Matt Relton, aka. Kidnap Kid’s music career started strong rather early: he must have been the only university student to ever have won the iTunes ‘Best Electronic Song’ in 2012 for his release ‘Vehl’ and went on to be the only postgraduate on tour with TEED and Disclosure the following year on a national ‘Hype Envoy’ tour of the United States.
His stamp onto the electronic music scene continued last year with the release of ‘Stronger’ – a club-orientated track that stood apart from its vocal-led predecessors. It opened him up to a world of new audiences as well as gaining strong support from the tastemaker cognescenti Pete Tong and Sasha. New music coming this year continues with the same style and focus, showcasing the darker, sleeker end of his dance-floor ready output.
Extensive touring in 2015 has already included multiple weeks across America, Canada and Mexico for BPM Festival, shows in Puerto Rico as well as the infamous Holy Ship. Add that to major sets at Glastonbury and Coachella, Kidnap Kid continues this spring with a solid month of US festival and club shows, rolling into a summer packed with Ibiza and European dates. One thing is for certain; the world’s clublands will be seeing a lot more of the Sheffield producer who remains one of the UK’s most successful exports.
Today, we proudly present an exclusive mixtape from Kidnap Kid just perfect for the late summer sunshine as it gradually progresses into autumn’s chill. on this hour long mix, you will come across tracks from Maceo Plex, Sandrino & Frankey, Tim Green and, of course, Kidnap Kid himself.