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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:

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

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

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

10th – Isle of Wight, Bestival

Submotion Orchestra – Swan Song (Kidnap Kid Remix)


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.

Kidnap Kid – Like You Used To

Following on from his recent track ‘Stronger, UK artist and producer Matt Relton a.k.a. Kidnap Kid, has shared a gorgeous new track, ‘Like You Used To’, the double A-side track to ‘Stronger’. On ‘Like You Used To’, the Black Butter producer shows a more song-oriented facet of his work with an emotive, vocal-focused soul house tune.

Kidnap Kid – Stronger

UK artist and producer Kidnap Kid (real name Matt Relton) is set to release his new single on March 3 on Black Butter. The track is called ‘Stronger’, a gorgeous six-and-half-minutes of dark and emotionally charged house highlighted by expressive piano chords and a haunting vocal refrain. Pre-order: