In the 80′s his early club experiences lead to his employment as a light technician at the then famous “Galaxy 21” on West 23rd Street, and “The Inferno” on West 19th Street in NYC. Still hungry for the turn-tables he moved on to spinning records first in small venues, and then inevitably to a Saturday Night Residency in the forever famous, infamous, and world renowed “STUDIO 54” on West 54th Street. After the closing of Studio 54, Kenny was hired as the Saturday Night Resident DJ in a venue the size of an airplane hanger, the 5,000 person capacity Bond’s International Casino. His resulting popularity and increasing fame led to international opportunities in worldwide.
Some of his then biggest contemporaries, and still friends to this day, include Francois Kevorkian, Frankie Knuckles, David Morales, Little Louie Vega, and Tedd Patterson. He has been long time friends and enjoyed many collaborations with recording artists the likes of Anthony Malloy, Kenny Bobien, and Strafe. He continues to produce and , where possible, forge creative relationships with artists such as Wendy Lewis, Madonna, Jennifer Holiday, Michael Jackson, Robin S., and Majestic K. Funk.
On his new website the Living DJ Legend Kenny Carpenter, describes his professional & global function today as a dj/producer, that has become a necessity to help complement and enhance his talent, experience, and professionalism. It’s time for him to take advantage of the ability he’s acquired to make people, young and older, move, think, and feel, by making his concepts available to all who are interested in the evolution of club music”!!!
Kenny Carpenter has had many years of experience working on New York’s number one radio station called WBLS and he’s done many guest sets on KISS FM in London but Producing and Remixing Music has become his latest acquired passion and you can expect some big surprises in the future which include new productions for Madonna, Kenny Bobien, Kathy Brown, Shaun Escoffery and Wendy Lewis. Kenny continues to travel extensively and perform in some of the most fashionable venues worldwide.
Singles & Eps
– Kenny Carpenter – Stad By Me – Tony Records 2013
– Hostile Takeover – Kenny Carpenter Big Apple Mix – Lynn Lockamy, Soulful Session, Kenny Carpenter
– Universal Dreamers (Figli Delle Stelle) Part 2 Feat. Wendy Lewistoky & Ricky Diciotto Remix
Wendy Lewis, Kenny Carpenter, Ricky Diciotto
– Kenny Carpenter (Universal Dreamer Ep 1) – Kenny Bobien, Wipe The Needle, Kenny Carpenter, Kenny Carpenter
– Touch My Sexuality – The Remixes- Sami Dee, Carlos Sanchez, Koffee The Story Teller, Kenny Carpenter
– Do You Remember (With The Cruzaders) Feat. Terri B – Igor Blaska, Dim Chris, Mazzaswiss, Jerry Joxx, Kenny Carpenter
– Clash Of The Titans (Remixed)Colosseum Remix – Sami Dee, Charma, Kenny Carpenter – Accidental Music
– So Sweetly [Incl. Kenny Carpenter Remixes] M&S, Kenny Carpenter – Tony Records
– Ep (12″) Waako Records 1996
– Kenny Carpenter / Black & White Brothers, The – Heaven Knows / Bang It Out (Coloured Vinyl) Tony Records 2011
– House Session 5 – Soundmen On Wax Records
– Miami Uncuts 2013 – Tony Records 2013
– Sow Miami Sampler 2013 – Soundmen On Wax
– G Lounge Volume 9 – Soulstar
– Classics Revisited Vol. 2 – Soundmen On Wax
– Celebrate Soulful House Volume 4 (Best Of Loungy Chillhouse Tunes From Vocal To Deep Music) – Cherry Pickers
– Waako Records Presents Nightlife Essentials – Waako Records, Waako Records 1997
– Larry Levan, David Morales, Kenny Carpenter, Todd Terry, Justin Berkmann – Live & Remastered: 20th Anniversary Box Set – Ministry Of Sound 2011
– Studio 54: The Underground Classics – Obsessive 2001
– Presents Studio 54 – Obsessive 2001
– Kenny Carpenter, Black & White Brothers, The – Heaven Knows / Bang It Out – Tony Records 2011