One of dance music's biggest characters - and legends - is back with a new single in October.
Kenny Larkin returns with his first new single in almost 10 years. 'Stepback' is already earning gushing praise from other DJs on Twitter. But was it the same 'Stepback' recently removed from a Soma compilation?
The Kenny Larkin remix of Slam 'Stepback' appeared on the Soma 25 remix compilation boxset in August but has been removed from the album's Spotify playlist.
The Detroit born and now Los Angeles based DJ was in the army when fellow Detroit legends like Kevin Saunderson and Derrick May began creating the blueprint for the genre. When he got out, he laid waste to the 1990s with a slew of big albums and tracks that helped define the sound and his alias Dark Comedy was almost as well received.
In the 2000s, he detoured into a career in stand up comedy but continued to perform as a DJ and live artist. Throughout that time, his discography was filled out with several re-releases, most notably by Rush Hour, but a new single has remained elusive until now.
The artist announced via his Twitter account that Stepback will be released on KMS on October 30th.
This is a hot one! https://t.co/VVGZzsPqod— carl craig (@carlcraignet) September 7, 2017
So the new @kennylark record 'Step Back' is an absolute beast...— Paul Woolford (@PaulWoolford) September 7, 2017
Nearly 15 minutes of madness
And so it appears that crazy track that Jeff Mills played last week was YOURS! Incredible energy, can't wait for it to be out!— Bas Amro (@BasAmro) September 12, 2017