The singer and songwriter was famous for house classics such as ‘Nitelife’ and ‘Learn 2 Luv’.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing tonight of Kim English”, reads a statement posted to the label’s Facebook. “Kim’s discography includes several songs that are widely recognized as all-time classics in the house music genre.”
Beginning her career as a gospel singer, English worked with legendary house acts including Masters At Work, François K and Mood II Swing, with whom she released the classic house anthem ‘Learn 2 Luv’.
See below for tributes to the late vocalist from Paul Woolford, Simon Dunmore and Jeremy Underground, and check out Mood II Swing’s FACT mix, which opens with the timeless ‘Learn 2 Luv’.
Kim English was incredible. I have been absolutely in awe of her voice since she started to release music in the 90s. It was a dream to be able to work with her in any context one day, and I felt honoured that we made it happen last year. You are irreplaceable. Rest In Peace.
— Paul Woolford (@PaulWoolford) April 3, 2019
Just heard the sad news that Kim English has passed away. Her releases never left my box through the 90’s. Nite Life, Learn 2 Love and Supernatural, amongst others, are House classics. My thoughts & love to all @NERVOUSRECORDS & NY House fam. https://t.co/PZuELzIdYJ
— Simon Dunmore (@SimonDunmore) April 3, 2019
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