SOULFUL DISCO JAM AND PARADISE GARAGE CLASSIC FROM THE PRODUCER OF HITS LIKE TAANA GARDNER’S “HEART BEAT” & GWEN MCRAE’S “FUNKY SENSATION”
Although coming from a family with a music background, it wasn't until later in 1979 that Kenton Nix started to make moves in the industry. Kenton had a test pressing of this song of his, a song he called "Work That Body". The record didn't have vocals yet, but he brought it to the legendary Paradise Garage and gave it to the even more legendary Larry Levan in the DJ booth. Larry and the crowd loved the record and Kenton asked Larry if he could help him get the record to SalSoul Records.
Larry said: "No, we're not gonna go to SalSoul; this is a West End's Record. We gonna give this to West End."
And since Mel Cheren, the owner of West End Records, was part owner of the club - Kenton got to meet him, and hit it off immediately. The rest is history.
The first of his songs on West End Records was "Work That Body", now with vocals from a young lady named Taana Gardner. This disco workout was followed by other hits for Taana like "When You Touch Me", "No Frills", and the song that would become West End's biggest hit and most sampled to this day - "Heartbeat".
Similar to Kenton's other productions for Gaardner, "There's Never Been (No One Like You)" is a classic disco jam which - paired with Levan's mixing style - gave West End its' signature sound. This record has been very influential to dance music. If you've ever heard Ten City's "That's The Way Love Is" you can probably notice the similarities in the arrangements and vocal stylings.