Matt Relton aka Kidnap Kid, a young English producer and DJ from Sheffield who was awarded with iTunes US’s ‘Best Electronic Song of 2012’ for his track “Vehl” just kickstarted his new label Birds That Fly, while he is busy touring all over the world. He had the time to do our LSD Faze Time, so that you can find out more about him!
My name is Matthew but you might know me as Kidnap Kid. I was born in Sheffield, UK and grew up in Sheffield, UK. When I was a child my idol was Joey Jordison, because I was an avid drummer in my teenage years and he was the wildest around. When I was 15, I started DJing. It was then when I realised that I wanted to make records all day every day and decided to slave myself to the practice with the focus of a hawk and the zeal of bumblebee. Since then I have spent about 3600 days recording piano and mixing percussion.
One of my best gigs I played was in Bogota, Colombia last year..It was so much fun because it was so unexpected. You never know what to expect when playing in a new country so to receive a really positive reaction in a brand new place is an incredible feeling and I spent the next three days smiling solidly..
One of the best gigs I have been to was Slipknot in the pouring rain at Download last year. I loved the passion of the band, the unity of the crowd, the whole experience glued together by a wonderfully timed thunderstorm..
Now I live in London with my six closest friends. In my house you can find a cat, many many records and usually someone you don’t recognise asleep of the sofa and my refrigerator is usually full with vegetables. I enjoy cooking and chess a lot. I can spend hours eating. One of my favorite places to visit is New York, because my girlfriend lives there.
On weekdays I get up at 5.30am and go to the studio and on weekends I usually catch flights and DJ.
My favorite song at the moment is Traumprinz – 2Bad (DJ Metatron ‘What If Madness Is The Only Relief’ Rework). A film I watched lately and really liked was Sicario. The last series I watched and loved was Making a Murderer – does that count?.
I am very inspired by people who release weird and wonderful music without any hint of an advertising campaign. It shows true love of the process rather than a lust for recognition. My dream is to achieve self-actualisation. Vague I know, but truthful.. My worst nightmare is losing my sense of hearing.
I love my brother and hate religion. I am addicted to reading Orwell, I just cannot stop the turning of earth. I get totally fucked up, when I have a rare and treasured weekend in London with my friends. The next day I need to Eat.
Local Suicide reminds me of an inquisitive child. In the most positive sense..
Tomorrow I will be going to the US embassy and attempting to renew my work visa. Next month I’ll be on tour the whole month! Next year I will be a little fatter. In 10 years I hope I’ll still be making records.
If I wasn’t a pedant, I would be a more prolific record maker.
If my life was a Hollywood movie, Sam Rockwell would have the main role, because we understand each other, Sam and I.. If I could have sex with anyone, it would be Medusa.
If I was a car, I would be a Brum. If I was an animal, I would be a a Honey Bear. If I was a drug I would be definitely pills. I love pills.. If I was an invention, I would be Maneki-neko. For its time keeping and joy spreading abilities.. If I was an object, I would be a tuning fork. If I could date myself, I ‘d be confused.
If I could play with anyone it would be The Prince of Denmark. I would like to collaborate with DJ Metatron. If I had only one wish, it would be to visit Egypt at the height its empire.
I would never go a day without listening to music, because then I wouldn’t be very happy.
My word of advice to the reader would be to stay hydrated. They say three litres a day minimum but I recommend eight..
Watch his brand new video ft Leo Stannard “Moments”
Listen to “Birds that Fly” that has already reached over 84k plays in less than a month:
Get them here:
iTunes – http://po.st/Moments_iTunes
iTunes – http://po.st/BTFiTunes
Listen to Kidnap Kid’s awesome Spotify Playlist, that includes tracks by Boys Noize, Clarian, Health, Moby, Weval, Tricky and more!