Spotlight

Kideko

The emerging house talent behind "The Jam" is in the mix for us this week.
 

The emerging house talent behind "The Jam" is in the mix for us this week


Spotlight 039: Kideko by Ministry Of Sound on Mixcloud


We premiered "The Jam" back in April and it's safe to say that the track has well and truly blew up since then. So we thought it only right to get Kideko in for a Spotlight mix to show that he's just as adept behind the decks as he is at producing summer bangers.


First of all thanks for doing an exclusive mix for us, what did you go for in the mix? Is this a representation of what you play out now or more what you listen to at home?

I wanted to show the variety of styles that I'm in to and to give people an idea of what they can expect to hear me play at shows.


For those who may be new to your music, how would you describe your sound?

I like to try and keep my sound varied, I'd get bored if I only made one style. Big bass lines & heavy drums.


How did you first get into music, when did you know you wanted to be a DJ?

When I first got into music I was playing drums in bands. The first time I saw that you could make music on a computer was at a friends house, he had a version of eJay. I messed around on there for a while and then my I.T. teacher showed me FL Studio and then I was hooked! After years of using FL Studio I moved over to Logic. I'd been producing for a while before I considered DJing, I think DJing and Producing go hand-in-hand as it's the most convenient way to play live and get gigs.


“The Jam” seems like it’s going to be a huge hit of the summer, how long did it take you to make and did you expect it to blow up the way it has?

"The Jam" was made in about 3-4 days. The support the track has had so far is really exciting,


Where did you find the vocal sample in “The Jam”?

The vocal sample is from a track called 'Pump Up The Jam' by Technotronic. Classic!


If you were going to describe “The Jam” in four or less emojis, what would they be?

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What have you got coming up on the horizon? What are your summer plans?

The plan is to make loads of music, play shows and have fun!


What do you like to do on your day off, what’s a typical Sunday like for you?

I'd like to say I do loads of really cool, exciting things on a day off but in reality I just sleep, eat and play xbox… which to me is exciting haha.


How do you prepare for a gig?

I like to try and catch the DJ before me play, so I can see what people are reacting well to. Booze is a vital part of my preparation before a set.


Tell us something we don’t know about Kideko

I can belly dance, that was originally what I wanted to do but I didn't look good in the glittery dress...


More Mixes:

Ministry of Sound X Artwork

Doorly's Basement Jaxx Classics

SION Guest Mix


Written by Matthew Francey

29 May 2015