Big Kenny opts for Electro Shine
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
– Big Kenny, one half of Big & Rich, fuses together Americana, country, electronic dance music, reggae, rock, pop and hip hop to introduce Electro Shine.
A project that Big Kenny has been cultivating for years, this is a "feel good" musical experience that blends together inspiration from his roles in the Muzik Mafia and Freak Parade to create a new music model that embraces "Muzika Without Prejudice."
Released through Glotown Records, the debut single coming from Electro Shine, Dance Upon the Solid Ground, (featuring Big Kenny, CheBacca & ChessBoxer) is released worldwide today.
Electro Shine includes contributions from "the Maestro of Electro," CheBacca and instrumental strings duo ChessBoxer. Together with Big Kenny, the three created an eclectic fusion of beats, instrumentation and feel-good lyrics.
Look for additional singles in the months to come featuring multi-talented artists such as Ky-mani Marley and his son; and wordsmith KJ Marley, son and grandson of Bob Marley; Cowboy Troy, country hick-hop artist and rapper; Megan Mullins, singer, dancer, and fiddle virtuoso; as well as the magical guitar sounds of Dave Stewart, musician/songwriter/producer and one-half of British duo Eurythmics.
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