Interview: Kydus

A forward thinking dancefloor sound, tracks with an unstoppable groove element, sometimes raw, always with an unquenchable energy defines Kydus.

Kydus has released on labels such as Circus Recordings, Under No Illusion, Carpe Diem, and Disko Zoo while heavily supported by Carl Cox, Ricardo Villalobos, Luciano, Steve Lawler, Joris Voorn and many more serious players.

With 3 essential new tunes, regular slots for Do Not Sleep, a Terrace closing set at Space in its final year, and numerous festivals under his belt, we catch up with Kydus ahead of his next London gig on December 3rd at Ritual, EGG London.

“But as long as the dance floor is rocking then that’s all that matters to me really.”

How was your summer, what really stands out as the best memory from it?
Closing the Terrace at Space for Do Not Sleep at Space’s final year, it was unbelievable.

Tell us how you linked with Circus Recordings at first – is it a label you admire?
Being from Liverpool I was well aware of Circus & Circus Recordings, it first came about with my collaboration with Ki Creighton, then I went on to release a further 4 EPs with two of the tracks getting Essential New Tune on BBC Radio 1 for Pete Tong.

Do you know Yousef? What’s he like? Does he give good advice and feedback?
Yes, Yousef is a friend and was also my mentor when I first started. He’s a great guy!

What’s your approach in the studio – do you experiment till you hear something you like or is it about getting down a sound in your head?
I tend to just jam and get some idea’s flowing until it starts to coming to a head

Tell us about your new Track for Suara – where and when was it written and does that matter?
I wrote the track back in the summer for my gig at Space, I tried to influence a groove for the Terrace with an old school feel to it, with it being the last year of the club etc, i think this was important.

How does it feel when you get high profile support from big DJ’s – do you care about that? Is it important? Or is feedback from the dance floor more important?
Yeah, I mean, it’s always a great feeling when my peers play my tracks- that’s always great. But as long as the dance floor is rocking then that’s all that matters to me really.

You play Ritual in London on December 3rd – do you plan your sets at all, or re-pack your record back or USB stick before each gig maybe?
I’m playing after Andrea’s on so I feel I will have to keep it rocking from start to finish compared to my normal sets, as usually I like to build up my sets. So yes i do plan my sets in accordance to who i will be following etc depending on the vibe of that artist

What were the last few records you bought and why did you love them?
I would have to say Andrea’s ‘Vermona’ EP is massive for me at the moment, and probably every other DJ on the planet in this scene. at the moment!

What else have you got coming up/are you excited about?
There’s lots of music to drop in 2017 from me so you will have to wait and see :-)

3 December | RITUAL | Tickets | EGG, London