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DT792 – CID


NYC-based artist CID is a GRAMMY-winning producer and tastemaker label owner whose boundless sound encompasses everything from after-hours house/tech house to crossover dance hits. One of the most in-demand DJs in dance music today, he’s performed at global festivals, including EDC Las Vegas, Tomorrowland and Bonnaroo, and has headlined international clubs and venues.

CID broke into the mainstream in 2013 when he won his first GRAMMY for his work on Cedric Gervais’ multiplatinum hit remix of Lana Del Rey’s “Summertime Sadness.” In Feb. 2019, CID notched his second GRAMMY nomination, and his first solo nod, for Best Remixed Recording for his remix of “Audio” from pop supergroup LSD.

“Fast forward to 2020 and a slight shift in sound saw even more of CIDs productions find themselves in even more of the world’s biggest DJ sets. His collaboration with Westend on “Jumpin” saw him atop the global Beatport charts, and follow up releases on the likes of Solotoko, Repopulate Mars and forthcoming on Fisher’s Catch & Release have seen his star rise further. CID’s discography includes multiple breakout releases, including the Kaskade collaborations “Us” and “Sweet Memories”; “Secrets” feat. Conrad Sewell; “Believer” feat. CeeLo Green; and “Creepin’.”. In March 2018, CID released his debut EP, ‘Bad for Me.’ Elsewhere, he’s remixed major artists including Halsey, Ellie Goulding x Diplo, Galantis and others. In Aug. 2019, CID released a remix of the GRAMMY-winning viral hit “Truth Hurts” from Lizzo.

In June 2019, CID launched Night Service Only, his independent label in partnership with Spinnin’ Records. Serving up strictly club-centric music, the imprint is CID’s channel for late-night heaters and peak-time anthems.

Today, he joins us on the podcast for the first time. Listen to it below, on Mixcloud or iTunes here.

Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
1. Just 2. an 3. hour 4. of 5. tunes 6. I 7. have 8. been 9. feeling 10. lately.

What’s your personal favourite track on it?
Bit egotistical but my new track Ooooh with Will K just came out on Repopulate Mars.  We did it over a year ago, and it’s just one of those tracks that haven’t left my set in 12 months.  I get tired of my own music fast, so that’s usually a good sign for a release if I haven’t gotten bored of it yet haha.

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
Doesn’t matter what track, it’s gotta have a great bassline.  So for sure, the special ingredient is always the bassline.

Tell us about your latest release? 
I just dropped my new one on Repopulate Mars, and its a collab with Australian producer and friend, WIll K.  He actually posted a snip of the idea on his story one day, and i said take that down before someone takes the sample idea (haha), and send me stems asap!  Fast forward a year, and we finally got it out.  It’s been doing damage in my sets, and Lee Foss wanting to put it out, is just the icing on the cake for me.  He’s got such a great ear, so to see all the support he’s given me on Repopulate Mars, really means a lot.

What have you got coming up?
I’ve been sitting on so much music, and I really just wanted to pump out a bunch of music back to back this year, and see what happens.  I had my track with Westend “Let  Me Take You” come out a couple of weeks ago, and then I just put out my tune Ooooh with Will K on Repopulate Mars.  After that on June 10 I have a remix coming for Diplo & Miguel – Don’t Forget My Love, and then right after that I have another single coming out on Insomniac Records called La La La.

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Well, I guess the most special message I have is. There’s so much incredible talent out there, so the fact that you took the time to listen to the mix, and read what I have to say, really means so much to me.


Snilloc – Lines
Ranger Trucco – Shawty
Andruss – Paya
Dale Howard – Lippy
IDKW – Don’t You Wanna
Chapter  Verse – Sideline
Timo Tapani – Showtime
Will Taylor (UK) – That’s Right (Andrew Kay Remix)
PEACE MAKER!, Keizer Jelle – Take Your Pills
Sonickraft – Jumpman
Galo – All Night
CID & Will K – Oooh
CID & Westend – Let Me Take You

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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