Band of the Day

2014.08.16

Kidnap Kid

Expressive, emotionally-charged house music from one of the UK's rising producers
I wonder where you've been, and do you think of me? 'Cause I'm not missing you at all.
lyrics from Like You Used To

Kidnap Kid made his name with a string of successful singles, with debut ‘Vehl‘ on Black Butter going on to receive the accolade of US iTunes ‘Best Electronic Song of 2012‘. Follow up ‘So Close‘ racked up over 100k plays on Soundcloud in just one week, and summer anthem ’Survive‘ went straight to the top of the Hype Machine charts. These bonafide club favorites, alongside official remixes for Disclosure, Emile Sande and Rudimental among others, have seen him rack up a 1.4 million strong following on Soundcloud.

Kidnap Kid returns with a new single ‘Stronger‘, which sees Matt Relton apply his singular touch to a six-and-half-minute dark and emotionally charged house epic. Highlighted by expressive piano chords and a haunting vocal refrain, ‘Stronger’ displays the deft musical instincts and production flourishes that have singled him out as one of the UK’s hottest up and comers.

Things continue full steam ahead in 2014, having just come off a European tour supporting Disclosure in Europe and Matt prepares for a sixteen date US tour supporting Rudimental, TEED, AlunaGeorge & Disclosure. Following a UK run in April as main support to Clean Bandit the summer will see him gracing the festival tents of Glastonbury, Parklife, Hideout and Miami Winter Music Conference, with more dates TBC.

With support coming from both radio and club tastemakers and a loyal and supportive fan base, ‘Stronger‘ sees Kidnap Kid raise the stakes ever higher, promising big things for him in 2014.