Kidnap Kid reinvents himself as Kidnap

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Many know UK native Matt Relton as electronic music producer Kidnap Kid thanks to hit releases like “Vehl” and “Aba” with Lane 8. Relton sat down with Mixmag during an episode of their On Rotation podcast, where he discussed that he would be changing his artist name because he was “ending this chapter and starting with refreshed intentions.”

The producer will be moving forward with the artist name “Kidnap” as opposed to “Kidnap Kid” to symbolize this change. Next time fans see a new track out by Kidnap, it’s not an artist ripping off of the UK heavy-hitter’s artist name, but a reinvention of the producer himself.

H/T: Mixmag

Featured photo by Candice-Joelle

NMF Roundup: Anna Lunoe returns, Valentino Khan brings the heat, and more

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The most important day of every week: New Music Friday. As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed.


ATFC and David Penn team up for a groovy, soul-filled Armada release, “Hipcats.”

London producer Kidnap has given the world a sneak peek at his new Ashes EP with “Aurora.”

Anna Lunoe returns in a “Blaze of Glory” with this powerful anthem.

Snakehips and St. Rulez take their listener on a ride with the high-flying “Cruzin’.”

Whethan continues his tour-de-force in this emotion-packed collaboration with Broods, “Be Like You.”

Manila Killa puts his own spin on Jeremy Zucker’s “Talk Is Overrated” in this light, breezy remix.

Slushii combines autotune and cascading synth melodies for his latest original, “Where I’m At.”

Valentino Khan brings the heat with this sultry, feisty house tune, “Lick It.”

Boombox Cartel blasts off into outer space with this festival-ready, big room powerhouse of a track, “Moon Love.”

In their third release of the year, The Chainsmokers drink tequila with their friends in “Everybody Hates Me.”

Robotaki takes walk on the soulful side in his latest original, “Butterscotch,” with Jamie Fine and falcxne.

ZAXX crafts a dreamy atmosphere in his latest original, “Altered.”

Au/RA and CamelPhat weave a somber web in their collaboration, “Panic Room.”

BLU J teams up with vocalist Axel Mansoor for a mellow, vibe-filled original, “Trails.”