Jun 19, 2020
Kidnap Celebrates Grow Remix Album
Earlier today Kidnap delivered an outstanding vinyl set to celebrate today’s release of the ‘Grow - The Remixes’ album. The album is a fitting follow up to the release of the his debut album by the same name last fall, and for this project he recruited many of the electronic music artists he admires most. The star studded remixer cast includes ATTLAS, CamelPhat, Nils Hoffman, and so many more! Read on to get some insight into the new album through Kidnap’s eyes and enjoy his mix!
Matthew, thanks for joining us to celebrate the release of the remix album! To start, can you take us back a bit and talk about the response to the Grow album release in the fall?
Thanks for having me! The album gave me a chance to spread my wings and make a variety of music. It seemed to be well received across the board I'm happy to say.
When did the idea to do a remix album come about? And how long have you been working on getting the remixes in?
There's a lot of talent in electronic music currently so it seemed like a fun idea to get some different takes on my music. We started putting them together at the start of the year.
Can you tell us some more about how you chose remixers for each of your tracks? Who are two artists that you are particularly proud to have on the album?
We just reached out to artists whose music I personally admire. Happily most of them said yes and we've put together a great album. I personally love the remixes by ATTLAS & Submotion Orchestra.
We’ve always loved “Moments,” and it’s great to see the new life Ben Böhmer & Nils Hoffmann have given the track. Their remix has particularly been picking up steam with DJ support. Can you talk some more about their take?
Ben & Nils killed this remix. I was actually nervous about this idea initially as “Moments” is a precious track to me ha. Eventually I was talked into it and I'm glad I was. I love how they found a completely different take on the original.
“Moments” also features remixes from 1979 and CamelPhat and in total represents the first two tracks on the album as well as the tenth. Can you tell us a bit more about what flow and progression you’ve curated with the remix album?
I didn't overthink it to be honest. We just put them in an order that felt good and that was that.
Which remixes have you enjoyed playing the most in your DJ sets and why? Do you have a favorite memory playing any of them out?
The 1979 remix is a beast to play on a big system. It sounds so raw. I have fond memories of playing this one at sunset in Mexico City just before lockdown began.
Are there any other remixes you’d like to highlight or anything else you’d like to add?
There's a real variety so I encourage people to just let the album play I guess!
You can buy/stream Kidnap's Grow Remix album on your platform of choice today: https://kidnappresents.lnk.to/GrowRemixes
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