TOTD // 06/12 // Kenny Glasgow

Published: December 6, 2016, words by William Mclean

Kenny Glasgow has been flying the flag for Toronto way before Views From The Six hit the shelves, with his first official release coming back in ‘93. Most notably this decade, he has been a key member of the globe trotting house act Art Department. Now he is returning to his roots with some unadulterated solo releases. His latest, a remix of Christian Smith’s ‘Subzero’, out on Tronic, is a melodic slice sure to hypnotise dancefloors worldwide this winter.

With Art Department, Kenny laid down the benchmark for the sleazy style of tech house which dominated the early 2010’s, working with the likes of Seth Troxler, Deniz Kurtzel, Soul Clap and Hot Creation’s mastermind Jamie Jones. A slew of releases on Crosstown Rebels became firm festival favourites and regular appearances at the much revered DC10 on the White Isle highlighted their mastery of the genre.

Kenny not only gives us an insight into his go-to chillout tracks on his take on Tracks of The Day, but his unique DJ style. Put your feet up, kick back, relax and enjoy these selections from an artist who is moving into his third decade at the forefront of house.

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Prince

Computer Blues

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“Firstly, like most of the world, I really love and respect Prince Roger Nelson as an entertainer, extremely talented musician and song writer. The song, Computer Blues, from the movie Purple Rain, isn’t actually a downtime track until it breaks down to Princes 20/30sec guitar solo, which is the part I play on loop.”
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The Smiths

How Soon Is Now

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“This song is the ultimate for me when it come to songs I use for when I’m chilling. From the opening whining guitar riff to his mellow soothing voice singing the words he is singing in this song. This song always does it for me! ”
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Bauhaus

Bela Lugosi’s Dead

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“When just chilling at home or in the studio before a session, I often play this song to clear and relax my mind. It’s not necessarily the words of the song, but the music and the voice is what keeps me chilled. It’s also quite a long track with interesting guitar riffs with lots of effects, running through it, so you just let it play and carry on with your chilled day.”
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Peter Gabriel

Games Without Frontiers

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“Heard this song when I was quite young but didn’t really understand what he was singing about. Even after seeing the video I was still a bit clueless. But it wasn’t about the words this song, it was more about the music and back beat that always put me in a chilled mood as a youth. Even now when I listen to this song it brings me back to that time as a child listening, chilling and singing along to this amazing song. ”

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