Kenny Sharp

Kenny Sharp first made his name in the Rave scene as a resident DJ and co-promoter of the legendary rave "Uprising" in the North of England around '94 and '95. Before then, Kenny Sharp had been a popular DJ in the local area, but Uprising gave him the chance to be known on a bigger scale. As the resident Trance DJ at the club, Kenny sharp played his unique brand of uplifting, hard and upbeat trance to hundreds of clubbers every week. Also resident at Uprising was the up and coming DJ M-Zone, whose style was not unlike that of Kenny, but just a little harder. After playing together for several months, the two became friends and Kenny was signed to write a track for release on M-Zone's new label, Teach Yourself Techno. Kenny did just that releasing "Missing You", the first release on the new label and one of Uprising's most well known anthems. From this point on, Kenny began his producing career, notching up several releases across the UK44 Records stable, making guest appearances on several others, performing as part of the UK44 Live PA team and starting his own label, Uprising Trance.
As well as the producing aspect, Kenny started playing clubs around the country and in 1999 left Uprising to concentrate more on his own nights including "Trancentral" and "Destiny".
Now, Ten years on, and after a brief return to Uprising, Kenny and fellow co-creator DJ Paul-O have gone on to create their new night "Recycle", a night dedicated to the tunes of Rave's heydey, 1995-2000. The Kenny Sharp story contines, but one thing you can be sure of, its not set to end yet......

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January 12, 2011
A Dj who has probably been in the shadow of UK hard trance djs Mark Eg and M-Zone but take nothing away from Kenny his sets are right up there with those guys. Making a name for himself not only as a Uprising resident in the mid 90s but also as a producer, (an under-rated one at that). "The Creator" & "Missing you" are 2 very good hard trance anthems played regularly by lots of hard trance djs on there release and even to this day. The one thing i really liked about Kennys sets was that he would always introduce us to unknown artists, diverse labels, Artists & labels alot of us otherwise wouldnt of found. He wasnt afraid to mix the UK progressive sounds with the euro hard trance and could play trance hard and fast aswell as uplifting and progressive. Shame he never got a set at helter Skelter as im sure he would be a household name by now and shown alot of the techndrome djs just how to beat match!! kennys sets in the mid 90s at Hysteria, Pleasuredome, Diztruxshon & Uprising along with mark & micks are now considered legendary. A very under-rated dj in my opinion.

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