DT757 – Kideko
Returning to the podcast this week is our good friend, Kideko!
Eagle-eyed DT fans will know we’ve been big fans of Kideko and his label Make Em Move for a while. Brighton-born DJ and producer Kideko burst onto the scene in 2015 with his smash hit ‘The Jam’ and has since released music on some of the biggest labels in the underground, including Toolroom, Fatboy Slim’s Skint Records, Positiva and Ministry of Sound.
Also noted for his 2016 collaboration ‘Crank It (Woah!)’ with George Kwali which has garnered over 20 million Spotify streams to date, Kideko went on to collaborate with Friend Within on ‘Burnin Up’, and ‘Dum Dum’ featuring Tinie Tempah and Becky G. Alongside pushing his own label Make Em Move that is rising as an essential underground record label, Kideko continues to solidify his presence within UK dance music.
He teamed up with Kudu Blue have linked up on new single ‘Ready For My Love’, out 6th August. Punctuated by euphoric piano chords, seductive vocals and a deep, brooding bassline, ‘Ready For My Love’ is a floorfiller that’s been crafted with summer in mind. It follows Kideko’s recent single with Saffron Stone, ‘The Music’ that charted #4 on Top 100 Beatport and #2 on the House chart.
Kideko details “When Clementine from Kudu Blue sent the vocal I was so excited to work on it. I instantly had a vision on how I felt it should sound as the vocal had so much emotion. I wanted it to be a big, emotive, piano banger with a touch of old school in the production. I can’t wait to play this at festivals!”
Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
Big party bangers that will make you want to dance
What’s your personal favourite track on it?
My favourite track in the mix is Mac & Ward – Take Me Higher, it’s such an emotive banger and I love playing it at the end of sets
What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
I think the special ingredient in this mix is variety, I love all styles of House so I always try to include different styles in my mixes
What have you got coming up?
I’ve just released a track on Toolroom with Wh0 called Soul Searcher which I’m buzzing about, I’m playing at Boundary Festival this month and throwing the first Make ‘Em Move party which is the afterparty for the festival which I can’t wait for
And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Be nice to people and keep dancing 🙂
Makree – Heading South
Siege & Alex Preston – Save Me
Sonickraft & Dissolut – Hold Me
Cinthie – Just Us
Kideko & Saffron Stone – The Music
CID – Where I Want 2 B
Kideko – Cubanito
Burns – Talamanca
Kideko – Ready for My Love
GW Harrison – Out My Mind
Fallon – Lose Control
Kyle Walker – Midnight Dancer
Chaney x SHELLS – To The Rhythm
Mac & Ward – Take Me Higher