Biography of Kiddo
|Real name / ||Elly Schook|
Influenced by the sounds of Berlin, Detroit, and Chicago, Kiddo's style is a melding of numerous genres of techno and house music. Her sets may range anywhere from glitchy, shuffling micro-house to sexy, melodic tech-house to more dark and sinister techno. Lately she's been moving the dance floors with seamless techno mixes and the occasional jackin' house cut thrown in for good measure. She is known for her enthusiasm behind the turntables, connecting with the dance floor through the combination of a charismatic smile and energetic mixing.
In 2006, Kiddo held a monthly residency at one of Chicago's favorite underground night spots, Smart Bar, where she produced showcases to introduce internationally respected techno artists to the city's dance music devotees. She made her Miami debut at the 2007 WMC, where she performed alongside Adam Beyer and Joel Mull, among others. In addition to her regular appearances around Chicago, she has performed in Madison, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Cincinnati, and Detroit. In 2008, Kiddo contributed vocals to Decimal's Technicolor Lover EP on Soma Quality Recordings. In 2009, she traveled to Spain to perform at the world famous club Mogambo in Valencia. In August of 2011, Kiddo and frequent musical partner Andrew Schook (aka Antiphase) opened for Daniel Bell at Smart Bar to celebrate their wedding.
As a vocalist trained in classical and jazz performance, Kiddo also currently sings with several Chicago choral groups when she's not behind the turntables or dancing her heart out at late-night gatherings in support of her city's vibrant techno scene. In her spare time, Kiddo also acts as a contributing writer for Newcity magazine and Resident Advisor.