French producer Kidswaste (aka Quentin Beauvois) is staking his claim as one of the most innovative and promising artists in electronic music. Barely in his 20s, the multi-instrumentalist and songwriter satisfies his creative needs through three separate projects —Kidswaste, Beauvois and Slow Hours (a collaborative effort with five other producers). Kidswaste’s music has seen him tour across North America over the past 18 months with appearances at historic venues and landmark festivals alike. Now, he is moving towards the next phase of his career with the release of his first single of 2019, “Sleeping Pills” featuring KOLE. “Sleeping Pills” is out now via Counter Records.
“Sleeping Pills” is probably one of the most personal songs I’ve ever written. It’s about finding yourself totally overwhelmed by lots of things changing and growing in your life, between being in a long distance relationship and trying to realise your dreams. The outcome (metaphorically speaking) of the story is to find a vice or getaway to escape the never-ending loop of being stuck in your own mind and anxieties. I’ve actually worked with KOLE on a few tracks now, and I really love what she brought to this one.” – Kidswaste
Since beginning to release music under the name Kidswaste in 2015, Quentin has been developing his signature sound that he describes as a fusion between indie, electronic, folk and pop. He released his first EP Spleen in 2017, garnering support from acclaimed dance music outlets Billboard, This Song is Sick, Dancing Astronaut, NESTHQ and many more. Additionally, his 2017 collaboration with Manila Killa “Tonight” has been streamed nearly 6 million times on Spotify alone and received three New Music Friday placements upon release.
With an extremely busy year of firsts behind him, Kidswaste is primed to carry that momentum with him throughout the year. Alongside the release, Kidswaste will join DROELOE on a leg of their upcoming tour, as well as a festival appearance at BUKU Music & Art Project in New Orleans.