DJ/Producer Kenny Hawkes passed away this 10th of June, 2011 from illness. His passing has been a true loss from the electronic community as Kenny was part of its initial foundation. A tribute is certainly in order for this pioneer and visionary who made so many strides in the underground music scene. As a young DJ, Kenny was responsible for the proliferation of the pirate radio station “Girls FM” that boasted a cool million listeners a month in its prime. In addition, he made a profound mark on the London club scene with fellow resident DJ and dear friend Luke Solomon at Bar Rumba’s mid-week house night, Space. ‘Kenny and Luke prided themselves on bringing into the fold the world’s greatest spinners – such as Harvey, Stacey Pullen, Tom Middleton, DJ Heather, Fransois Kevorkian, DJ Sneak, Pete Heller, Mark Farina, Colin Dale and Derrick Carter – where they would play for a pint, a packet of crisps and their cab fare home.’ This legend will be sorely missed. RIP Kenny Hawkes.

Here is an episode from Girls FM on their first anniversary in 1995.


Kenny Hawkes on Girls FM – 1st Birthday Thursday 15th April 1995 by kennyhawkes

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