Interview: Kidnap Kid + Black Butter Night Giveaway

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Black Butter Records is one of the most exciting labels in dance music at the moment, with artists headlining venues and festivals all over the world, as well as forward pushing releases from a talented cast of producers.

Matt Relton, aka. Kidnap Kid is quite the wave-making name in the music scene recently. Having won the iTunes ‘Best Electronic Song’ award for his release ‘Vehl’ in 2012, he then took on a US tour supporting established names like Disclosure and TEED. All of this while still being a student.

Since then he’s been on a steady path balancing a hefty release schedule with a busy concert agenda. Matt seems to have the Midas touch when it comes to club-oriented tracks, whether it’s a more colourful, jump-up sound or exploring the darker, sleeker side of things.

So far, he’s managed to release a tier of dancefloor ready chart-toppers, gaining support from tastemakers Pete Tong and Sasha, as well as a wide range of audiences.
2015 started with extensive touring across the States, Canada and Mexico for the beloved BPM Festival, and he is now getting ready for summer season packed with Ibiza and European dates.

To start things off, he will showcase some of his signature sound this Friday at Gretchen Club, alongside dancy electronica partisans Kant, Wayward and Solvane.

We caught up with the Kid to ask about some of his less usual tastes in tracks these days.

LSD: So we know by now your moniker comes from an actual kidnap joke. If you were to star in an action movie, what would be your theme tune, the one playing in the background when you’re wreaking havoc and being a cool misfit.

KK: Rage Against The Machine – Sleep Now In The Fire. One of my favourite tracks from one of my favourite bands. It’s got a lot of fire and an air of rebellion, so I think it’d be an excellent soundtrack to some havoc-wreaking.

LSD: Everybody has their own connection to the city of Berlin. What song first comes to your mind when you think about it?
KK: Lee Jones – A Perfect Kick (Matthias Meyer). This track is Berlin to me. It embodies that perfect mix of energy and transcendence that techno achieves at its finest moments.

LSD: Globetrotting the world, surely you spend a lot of time on planes or waiting for them. What album do you put on during a long flight?

KK: Kiasmos – Kiasmos. I certainly do. That is an unfortunate consequence of the job. I usually pass the time the in-flight hours listening to this album and playing chess on my iPad. I’d highly recommend this combination.

LSD: Summer is finally on its way. What’s the track that screams summer to you, electronic or not?
KK: Dave DK – Halma. An excellent feel good summer track. Warm and relaxed. I picture myself walking over the brow of a hill into a sunny festival every time I hear this track.

We have 3×2 tickets for Friday’s Black Butter Night at Gretchen to give away. To get involved, simply comment on this post and don’t forget to join the event.

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