UK music producer and DJ, Rude Kid, is one to watch out for in the grime scene. Having received accolades for his stand out unique sound, the 24 year old is starting to get noticed. The fruits of his labour have paid off after recently signing a record deal with Relentless/Sony Music, and a single ‘Get Busy’ planned for release in April.
At age 13, Rude Kid first started listening to a lot of Garage music and appreciated it, banging all of the Pure Garage CD’s regularly. Then about 2 years later, he discovered a radio station called Déjà Vu, where grime got a lot of play. “At the time, the music wasn’t even called grime. It just sounded a bit like Garage, but darker and I loved it,” he explained.
From that point on, Rude Kid knew he wanted to be involved in music and when a friend at school showed him a programme to make beats on called Fruityloops, his journey began. “I didn’t have a clue how to use it, but I experimented and mastered it. I haven’t looked back since,” he said.
In addition to making beats, Rude Kid started MCing, but stopped when he was 18 after realising that making music was his true passion. “I always use to try and make different drum patterns and use lots of instruments and basses. Sometimes making music can be relaxing, it’s like I go into another world for a bit,” he added.
A few weeks back, Rude Kid made his first visit to Australia and apart from the killer flight; he loves it over here. While the grime scene is small compared to the UK, it made him happy to see people know about his music on the other side of the world. “I feel that Grime will get very big here soon. There’s a lot of Australian people repping the scene over here and I’ve seen the hard work they do to promote the music,” he explained.
While in the country, Rude Kid played a show in Melbourne and a rave in Sydney, receiving a great response from the crowds. “It shocked me to see people out here knowing a lot of the beats and are up to date with my new music as well. It was good to see people enjoying themselves and going mad to the tunes,” he stated.
For the genre as a whole, Rude Kid sees grime on the up and up. The proof in the pudding is grime artists and producers getting record and publishing deals, as well as seeing success in the charts. “Grime is only 10 years old I think it’s still growing … Who would have thought Grime acts would be coming to Australia and other countries to do shows. Anything’s possible,” he said.
At the moment Rude Kid is just concentrating on his first single and working on his second one. He is also helping a few up and coming producers put out their music, feeling that it’s important to try to help as many people as he can. If you would like to keep up with Rude Kid follow him on Twitter or Facebook.
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Rude Kid’s album Are You Ready? is now out on iTunes