Tue. Sep. 28, 2021

Kenny Bobien – Reach (Original)

This Beat Is Mine! Kenny Bobien – Reach (Soundmen On Wax)

OMG! I don’t know what to start with… Anyway, this beautiful song by the likes of Kenny Bobien hasn’t come to me like out of the hat. To make it short, I decided to leave my native country (France) more than 15 years ago. The reason being I couldn’t stand anymore what I felt like an apathy, politically and economically speaking. With politicians of all orientations breakin’ what their predecessors had done before and so forth. I couldn’t stand anymore the mentality around. And this obvious tendency that people had to always complain about something.

Although living miles away and fully enjoying my (new) life, I’ve always kept an eye on what was goin’ on there. Eventually welcoming the election of new French President Emmanuel Macron with a real excitement. Will he be opening a new era for the country? Will he succeed on his will to get France to reach a new era? As usual, I suppose time will tell. Nevertheless, this is pretty much all what I wish him to achieve. Addressing him my blessings for havin’ brought his optimism to the forefront…

Let’s reach!

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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 post-production work by the likes of Big Moses and Johnny Dangerous. 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.

His latest delivery – ‘Love Is On The Way’ – along with producer Jose Burgos standing as another staple to be added to his already impressive list. With aditional thanks to Josh Milan whose remixing work puts it into another dimension…

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