Avant neo-soul and Jazz artist KID BE KID has shared a new version of the track ‘Slide’. The track includes features by Julia Kadel(German jazz pianist and composer) and Simon Denizart(French jazz pianist). The jazz enthusiast’s upcoming EP is due for release on the 20th of March 2020 via SPRINGSTOFF. The master engineering for the EP was supervised by LAD AGABEKOV (Grand Corps Malade, Kollektiv Turmstrasse, Octave One). KID BE KID is already making a name for herself, presenting herself at events such as Fusion Festival (Kate Tempest), Festival International de Jazz de Montreal (Norah Jones, Jacob Collier, Melody Gardot), Elbjazz (Jamie Cullum, Kamaal Williams, Jason Moran), as well as the European Hip Hop Studies Conference.
KID BE KID grew up receiving classical musical training under her musician parents’ influence. She could never remain interested in the genre, but later would discover her passion for writing lyrics. By fate, her philosophy teacher would introduce the artist to their son, a jazz enthusiast. She would fall in love instantly with the Jazz music genre and enrol in Jazz studies at university. Her collaborators include Julia Kadel who has just released a new album and was voted as one of Germany’s “Top Ten” pianists for 2019 by the magazine Jazzthing. Simon Denizart is the winner of the Public’s Choice Award at Rimouski Jazz Festival. He has also received a nomination for Best Jazz Album at I’adisq in 2017 and 2018.
Speaking about the track ‘Slide’, KID BE KID tells us “I am cooling like water turning into an ice surface. The protective ice layer on which you can glide like the sound slides in the music down to the sub-bass. But you don’t get inside. Distance and isolation. Aloofness. I am very happy that I could win two extraordinary guests for this song. The pianists Julia Kadel from Germany and Simon Denizart from Canada had both already played the song live with me. And both times I was overjoyed. So I asked them to record some piano parts. With these, I worked creatively, so that now 6 hands on the keys trigger different levels, run together or against each other, a collaborative solo.”
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