Kidnap – Ursa Minor (Birds That Fly)
Matt Relton continues to evolve under his Kidnap alias as he gifts us with another thoughtful and emotive production via his respected imprint, Birds That Fly. True to form, the Sheffield producer delivers a sublime track that is a reflection of his unique and intelligent sound.
“Ursa Minor is the outcome of a recommitment to the process of evolution. One which for a time was laid down. It is an ode to distant orbits and a call for adulation. A nudging reminder to revere our lives lived as they are, hanging amongst the stars.” Kidnap
Also the name for a constellation of stars visible in the Northern Sky, Ursa Minor takes the listener on a deep and moving journey. Opening with a flurry of cosmic arpeggios, the production is as dreamy as it is cinematic. The use of delicate percussion and glistening synths will leave you in a state of deep wonderment.
Kidnap has come a long way since he first came to the public’s attention in 2012, winning iTunes Best Electronic Track for Vehl. In 2016 he launched his own label, Birds That Fly, in a bid to create a platform where he could release music whilst retaining complete artistic freedom. Last year was a turning point in both Relton’s career and personal life. He dropped the ‘Kid’ from his name and began releasing under Kidnap, a nod towards his musical growth. This year has already seen Relton play a sold-out EP launch in London as well as a string of events across the US. 2018 will also see Relton take on the role as an ambassador for the popular “Corona Sunset Series”. The events take place across the globe in stunning locations and aim to reflect the nostalgic summer sounds and emotions that Kidnap’s music evokes.