Kid Kenobi (Ministry of Sound) - Australia
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|Sat 4 Aug ’12, 11:00pm||
Where: Sandwiches, Cnr Kent Terrace & Majoribanks Sts, Mt Victoria, Wellington
- Advance ticket: $10.00
- Booking fees may apply
Event listed by: sandwiches
Hot on the heels of his latest mix compilation for Ministry of Sound - 'Addicted to Bass' Sandwiches present Australian Bass music super star - Kid Kenobi!
It's been a wee while since the Kid's last visit to Sandwiches, but every time he drops by things always seem to get out of hand! The emphasise for this one is definitely on the party!
Kid Kenobi bio:
Countless accolades, awards, records, and firsts have been the hallmark of Kid Kenobi’s illustrious 15-year long DJing career. Indeed it’s an impossible task trying to resist running them off. From being named Australia’s favourite DJ for a record number 3 years from 2003 – 2005, receiving an award for his first remix ever (of Green Velvet’s “La La Land’ ), to an ARIA nomination for ‘The Bump’ with Hook N Sling, knocking up over 50 remixes for some of the world’s biggest names in dance, pop and rock, being the first DJ ever to have a CD series named after him by Ministry of Sound, to having an itinerary that reads like a Lonely Planet guidebook to the best nightclubs around the world, Kid Kenobi has just about done it all. It’s almost become a cliché to say that there isn’t much left for him to do. And yet perhaps the Kid's greatest triumph of all is his ability to keep on evolving and growing as an artist. Music trends come and go, clubbers retire, scenes change, and awards gather dust but Kid Kenobi, it seems, is here to stay.
This constant evolution (coupled with the fact that Kid Kenobi has never been content to stick to a single style within his sets or productions) has recently seen Kid Kenobi embrace the ‘bass music’ movement. Bass music has fast become the perfect way for Kid Kenobi to house his musical depth while at the same time maintaining a musical continuity through his work and a connection with his roots with dubstep, electro, complextro, moombahton, moombahcore, drumstep, drumstep and more all finding a home under the greater umbrella of ‘bass music’.
Kid Kenobi’s 2011 ‘Bass Music EP’ showcased this unity through diversity with anthemic dubstep, block rocking moombahcore / glitch hop, main room drumstep, and bass heavy house beats all making their presence felt. A similar through line was also followed with Kid Kenobi’s recent mix compilation for Ministry of Sound (with Bombs Away) aptly titled ‘Addicted To Bass’. Expect new originals and EPs from the Kid in 2012 that will take this addiction even further.
Outside of his solo material Kid Kenobi also collaborates on a moombahton / club house project called Too Fresh’ with his brother Hugga Thugg. Their recent single ‘Hotel Party’ (featuring the UK’s Marvell) reached an impressive #5 on the national Australian ARIA Club Chart with further main room / cross-over singles and a new EP already in the works...