After receiving top honors on several dance music charts, and glowing reviews in print and internet media, Kenny and Mike were asked to contribute to the "Heavy Hitters - Time To Jackk" album - which showcased Detroit and Chicago artist, and released on German powerhouse label Disko B - home to superstars DJ Hell and Chicks on Speed. Along with internationally renowned and highly regarded producers Felix Da Housecat (appearing as Afrohead), Boo Williams, and Norm Talley, MindInfluence MusicWorks contributed three of the ten tracks selected for the release. Under the pseudonym Ghetto Godfathers they offered up the disco floor banger "Love Junkie", and for the techno/electro stylings of "We Are Matrix" they were disguised as Dark Matrix. But the growing popularity of the Solid Gold Playaz brought them the most attention with the infectious drum programming and soul stirring emotion of "Heavenly Angel".
Now signed to respected forward thinking techno and house labels such as Berlin's Kanzleramt Music and Detroit's Moods & Grooves, and having their productions appear on such heavy weight compilations as Hed Kandi's "Disco Heaven", Funk D'Void's "In The Mix", Miguel Migs and Jay-J's Defected "In The House", Jazztronik's "Jazztronika", Heiko Laux's "Kanzleramt 5" label compilation, and "Global Underground 027 - Miami" mixed by global jet-setting DJ Danny Howells, Kenny and Mike continue to support the labels that got them to where they are, and the city that provided the foundation for their success - Chicago. "We see how much the city shaped our view of the world, our love of soulful music, no matter what style it is. It's got to have that soul, that funk... it's got to have that in it."
Under various production names including: Solid Gold Playaz, Black Music, Techelectro, Soul Mediques, MindInfluence, Cozmic Jazzz Futurist, and Dark Matrix, Kenny and Mike have chalked up numerous 12 inch releases, highly acclaimed remixes, two full length albums, and gained a varied and loyal following. Their music has found it's way into record boxes, charts, mixes, compilations, and radio show's of some of the world's top DJ's and producers including Laurent Garnier, musical innovator and techno pioneer Jeff Mills, DJ Slip, Detroit techno godfather Juan Atkins, German techno wunderkind Diego, Angel Molina, Chris Udoh of Wamdue, Leandre from Paris, DJ Lea Lisa, DJ Rasoul, Ron Trent, Paul Farris, Brian Zentz, Mili Sefic, Vince Watson, Ben Sims, Mark Farina, DJ Sneak, Demarkus Lewis, Gene Farris, Fabrice Lig and Argentinean superstar DJ Hernan Catteneo.
Their most recent project - their first artist album under the Solid Gold Playaz name - entitled "Alone - My Life Underground" is available now on Kanzleramt Music. Future 12 inch and album projects for Kanzleramt, Moods and Grooves, Silver Network, LSF, Le Freq, Loft 66, and Still Music are also planned for release as well.
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