First introduced to Drum and Bass by his brother at the age of 14, British producer Matt Relton hasn’t looked back since. And he’s had considerable success in the general electronic genre, with his debut Black Butter single “Vehl” awarded US iTunes “Best Electronic Song of 2012”. He’s also been busy giving fans a taste of his work live, touring around Europe and the US with the likes of Rudimental, Disclosure, AlunaGeorge, and TEED. If you like these artists, definitely check out some of Kidnap Kid’s other tracks.
“Like You Used To” is the latest release from Relton, and is more stripped back then some of his earlier work. This is a chilled out track, with a steady bass beat, melancholic synths, and some good use of percussion that adds additional dimension. On top of it all, the smooth, soulful female vocals bring an emotive depth to the track. There isn’t a bombardment of sounds, which is part of the simple beauty of it, showcasing some great production work and giving us a track that is easy listening. We just wish we could give credit to the artist behind those beautiful vocals. Despite scouring the internet, her identity remains a mystery.
Hometown: Sheffield, London, England
Latest album: Alphaville released 2012.
Sounds like: Gorgon City, Rudimental
Say what? When Relton was 17, he faked a kidnapping in KFC with his friend. Helicopters, police squads, and a trip to court was involved. What better way to remember questionable teenage choices than to make it your production name?