reckoned with, both in the studio and in the DJ booth. Under his ‘Dark Comedy’ alias Larkin crafted some of the deepest and most soul-searching Detroit Techno sounds. ‘Corbomite Manuever’ was originally released in 1992 and is the complete epitome of a game changer, this was Techno at it’s most sensual, intelligent and human, the antithesis of a lot of what was masquerading as the real-deal at the time.
Berlin here we go again!
After more than 2 and a half years we are back in Berlin! and of-course we are looking forward to have a lot of fun while being.
Kenny Larkin interview
It’s a new year, so it’s again the time for a trip to Berlin.
VA – Tessera Remixes 2 [SUSHP011]
Kenny Larkin, Chez Damier & Delano Smith remixing the last Sushitech label compilation! Larkin dropping an exciting techno track with soul and Delano is being the deep house warrior he is.
Zadig – Dark Nebula [SYNCRO004]
Zadig is a new French Techno producer fan of analogic. He delivers a powerful techno release, that comes with a Kenny Larkin remix.
Kenny Larkin – Glob Remixes [PLE65317]
“Glob” feels like something new, with jazzy, sometimes glitchy bells slowly climbing changing beats and rich bass drops. Remixes from Ben Klock, Claude von Stroke and Kenny Larkin.