Kevin Huizing AKA Budakid is a Berlin-based music producer/DJ. Coming from a very musical family, it was only a matter of time before young Budakid started playing an instrument of his own. As a drummer in a drum ensemble, the soon-to-be producer/DJ got his first taste and wanted more. Having a good sense of rhythm helped him early on and not soon after he landed his first residency in one of Utrecht’s most popular clubs. Although he wasn’t of legal age, several clubs showed interest and delivered by measuring up to peers twice his age.
But as it happens with a lot of DJ’s, only dj’ing wasn’t enough to further his career. So Budakid sought out to prove his worth as a self-taught producer. Influenced by the likes of Joris Voorn, Stimming, Trentemøller and acts such as Massive Attack, Radiohead and Caribou, the Dutchman developed a very melodic style of his own. A typical Budakid song has floating melodies, the right set of chords and some strong, energetic vibes all mashed together. All this made him a crowd favorite at festivals like Tomorrowland, Fusion Festival, Sonar Festival, Feel Festival, Amsterdam Dance Event and SonneMondSterne and clubs such as Katerblau (DE), Sissyphos (DE), Watergate (DE), Cafe D’anvers (BE), Thuishaven (NL) and Melkweg (NL).
His music has been already supported by heavyweights such as Jazzanova, Sasha, Joris Voorn, Guy J, Kölsch, and Deadmau5. That’s something that didn’t happen overnight. Budakid’s tracks have been released on respected labels like Exploited, Einmusika, Last Night On Earth, All Day I Dream and Get Physical. So it’s safe to say Budakid isn’t just another kid on the block. Already regarded as a more than reliable producer/dj by his peers, nothing stands in the way of Budakid to become one of the greats. His recent release ‘Adieu X’ on Exploited is an absolute stunner and his new release No Strings Attached will be premiered by us this coming Monday.
For now check out his delightful mix in the form of DHA AM Mix #269
Budakid – Intro
Tora Vinter – Sheherazade
Whitesquare – Velvet Room
Speaking in Tongues – Eraser
Dave DK – Jelly Legs
Otto B – Willy
Budakid – …
WhoMadeWho – Montserrat (Artbat Remix)
Budakid – No Strings Attached
Kenton Slash Demon – Zstring
Jor-el – Gospel Truth