First Listen: The Djoon Experience feat. Kenny Bobien – Baptize Me (Afshin Main Mix) (Djoon Experience)
Respect due to Afshin Assadian. From his countless efforts to run The Djoon Club, a venue standing as an oasis of freshness and an alternative to mainstream Dance Music in Paris. But also for putting out quality music on his label, and eventually coming to produce himself.
5 years after the memorable ‘Old Landmark’, he teams up once again as The Djoon Experience with Gospel House Don Kenny Bobien . Both of them comin’ up with on ‘Baptize Me’. The man givin’ it a sparkling rhythm guitar driven uplifting funk feel…
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New Jersey’s Kenny Bobien has forged himself a reputation as one of the most in-demand singers in the House scene. With thanks to a unique falsetto style, he is widely seen as the “King of Gospel House Music”. Even though he left his imprint in other genres such as R&B while collaborating with many big names. From Teddy Pendergrass to Jennifer Holiday, Taylor Dayne or Celine Dion.
Kenny has powered countless club anthems. From his early works as a background vocalist along with Ten City in the second half of the 80’s. To his collaborations with some of the biggest producers in the House scene. From Kerri Chandler to Louie Vega and Blaze. But also B.O.P. and Frankie Feliciano. As many meetings which gave birth to classics such as ‘Reach’, ‘Rise Above The Storm’, ‘Hiya Love’ and ‘Father’ among others. Not to mention his cover version of ‘Why We Sing’ with production work by the likes of Christina Hayes and George Sykes. Or his memorable duet with Stephanie Cooke on ‘Love’s Been Right Here’. This in addition to ‘Old Landmark’ and ‘Baptize Me’ along with The Djoon Experience.
Kenny also happened to contribute to the memorable ‘Sweet Chariot’ under the Club Artists United guise. Then later on added his voice to the Blaze present UDAUFL‘s ‘Keep Hope Alive’ album. Meamwhile, he more recently blessed us with gems such as ‘Movin’ On’ and ‘Where I Live’, respectively with Gianluca Pighi and Wipe The Needle.
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