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Lane 8 & Kidnap Kid – Aba

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Kidnap Kid has joined forces with Lane 8 to release on Anjunabeats. It’s pretty special for the both of them as they started on the track in 2014 and have really built up a solid friendship. Even when the track was still in the demo stage it was heavily requested in their sets and their fans have been asking what it is for some time.

Lane 8 & Kidnap Kid ‘Aba’ out now on Anjunabeats. Get it here.

Kidnap Kid – Brokenhearted EP

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Brokenhearted: Overwhelmed by grief or disappointment.

When words fail, music has the ability to depict the deepest of human emotions and once again Kidnap Kid uses his signature emotive and sophisticated production to do just that. He returns to Birds That Fly, the label he founded less than a year ago with ‘Brokenhearted’ an EP containing two original tracks.

Brokenhearted is a reaction to the immense sadness in the world. My way of processing endless tragedy and distant despair. Mist, on the other hand, is a more hopeful response; a faraway light at the end of the tunnel” Kidnap Kid

Musicians have been making music about love and heartbreak for hundreds of years and Kidnap Kid’s statement on the eternally relevant topic starts with ‘Broken Hearted’, a track that taps into the memory vaults. Next up is ‘Mist’ whose simple melody is layered over intricate sounds to create an immensely absorbing track. Pulling away from his peers, Kidnap Kid undoubtedly has carved his own distinct sound and with his latest EP he is cementing his status as an artist that is continually growing and evolving.

The start of 2016 saw Kidnap Kid launch his Birds That Fly imprint as a platform for his own music as well as a means to support like minded producers, such as Applebottom and Amtrac, both releasing on the label with great success. The label’s debut release was from Kidnap Kid himself and ‘Moments’ was met with such high acclaim it collectively reached 10 million streams, 1.3 million of those coming from Spotify and subsequently made the Spotify chart in over 10 countries. It was championed by several Radio 1 DJs and was the closing record for many, including Maceo Plex who closed his set at CRSSD festival with the track.

This November sees Kidnap Kid undergo his Birds That Fly Records USA Tour alongside Amtrac and also headline a gig with Tim Green at The Mangle in London.

Birds That Fly USA Tour 2016 dates. Featuring Kidnap Kid and Amtrac
Nov 9th Brooklyn – Output
Nov 10th Sacramento – Badlands
Nov 11th San Fransisco – Audio
Nov 12th Austin – Ethics Music Lounge
Nov 17th Orlando – The Funktion
Nov 18th Reno – Cargo
Nov 19th Santa Barbara – Eos Lounge

Kidnap Kid – Moments feat. Leo Stannard (Finnebassen Remix)

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Kidnap Kid recently launched his new label Birds That Fly with the anthemic Moments EP, clocking up over a million plays in the past month and reaching #2 on Hypemachine.

Featuring 20 year old BBC Introducing star Leo Stannard (Black Butter), the track now sees a rework from Norwegian star Finnebassen.

Catapulted to fame by releases on Noir music, Finnebassen has since been asked to remix for Parachute Youth on Warner and become a regular on BBC Radio 1 playlists.

Video: Kidnap Kid feat. Leo Stannard – Moments

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Earlier this month Kidnap Kid launched his new label Birds That Fly with Moments EP. Below you can watch the official video for “Moments” featuring Leo Stannard.

After releasing on a number of great labels over the past few years, I’m excited to have one to call my own. Birds That Fly was born of the need for a home that felt in harmony with my musical aesthetic. I’m looking forward to releasing the music I love over the years to come.‘ – Kidnap Kid

Tour dates:
26/2/2016 – Church Basement, Denver, USA
28/2/2016 – EDC Mexico. Mexico City, Mexico
3/3/2016 – Hi-Fi. Calgary, Canada
4/3/2016 – Evergreen. Portland, USA
5/3/2016 – Love + Propaganda. San Francisco, USA
6/3/2016 – CRSSD Festival. San Diego, USA
16/3/2016 – Black Butter at WMC. Miami, USA
19/3/2016 – Crosstown Rebels ‘Get Lost’. Miami, USA
24/3/2016 – Red Light. Dallas, USA
25/3/2016 – Bang Bang, San Diego, USA
26/3/2016 – Sound (headline). LA, USA

Kidnap Kid – Birds That Fly / Moments

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Kidnap Kid kickstarts his new label with an anthemic and emotive production that is arguably his best to date. ‘Birds That Fly’ is an indelible cut that’s timeless in nature. It’s accelerated by an equally moving and slick production, ‘Moments’ feat Leo Stannard, a captivating classic in original form as well as the paired instrumental mix.

After releasing on a number of great labels over the past few years, I’m excited to have one to call my own. Birds That Fly was born of the need for a home that felt in harmony with my musical aesthetic. I’m looking forward to releasing the music I love over the years to come.’ – Kidnap Kid

Kidnap Kid’s versatility is what shines here. Treading a winding path, he originally made his home on the Black Butter label, but has since spread his wings to encompass a more underground aesthetic. This journey has led to the conception of Birds That Fly, a home for his own and other likeminded producers and a platform that will no doubt be a compelling force in the coming months. The vocals on ‘Moments’ belong to singer and songwriter Leo Stannard, who at only 20 years old is also part of the Black Butter family, and was recently supported by BBC Introducing.

Kidnap Kid – Fall (Tim Green Remix)

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After several acclaimed releases on Black Butter, 24-year-old producer / DJ KIDNAP KID introduces his bold new production with the double A-side single ‘Fall / Freedom’ which represents his FFRR debut and is out on June 8th.

Both ‘Fall’ and ‘Freedom’ represent a natural evolution from what KIDNAP KID delivered with early favourites such as ‘Vehl’ and ‘So Close’. His sound has developed into a deeper, more progressive style of house style infused with techno. Inspired in part by his extensive World touring, the two tracks progress and evolve in surprising new directions: ‘Fall’ builds in intensity from its atmospheric introduction, his adept production adding layer upon layer of clinical precision. Sure to become a club staple in big rooms. ‘Freedom’ wields a collection of creativity around a simple stripped back hook and a distinctive chime imbued breakdown.

Below you can stream a great club-ready remix of ‘Fall’ by London’s Tim Green.

Kidnap Kid – Fall

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After several acclaimed releases on Black Butter, 24-year-old producer / DJ KIDNAP KID introduces his bold new production with the double A-side single ‘Fall / Freedom’ which represents his FFRR debut and is out on June 8th.

Both ‘Fall’ and ‘Freedom’ represent a natural evolution from what KIDNAP KID delivered with early favourites such as ‘Vehl’ and ‘So Close’. His sound has developed into a deeper, more progressive style of house style infused with techno. Inspired in part by his extensive World touring, the two tracks progress and evolve in surprising new directions: ‘Fall’ builds in intensity from its atmospheric introduction, his adept production adding layer upon layer of clinical precision. Sure to become a club staple in big rooms. ‘Freedom’ wields a collection of creativity around a simple stripped back hook and a distinctive chime imbued breakdown.

Originally from Sheffield, KIDNAP KID’s year started in style with a Radio One play courtesy of Pete Tong as part of his Future Stars of 2015 profile. Pete Tong also featured KIDNAP KID on his Miami 2015 mix which was released in March.

Having already played at the likes of BPM, SXSW, Miami WMC and Coachella this year, KIDNAP KID’s summer touring schedule features the following dates:

June
5th – London , XOYO (as support to James Zabiela)
6th – Brighton, Wildlife Festival
7th – Nottingham, No Tomorrow Festival
21st – EDC Vegas
26th – Glastonbury

July
3rd – Ibiza Rocks, Black Butter Presents
31st – Lake District, Kendall Calling

August
1st – Herfordshire, Standon Calling
29th – London, South West Four

September
10th – Isle of Wight, Bestival

Submotion Orchestra – Swan Song (Kidnap Kid Remix)

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Leeds based 7-piece live electronica outfit Submotion Orchestra have shared the Kidnap Kid remix of ‘Swan Song’, taken from their ‘Trust/Lust‘ EP that gets released on November 17th 2014 on Counter, alongside remixes by Throwing Snow, The Upbeats, Little People and Mmoths. Theie album ‘Alium’ will now be out on November 24th 2014.