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Nite Life

Learn 2 Luv

  

 
Chicago native Kim English was on the fast track to success, being fortunate enough to work with luminaries Byron Burke and Byron Stingily from the outset of her career.   She was the toast of the house community for her early singles "Night Life" and "I Know A Place," which both reached the British pop charts. After a couple of years of building anticipation with singles, an album was finally released.  Her debut LP, Higher Things, was a thing of beauty, one of the greatest dance albums of all time.  There were plenty of singles drawn from the disc - "Tomorrow," "Supernatural," "Missing You," "Time For Love" - which would lead you to think the LP was performing pretty well.

But someone at Nervous Records had the bright idea to rework her songs in the popular circuit party style favored by upscale muscle queens.  True enough, revised editions of "Tomorrow" and "Natural Things" topped the Billboard dance charts, but they are so devoid of soul that it makes me cry just thinking about it. Perhaps English feels the same way, as she has since left Nervous.  She hopes to deliver a new album once her contractual obligations to Nervous are fulfilled.

Kim English's Deepest Grooves

"I Know A Place" (Nervous, 1995)

Higher Things (Nervous, 1998)
English works with a top-flight assembly of producers - Mood II Swing, Maurice Joshua, Mousse T, Todd Edwards, Byron Stingily - for an essential disc.  It's pointless to single out tracks, they are all excellent.  Spiritual and soulful, this is the benchmark by which house albums will be measured for years to come.   

"Jumpin' and Bumpin'" (Nervous, 1998)

Re-Engergized (Nervous, 2000)

"Everyday" (Nervous, 2001)

"Treat Me Right" (Nervous, 2002)

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