Navigating the intricate landscape of spirituality, house music, and the circuit scene is no small feat, but artists like Kim English have seamlessly crossed these boundaries. With remixes by industry giants like Hex Hector, Thunderpuss, Tony Moran, Junior Vasquez, Mark Picchiotti, and Razor ‘n’ Guido, Kim’s music has transformed into iconic club anthems.
It’s a paradox that her spiritual anthems resonate in gay clubs, given her religious upbringing, which adheres to strict biblical tenets. This duality echoes the experience of Donna Summer in the early ’90s. Kim herself admitted, “I feel more free [to be myself] among a gay crowd than I do at my church,” yet, she’s also stated, “I don’t believe [homosexuality] is a lifestyle God agrees with.” These conflicting statements point to a complex relationship with her gay fanbase.
This conundrum reflects a broader societal issue, as LGBTQ+ communities worldwide face increasingly hostile conditions. With draconian legislation on the horizon in places like Uganda and societal hostilities in countries like Malawi, we are witnessing a rising tide of scapegoating and potential persecution.
While I’m not a practicing Catholic, I empathize with the turmoil that comes when personal beliefs clash with longstanding teachings. The teachings of Jesus never promoted hate, and neither should anyone else. As such, I’m willing to forgive Kim’s misunderstandings, but the ball is in her court—can she reciprocate?
With a treasure trove of uplifting music, from “Unspeakable Joy” to “Everyday,” Kim English’s work remains a musical tapestry that has touched our lives. It’s time for Kim to embrace her diverse audience, and in these trying times, we could all use a little more joy.
Until the next time…ENJOY!
Album : The Diva Series – Kim English
Genre : Circuit, Club, House, Mainstream
Year : 2010
Total Time : 1:40:50:00
1. Unspeakable Joy (Razor ‘n’ Guido Vocal Mix)
2. My Destiny (Kobbe & Austin Leeds Club Mix)
3. C’est La Vie (Hex Hector Club Mix)
4. Missing You (Mindtrap Remix)
5. Time For Love (Friburn & Urik Remix)
6. Higher Things (Thunderpuss Club Anthem)
7. Treat Me Right (Guido Osario Big Room Revisit Mix)
8. Supernatural (Michael T. Diamond Remix)
9. Nitelife (Rivera & Trattner Remix)
10. Learn 2 Luv (Junior’s Education Is What You Need Mix)
11. Tomorrow (Mark’s Full Circuit Club)
12. Everyday (Hex Hector & Mac Quayle Club Mix)
13. Nothing’s Impossible (The Str8jackets Asylum Rub)
14. It Makes A Difference (Tony Moran Arms Open Wide Different Club Mix)
15. Bumpin’ & Jumpin’ (Michael T. Diamond Club Mix)