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LWE Interviews David Kennedy (Pearson Sound/Ramadanman)

After years spent releasing forward-thinking and consistently genre-defying music, 2010 was the year where David Kennedy’s name never seemed to leave the lips of critics and consumers alike. LWE caught up with Kennedy to chat about the CD, vinyl in general, and exactly how much free time he has left.

Pearson Sound, Blanked/Blue Eyes

David Kennedy chose to end 2010 in the same way he ended in 2009 — sneaking out a twelve on his own Hessle Audio label under his Pearson Sound alias.

LWE’s Top 25 Tracks of 2010 (10-6)

LWE’s Top 25 Tracks of 2010 (25-21)

LWE’s Top 5 Artists Who Defined 2010

LWE’s Top 10 Downloads (From the Second Half) of 2010

Ramadanman & Appleblim, Void 23

Void 23 finds three incredibly talented producers struggling to articulate what they’re trying to accomplish over nine minutes.

Ramadanman, Fall Short/Work Them

David Kennedy’s latest record under his Ramadanman guise, Fall Short/Work Them, is as enjoyable as it is difficult to categorize.

Pearson Sound, Down With You/Higher

David Kennedy’s first Pearson Sound transmission of 2010, the inaugural release for Darkestral Galaxicos, could potentially be the work of a different artist, containing two of his fastest, most rigid tracks to date.

Little White Earbuds April Charts 2010

01. The Panamax Project, “Maximum Height” [Subsolo Records] (buy)
02. **K, “Phenomenon” (Cage & Aviary Dub)
[The Walls Have Ears] (buy)
03. Matthias Vogt, “Together As One”
[Polytone] (buy)
04. Ramadanman & Midland, “Your Words Matter” [Aus Music] (buy)
05. Leif ft. Donna Lea, “Priority”
[Fear of Flying] (buy)
06. KiNK, “Kiss the Sky” [Boe Recordings] (buy)
07. Mount Kimbie, “Maybes” (James Blake Remix)
[Hotflush Recordings] (buy)
08. Peter Van Hoesen, “Closing The Distance/Toy Universe” [Time to Express] (buy)
09. Billy Love, “Can’t Keep Running Away”
[Sound Signature] (buy)
10. Marino Berardi, “Best Intention”
[Room With A View] (buy)

Ramadanman/Pearson Sound, Revenue/PLSN

That David Kennedy is only 21 years old may come as a surprise to those who’ve seen all the man has achieved. He’s the co-founder of Hessle Audio, a label experimenting all across the dubstep axis while keeping the sound firmly planted on the dance floor. He’s at the top of his game as a DJ with a packed tour schedule and equally packed sets, containing everything from techno to Ludacris. More importantly, he’s a producer whose diverse work defies even his fans predictions for what he might release next. It could be the punishing simplicity of “Blimey,” the sunny, entrancing vibes of “Humber” or his explorations in house with Appleblim. His latest 12″s, “Revenue” for 2nd Drop and “PLSN” for Hessle Audio as Pearson Sound, Kennedy again draws influence from disparate sources while sounding like little else out there.