Invasion at The Act Dubai
Featuring music by Kenny Glasgow
Friday 7th August
Formerly half of the acclaimed house duo Art Department, Kenny Glasgow is in Dubai, and he’s playing at The Act. His dark, stripped back, casio-style minimal tech is well suited to the vibe in The Act actually, and while the venue isn’t usually the choice for people who enjoy music, by landing Kenny Glasgow, they now have our attention.
Usually associated with sadly unspectacular, budget Cabaret, followed up by a mix of R&B songs by Beyonce and Chris Brown, you wouldn’t really go there for serious, especially not since they got rid of that faux-American tubby geezer with the blonde wig who was the compere, and did a bit of amusing singing. He was a good lad. But this Friday, everyone is going to see Kenny Glasgow at The Act. And here’s why:
One of the best
Kenny Glasgow is constantly name checked by DJ’s as being one of the forefathers of house music. He was also one half of Art Department before he left to pursue solo projects earlier this year.
Art Department are techno pioneers from Canada. They had a residency at the best club in the world – DC10.
As well as this, they have a number of really quite prestigious accolades to their name, and are widely regarded to be number two only to Daft Punk when it comes to the DJ/Producer category.
Their 2011 album “The Drawing Board” was released on the Crosstown Rebels label, and was era defining for anyone who was in Ibiza around that time. It was voted one of the albums of the year by Mixmag, who basically became the number one championers of the duo. Not bad advocates of your work to have, if DJ’ing and dance music production is your thing.
They have presided over one of the most listened to Radio 1 Essential Mixes ever recorded, and they have pretty much played sell-out shows at every major club in the world, including numerous stints at Fabric London, and the Panorama Bar in Berlin.
Now, Kenny Glasgow is coming to The Act. Word is he’ll be on at 11pm. Get down there. Here’s some stuff off his SoundCloud for you to enjoy.
The Act recently started doing brunches, and their new Friday night “Invasion” thing seems like it could be about to compete as a serious venue for good music.
New management? New ideas? New clientele. New cool. Well done fellas