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[Playlist] Lane 8 & Kidnap Kid’s Best From Both Sides Of The Pond

Published On 03/03/2017 | Playlists

Emerging as two of electronic music’s most exciting young talents, Lane 8 & Kidnap Kid have each carved out stellar reputations as Producers and DJs with their respective melodic approaches to music.

Since his 2015 Anjunadeep debut ‘Rise,’ the San Francisco based Lane 8 hasn’t looked back. He’s literally taken North America by storm with his label and phone-free touring concept This Never Happened, picking up a string of Hype Machine #1s and widespread BBC Radio 1 support along the way (not to mention, one of DHA’s most popular mixtapes of 2016). Kidnap Kid has cemented his place at the forefront of the UK’s club scene, with a steady stream of cult hits on his own Birds That Fly imprint, including 2016’s ‘Moments’ and ‘Brokenhearted’.

Now, the two team up for the first time for the track ‘Aba’, a rolling cut of lush deep house, building through cascading textures into a gentle piano riff and a crescendo of powerful low-end and tribal chanting. Ahead of this release, and their place on Anjunadeep’s first ever UK tour next month, appearing in Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Brighton, Bristol and London, we got the guys to each give us 5 of their favorite tracks from their respective side of the pond.

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Joy Orbison – The Shrew Would Have Cushioned The Blow

For me Joy Orbison is a shining star in UK music. Lurking in the fringes, his output is incredibly diverse and he pushes the envelope with every release. I don’t think this one will ever not feel fresh.

Burial & Four Tet – Moth

Killing two birds with one stone with this track. Each legends in their own right and this track showcases the best of both of them.

Shackleton – Blood On My Hands

The soundtrack of the deterioration of the universe. The last planets crumble into dust and the light slowly fades. Unique and truly hypnotic.

Jynx – Saffron City


A look to the future! Jynx are a very exciting new act that encompass everything that’s great about UK music. Everything they do is beautiful, rhythmic & innovative.

SCB – Loss

Scuba has had multiple high points across his career. On the whole I think this one passed people by but years after its release I still find myself listening.

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About The Author

Steve comes to Amsterdam by way of Brooklyn, Connecticut, Mumbai, and Tokyo. He researches media culture at UvA, while already holding degrees from UCONN (CT) and The New School (NYC). Aside from DHA, Steve is the Senior Editor for cinema platform IndieNYC.com, and writes on issues relating to film, culture, politics & electronic music. Every so often he also dabbles in photography and filmmaking.