Having made the transition from Birmingham to New York at the tender age of 20, Carl Kennedy is closely established as one of England’s most reverent House players to date. Having fuelled Erick Morillo’s Subliminal Records with back-to-back tracks and maintained a solid stance as an Ibiza veteran, his appointment to support the Swedish House Mafia for their game changing appearance at Madison Square Garden left little room for doubts that Kennedy is a whole different entity on record and dance floor alike.
With Australian model turned singer Cheyenne Tozzi’s sensual vocals leading the way for Kennedy’s jubilant return to Subliminal, ‘Once Upon a Time’ peaks and flows with a precise air of energy to form one of the British producer’s finest club outings to date. Throbbing with emotive yet determined energy and soaked in that signature Subliminal charm, it is unsuspecting assets like Tozzi that the industry should be lapping up amid claims of unviable commerciality, as it certainly hasn’t cost Carl in this sterling return for 2012.
Words by Dan Carter