KID BE KID
Everyone agrees on one thing: “I’ve never seen anything like it!”
Since the release of her debut “Sold Out”, KID BE KID beamed straight to the big festivals and gave intoxicating concerts to the audience. Be it at the Elbjazz in Hamburg, the legendary Fusion Festival or the important Monument National in the context of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal – one of the most prominent stages in the world – KID BE KID fascinates the audience with unconditional dedication and unbelievable skills.
The new EP “Lovely Genders” further establishes KID BE KID’s place among today’s great Neo Soul artists. Her songs are characterized by depth of sound and maturity of content. A unique skill set of beatboxing, vocals, piano and synthesizer meets poetic lyrics and rhythmic virtuosity.
Everything about KID BE KID is remarkable. Before she appeared on the scene, it was hard to imagine an artist playing four instruments simultaneously without a loop station, grooving and touching to the max and splitting her voice into several tones. She embodies coolness and vulnerability, structure and freedom, hip hop and jazz equally and makes everything in the room come alive.
“What Kid Be Kid will delight audiences with is not only a consummate grasp of piano/vocal balance but also a truly unexpected twist on just what the human voice is really capable of. The carnival “one-man-band” sideshow of yore has been reinvented for the new millennium and Kid Be Kid has achieved something rare these days: true originality.”
– Pure Grain Audio
“You hear the typical KID BE KID sound made of accomplished beatboxing, vocals appearing like samples, broad synth sounds, acoustic piano, and deep bass lines. A finely assorted rhythmic puzzle depicting deep feelings.”
– A Room
“‘Blood’ gives us a glimpse of a masterful musician with a firm grasp on her own style and sheer knowledge of music. I hear the obvious synth and electronica throughout, but I also hear hints of jazz, fusion, and even classical. Her vocal range hints of opera and soul as she takes the reigns in ways only a true musical master can accomplish. The track gives semblance to total outside-the-box thinking with a hook I would have never guessed existed and the emotion wrapped up in such originality that, being a musician myself, would kill to be a fly on the wall in the room in which she lets her creativity out.”
– Jammerzine, US
“To describe Berlin musician, singer and producer Kid Be Kid’s music as simply alternative or “futuristic” R&B would be far too reductive. Sure, it offers a new take on the sound — with its robotic synth washes, off-kilter beatboxing and unpredictable rhythms — but there’s more to it than that. […]
The German polymath manages to blend an almost punk approach with jazzy arrangements and flourishes, capped off with a haunting piano line that emerges from the mix and ultimately guides the track to its conclusion.”
„KID BE KID does not follow the rules when it comes to music she creates.“
– Exit Through Sound