is a London based music producer and label head who in 2016, launched Birds That Fly, a record label and nesting ground for his and others’ musical output.
Matt Relton, aka Kidnap, first gained recognition by winning the iTunes Best Electronic Track in 2012 with his release Vehl. Forever experimenting with sounds, the Sheffield producer rapidly carved out a unique and intelligent sound. In pursuit of artistic independence, he launched his Birds That Fly imprint in 2016 with “Moments” featuring Leo Stannard.
2017 was a profound year for Relton, both personally and for his career. Having gone through a year of change and reflection, it was a time where he dropped ‘Kid’ in his previous Moniker “Kidnap Kid,” and started to release under Kidnap. Although the man behind the decks has stayed the same, what we hear feels like a new man behind the moniker, and for that reason, he’s our DJ to Watch
Staying true to his sound, Relton consistently releases music that evokes memories. Here is an artist who truly understands the importance of each and every sound. Through the use of vocals, intricate percussion and melodies, his productions conjure emotions from deep within. We see this more than ever in his latest work. “Ashes” is a 3-track EP of pure serotonin.
Respected and supported by esteemed figures such as; Sasha
, Pete Tong
, Paul Oakenfold
and Maceo Plex
… Kidnap is evolving…confidently and quietly striding forward. These leaps and bounds are bringing him to none other than our humble abode of Decadence AZ. Don’t miss your opportunity to get Kidnap(ed). Grab your tickets here