This is the time of the year were will celebrate the retrun of the one and only Disco Legend, Million Dollar Disco, BBE Records Allstars, Al Kent !!
Dj and music producer, resident at Northern Disco in Manchester, where he plays alongside some of the world's best : KON & AMIR, DIMITRI, MONK ONE, SEAN P, RAHAAN
When Al Kent launched the Million Dollar Disco label back in the '90s, Disco House was all the rage. A life spent hoarding rare soul and disco records, a keen ear for a sample and a few years of DJing already under his belt stood him in good stead when it came to making music. Inspired by labels like Azuli with their Chocolate Fudge and Disco Elements EPs he made a load of tracks by sticking house drums on top of disco samples and released somewhere in the region of twenty 12" singles, many of which found their way into top DJs' charts.
When he abandoned the style Million Dollar Disco had become known for that his DJ career really took off. Ditching house music in favour of disco saw him first emulating his hero Walter Gibbons; cutting between two copies of each record, until he discovered he could save the hassle (and money spent on doubles) and make re-edits instead. Soon his sets were made up entirely of his own exclusive reworks.
Despite his reputation as a digger and his background in rare soul and disco, Al is no musical snob when it comes to DJing. He knows how to move a dance-floor with music that ranges from the most obscure disco to bona-fide classics. It's his edits that elevate him beyond the normal conception of a "disco DJ" though.
He's provided guest mixes for the likes of Six Million Steps, DJ History, Ministry of Sound, Galaxy Radio, SSRadio, Deepsoul3, Love Unlimited, Test Pressing, Keep-It-Deep and Inhale, and of course single handedly runs the Million Dollar Disco site.