House and bass writer and producer Kideko has signed a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music, the global music publishing arm of Warner Music Group.
Brighton-based Kideko has grabbed the attention of the music world in the last 18 months with two massive club hits, The Jam and Crank It.
The Jam, released in June 2015, is a ’90s style dance track, which samples Technotronic’s Pump Up The Jam. The track was subsequently remixed, to critical acclaim, by DJ DubRocca.
Crank It, released in July 2016, saw Kideko team up with George Kwali to create a track that was named ‘Hottest Record In The World’ by BBC Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac. A subsequent reworking of the track added vocals from Nadia Rose and Sweetie Irie, who performed it live at Radio 1’s Summer of Dance event in Ibiza.
Kideko has attracted critical praise and support for his productions from the likes of Oliver Heldens, The Magician, Blonde, Fatboy Slim, Gorgon City, Danny Howard, Mistajam and Pete Tong. He has remixed tracks including Disciples and David Guetta’s No Worries, John Newman’s Come And Get It and Imany’s Don’t Be Shy.
Kideko says: “Things have been pretty crazy so far, the support from fans and the team of people around me has been amazing, especially my management at Starwood. I'm looking to bring my sound to even more people and working with Warner/Chappell is a great way to help me achieve that.”
Jane Bell, Senior International Creative Manager, Warner/Chappell says: “Kideko has built up a significant following for his sound with an underground audience. We look forward to working with him to develop his career as a writer and to help bring his music to even more fans.”