Producer, DJ, vocalist and multi instrumentalist Son Of Kick is making waves with his bumping, super-charged live set. A bass-feast packed full of electro, dubstep, heavy grooves and the insanely unpredictable. Catch him dropping acapella’s from Method Man or rocking snippets from the Violent Femmes alongside his own productions. On a playing field of his own right now, it was friend and vocalist RQM that recently coined his new ‘bass’ style, ‘Psychostep’. But that ‘bass’ sound is already a genre of the past.
Based in West London, S.O.K.’s sound & style has already been picked up by various labels including the Stanton Warrior’s own Beat’s and pioneering London imprint Botchit and Scarper. Recent remix credits include work for labels such as Man Recordings in Germany, ESL Music (Washington DC), Civil Music (UK) Om Records (San Francisco) and Muti Records (San Francisco). Head of his label Way Way Records, SOK has a bunch of releases unleashed over the last few months. Out early December was the single release “Guacha” on Equinox (Germany) which is received major props from Rob Da Bank at Radio 1 through to Simbad in France aswell smashed air waves and dancefloors across the globe with everyone chanting the now familiar ‘la la la… la la la la’.
The most recent single out on Muti Music (San Fran) was entitled “Playing The Villain” which has achieved over 1.5 Million Youtube hits in 4 months!! Awesome stuff; with Remixes by Chris Da Luca, Jantsen, Machinedrum and Bang On!.
Not a man to sit about, S.O.K. has co-produced an album, alongside the French dj/producer Simbad for the new collective project “Klub Sandwich” with Grems & Disiz La Peste (ex-Rouge A Levre). He’s also producing a bunch of EP’s with the Foreign Beggars’, Pav and Ebow out in Berlin and in the UK. There’s also the matter of his first solo album scheduled for fall 2012. Remixes for the Go! Team, Husky Rescue and Tokyo Police Club amongst others have dropped creating a bigger and more diverse fanbase.
When not shooting videos for his label or making music for TV and film documentaries he’s working hard on new material for forthcoming European shows as well as Septembers Burning Man Festival;
having recently toured dates in Germany, UK, Poland, France, Switzerland and Australia alongside Borgore, Reso, Bar9, Foreign Beggars, Bar Noize and Distance.
In 2008,two of his remixes (Justin Timberlake “Like I Love You” & Jay-Z “Ignorant Shit”) were hand picked by the fresh NYC bootleg website “Palms Out” to figure on their classic “Remix Sundays” (108 & 109). He also won the year after at “Palms Out Again” with the Kotchy “She Made It Easy” remix.
Also in 2008 Son Of Kick was selected in the top twenty talent search for Gilles Peterson’s World Wide Festival and invited to play with the winner Emilie Chick and in the top 5 for “Les Printemps De Bourge”. Going on to play two years later as one of the headline slots on the Sunday night, at this year’s 2010 Worldwide Festival in Sete, France.
He has released work in the past under the name D.A.T.A (Ditox At The Asylum) aka Micro Coz including composing the theme tune for The Digital Music Awards, The BBC – The Greatest Race On Earth, The L-Word,Vibe 3on3, Sky TV and more.
Over the years he has shared the DJ booth with artists such as : Beat Torrent, Scratch Perverts, Detroit Grand Pubahs, Foreign Beggars, Gilles Peterson, Diplo, Simbad, Laurent Garnier, Roots Manuva, DJ Lefto & Mr Fish to name a few.
His acoustic project with Alice Gobets as “Allover” is on hold while he concentrates on the world of Son Of Kick.