Kid Suda: Lovest EP
Label: Raw Format
Release Date: Friday 10th Feb 2012
Having spent the last four years in Barcelona and previous to that two years in Stockholm you might think Kid Suda is something of a bi-polar character, fortunately this isn’t the case. Kid Suda is back in the UK and ready to put his mark on rising Future Beats culture with his reputable forthcoming ‘Lovest E.P’ released on arts and music collaborative imprint ‘Raw Format’ set to tear up dance floors across the nation.
Raw Format have a collective philosophy deeply rooted in the old school hip-hop mentality, which is all about breaking the rules with non-compromising raw art formats. Kid Suda comments “It’s all about eclecticism and diversity while maintaining an overall sound, breaking away from the pigeon holes and genre boxes to produce music with a common feeling which we all want to listen to and enjoy”
Kid Suda grew up a junglist and from an early age was inspired by pioneering labels such as Metalheads, Full Cycle, Warp and Ninja Tune, which lead him to the UK Trip-Hop scene and the art of scratching. By 2004 Kid Suda had already established himself as a DJ – his first residency at the original Dragon Bar in London led to a legendary open air Block Party and subsequently a DJ set at Banksy’s ‘Santa’s Ghetto’ Exhibition launch on Carnaby St.
Fast-forward to 2012 and after playing host to 1000 strong warehouse parties in Barcelona and acting as tour support to Neneh Cherry on her European DJ tour, Kid Suda is finally ready to unleash his eagerly anticipated up-front productions
‘Ever Love Shone’ is almost a teaser for what’s to come in Bloodshot, but wait for it. Ever Love Shone, which wouldn’t sound out of place in a Brainfeeder collectors box, opens with a deep dubby intro, drops and comes back with staccato broken beats and a melodic vocal cut up. When you thought it couldn’t drop any lower, it hits back in the final break with low slung bass lines and evolves into an electronic dub workout.
‘Bloodshot’ is a force unto itself. A skanking tech-stepper tagged with heavy go-faster stripes and building electro stabs, it’s got dance floor endurance written all over it. It’s now we can hear Kid Suda’s electro alliances.
Be sure to keep an eye on Kid Suda’s musical progression throughout 2012 as i’m pretty sure future productions are only going to lead to greater things.
Check Kid Suda’s Lovest Promo Mix full of future beats, re-edits and remixes from the Raw Format Camp. http://www.mixcloud.com/kidsuda/lovest-dj-mix-2012/