Despite the countless accolades, awards, records, and firsts which been the hallmark of Kid Kenobi’s illustrious 20-year long DJing career (including being named Australia’s favourite DJ for a record number 3 years from 2003 – 2005, receiving an award for his first remix ever [of Green Velvet’s “La La Land’], an ARIA nomination for ‘The Bump’ with Hook N Sling, knocking up over 80 remixes for some of the world’s biggest names in dance, pop and rock, being the first DJ ever to have a CD series named after him by Ministry of Sound, to having an itinerary that reads like a Lonely Planet guidebook to the best nightclubs around the world), Kid Kenobi shows no sign of slowing down! Far from it! And with breakbeat making a resurgence both in the US and the UK, it seems he couldn’t rest on his laurels even if he wanted to!
2019 saw the Kid continue to rock between shows paying homage to his past with epic classics sets and those which saw him continuing to push the breakbeat sound he has championed forward. His recent productions also reflect this, with tracks like ‘Take it Back’ and ‘Killer’ blending classic samples with modern sounds and production techniques.
2020 sees the Kid continuing to champion this epic blend of classic and new with a collaboration with some of the true pioneers of hip hop due for release early in the year. Watch this space, this is gonna be big!
Despite his talent as a DJ and a producer perhaps the Kids greatest triumph is his ability to keep on evolving and growing as an artist. Music trends come and go, clubbers retire, scenes change, and awards gather dust but Kid Kenobi, it seems, is here to stay.