Kenny Glasgow leaves Art Department, but the show will go on
After nearly 6 years of producing and performing alongside partner-in-crime Jonny White, Kenny Glasgow has announced his split from Art Department. The two Canadian producers began working on music together in 2009, ultimately releasing two LPs and a host of originals and remixes that helped defined the nascent underground scene.
Driven by a passion to explore the solo side of his production, Glasgow’s departure includes a solo album release on White’s No.19 imprint. Hardly a bad breakup, the two are only parting ways as a performing duo, not as friends.
“Kenny has nearly completed his own solo body of work that I really believe in, and he should by all means pursue those goals. Of course Art Department is not the same Art Department without Kenny, that’s something that can not be duplicated. It will take a new shape, but this is an exciting chapter for both of us as friends and artists.” White said in a press release.
Glasgow will be pursuing his career as a solo artist while Jonny will continue to carry the Art Department torch for the forseeable future. The two friends will also be creating a new non-profit imprint, Social Experiment, designed to help raise money to conserve wildlife in South Africa.
Fans of the duo can catch Jonny and Kenny live for the last few times at EDC New York, EDC Las Vegas, Movement Detroit, Groovefest, and Tomorrowland in Brazil.