The sessions podcast is from a young cat outta the Netherlands who goes by the name Kid Sublime. KS is a music veteran releasing a enitre spectrum of music from soul,hip hop, house, to techno.
Ks has teamed up with Dj Aardvarck and Steven De Peven (now Awanto3) he started the Rednose Distrikt collective.
After releasing countless singles on Rushhour and an album on Kindred Spirits, Kid was ready to start his solo career.
Getting spins from Laurent Garnier, Carl Craig, Recloose, Dj Deep, Rich Medina, RiskSoundSystem, Ben Sims, Ryan Elliot, Anton Pieete and then some, Kid's infectious funky and soulful House sounds are sureshot records amongst deejays , dancers and clubheads accross the globe.
Check out this shot interview we did with KS!
****INTERVIEW WITH KID SUBLIME****
Hi KS! Thanks for sharing this dope podcast with us, can you tell us a little bit about it?
It's a selection of records i have been playing out recently.Some rediscovered tracks, some album cuts i forgot about...soulful records.
*So I gotta ask how was ADE for you this year?
Honestly, i try to escape ADE if i can. It's madness down here in Amsterdam.I went to a beach house in Holland and chilled out for a few days.No music.
* Any up and coming artist’s or labels in the Netherlands we should be keeping an eye on?
Mhhh...thats a hard question. I spend so many hours in the studio crafting records i kinda loose track of whats hot and new. Holland got so many deejays that start producing and setting up recordlabels...it's a bit to much, really.
Usually i learn about new music thru deejays i respect or by spending time in recordstores.
My man Anton Pieete is defenitely somebody to look out for.Aswell as Billy Palmier from Belgium.
*What’s your opinion on sampling records? Do you often sample making your own productions?
It's a craft and a culture that should be understood the right way and be respected.
I learned so much by just checking the backsleeve credits from all the great Hip-Hop records that have been made. it was all about sampling in the late 80s and 90s. Alotta Jazz, Fusion, Rock, Disco, Funk records where used to create something fresh.
I mean..thats Afrika Bambaata right there! The whole Hip- Hop culture kinda started around his wide selection of records...so naturally kids would take those records and put them into the sampler and create something new and fresh.
I've been thru all the equipment myself: the mpc2000, sp1200, mpc 60 and eventually the mpc 3000.She never left my side ever since!
I will always start with the sampler. Put on a dope record that triggers me.Chop up some drums and lay down the backbone of the track.
From there i add my keys...some synths...basslines...violins...and some extra percussion.
Run it thru my analogue desk and later edit everything in the computer.A pretty basic way of working the studio, but it does the job just fine!
So yes...i do use samples!
*Any exciting plans coming up, in terms of releases or dates?
Yes! My Japaneese only Hip-Hop album - Hot Water Music- wil be re- released by the infamous BBE records from London pretty soon...so keep an eye out on that.
I'm almost done with my new Housemusic album called -The Love Dance Ritual- .I went all in on that one...its soulful...with vocalists and musicians, but for deejays to play out in the club.
I'm mixing down my project with Coolbeanz from Detroit. Its a left field kinda Hip-Hop project.Super fresh...hope to put that out soon!
Just got approached by this super classic House label from New York to do something for the label. This is a good outlet for my club House records.Basic dancefloor tracks for deejays to play out...so i'm amped about this offer!
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Soundcloud : @kidsublimemusic