Welcome to the fourth edition of our “In The City: Focus on” series. This time round we would like to introduce Erfurt’s techno kid Kenny Leaven, who has had a few releases with us. He is also known as the organizer of “Bayou Beach Festival” which is held during the summer time at the ‘Nordstrand’ place in his home town.
The discovery of Kenny was a few years back. We got impressed by his DJ skills and musical knowledge with such a lovely personality you could ever imagine. Ever since he has been with us and we are offering you the chance to get some of his tunes for free here.
Hi Kenny, first, tell us what the meaning of ‘Im Himmel Gibts Kirschen’ is?
‘Kirschen im Himmel’ is my twin brother’s and me favourite pie from our mom. It’s a delicious chocolate pie with cherry topping. I´m a German guy with an English artist name and I think it´s funny to mix the languages!
What’s your favourite city that you have visited?
For me, Sydney is the most exciting city I’ve ever been to. I think the city’s aura is magical and there’s a very special light which I’ve never seen before and again.
You run the Bayou Festival in Erfurt. Tell us a little bit more about it…
Yes, it’s my baby! Bayou Festival at the ‘Nordstrand’ place in Erfurt is an affair of the heart. It’s a Sunday event at the daytime and we run it since 2009 once a year together with my team. In 2012 also a new project started: the ‘Bayou Beach Club’. Same place, same lake around and I run it together with my partner Micha Sadlon. It looks like a smaller version of the mainly festival but with a sandy beach, a summer season gastronomy, water skiing and wakeboarding, small concerts and of course Sunday parties at the daytime!
What’s your favorite place ‘In The City’ – I mean, Erfurt?
The ‘Nordstrand’ place is so lovely and my favourite place in Erfurt. The lake and the pure nature are only 5 minutes far away from the middle of Erfurt City. I can re-fill my batteries there and for me it is a good calm anchor in contrast to the party business!
In the inside..
01. Kenny Leaven – Feeling Spicy (Piano Version)
02. Kenny Leaven – Odyssey (dOP Dub Remix)
03. Kenny Leaven – Warp