We first got word of Leeds/Sheffield based producer Kidnap Kid through his astounding remix of “Tenderly” by one of our favourite artists Disclosure. Not only is this a cracking mix, but as you delve further into the array of tracks on his soundcloud, it’s hard not to be impressed by the sheer quality of the music this guy has been producing. With standout remixes such as “I Told Ya” by Daniel Klauser ft. Jasmine Knight, plus amazing original tracks such as “No One Else” and “Rectitude” dating back to over a year ago, it’s clear that he’s been carving out his own sound for a while.
His most recent release comes in the form of the 3-track “Alphaville” EP via Black Butter Records, featuring lead track “Vehl” which has been a hit on soundcloud for a while, clocking up over 12,000 plays, future bass jam “Be More” which has just surfaced, plus my personal favourite “Lazarus Taxon”. It was hard to pick a standout track from the EP, as all three are refreshingly different from one another, however “Lazarus Taxon” epitomises Kidnap Kid‘s talent for genre-spanning electronic music, starting off as a smooth house beat with throws of disco reminiscent of Gold Panda, before throwing in those future garage sounds that have brought around so much success for acts like the aforementioned Disclosure. With plays on national radio, plus acts like Skream, Redlight, Andy George,and Jaymo playing his tracks, expect big things from this guy!
Disclosure – “Tenderly (Kidnap Remix)”
Daniel Klauser ft. Jasmine Knight – “I Told Ya (Kidnap Remix)”
Kidnap Kid – “No One Else”
Kidnap Kid – “Alphaville” EP