Kathy Brown is one of house music's true divas.
Drawing inspiration from Patty La Belle, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston and Martha Wash, Kathy’s style has evolved through the years from soulful RnB to a more house flavoured tip and her work is often compared to that of Whitney and Aretha; always chic, always smooth, yet with an underlying hard edge. The New York-based songbird has enjoyed much success with releases on labels like Azuli, Easy Street, D:Vision and Defected, on which she appeared on J Magic’s Love Is Not A Game, Warren Clarke’s Over You and released her own Don’t Give Up. Her own Never Again was also released on Defected complete with remixes by Copyright.
Some of her best-known work includes the AM:PM-released Make Me Feel Like Singin, Happy People and Joy, which Kathy worked on with David Morales. The Cuttin Records-released I Appreciate and her work on Chanta Moore’s I’ll Never Find Another Love and Gloria Gaynor’s Got To Be Forever were also very well-received. She has worked with the cream of the house music crop including Masters At Work and Cevin Fisher and her beautiful voice is in-demand the world over.
Arguably her biggest hit in recent times was the international smash Strings Of Life (Stronger On My Own), produced by award-winning production duo Soul Central. A remake of the Derrick May original Strings Of Life (Stronger On My Own) premiered at the inaugural House Music Awards in 2004 and blew up around the world, becoming a WMC and Ibiza anthem and appearing on several mix compilations.
Most recently, Kathy has worked with the Major Boys on Voodoo Magic and Time And Time Again Part III. She also contributed an outstanding vocal performance on J Majik and Wickaman’s Now It’s Over, released on Infra Red. Her most recent release came in 2010 on our own MN2S label entitled Don’t Leave Me, showcasing remixed by Ron Carroll. 2012 will see her keep busy with a range of projects in the pipeline with some of the industry’s most celebrated artists. Kathy Brown is in the House!