Kenny Larkin Returns
Melbourne has been lucky enough to experience the renaissance in Detroit's techno movement, with recent visitors such as Moodymann and Chez Damier dropping by to show the city who's who in the history of techno's emergence throughout the eighties and nineties - and to most aficionados of electronic music, fellow Detroit attire Kenny Larkin will need no introduction.
Born and raised in the Motor City but missing out on the early years of techno due to serving in the military, Larkin's return to the USA saw his production career begin, influenced by Juan Atkins and Derrick May, as well as the Chicago house music scene. When Richie Hawtin launched his soon-to-be wildly successful label Plus 8 with a Kenny Larkin single as its first release, then working with other imprints including the likes of Warp and Buzz. Taking a break from music to pursue his dream of being a stand-up comedian into the 2000s, he's made his way back to dance music and if one thing is clear, it's that Larkin's sound still continues to stand the test of time.