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24th October 2016—Mens

An Interview with Kidnap Kid

Few musicians manage to deliver a true dancefloor sensability with an emotive and musical element in their tracks as well as Kidnap Kid. After founding his very own record label, Birds That Fly, earlier in 2016, this truly ground-breaking producer has now released yet another masterpiece on the imprint. The Brokenhearted EP sees Kidnap Kid perfectly encapsulating his eclectic production styles with his "reaction to the immense sadness in the world" at the moment on the title track and a more positive and optimistic view on the future through 'Mist'. 

With the huge success of his label, which has seen the likes of Applebottom and Amtrac use the platform for releases, and the immense success of his last single, 'Moments', this EP was always a truly exciting prospect. It's that excitement that made us request an interview with an artist that champions originality over everything else. So, get the low-down on his latest EP, future shows and wardrobe favourites below. 

First off, how’s your year been? Any major highlights? 

It's been excellent thank you. I've just returned from an Africa tour that was pretty special. It's a beautiful part of the world. 

What projects have you been working on recently we can know about?

I launched my record label, Birds That Fly, at the start of the year. All the music I'm writing is released through the label as well as some other artists too.

What other artists are impressing you at the moment?

I've been loving everything Midland has been putting out recently.

If you could collaborate with anyone, alive or dead, who would it be?

I'd love to write something with Robyn.

Where can we catch you playing over the rest of the year?

I'm spending the rest of the year gigging across Europe & the US. I also have a launch party for my new EP in London on November 4th at Mangle.

Any pre-show rituals?

I find things as simple as sustaining a conversation quite stressful in the hour leading up to playing, so I try to find somewhere quiet to sit and hide.

1 piece of clothing you can’t live without?

My Common Projects.

Any trends at the moment you’re loving?

Everything that Elon Musk is working on.

And any you’re hating?

Snapchat.

Biggest style icon for you? 

Gene Kelly.

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