Influenced by the sounds of Berlin, Detroit, and Chicago, Kiddo's style is a melding of numerous genres of current and classic techno and house music. Her sets may range anywhere from glitchy, shuffling micro-house to sexy, melodic tech-house to more d..
Influenced by the sounds of Berlin, Detroit, and Chicago, Kiddo's style is a melding of numerous genres of current and classic 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 Chicago's Smart Bar, where she produced showcases to introduce internationally respected techno artists to the city's dance music devotees. In addition to her regular appearances around Chicago, she has performed in Madison, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Cincinnati, Miami, and Detroit. In 2008, Kiddo contributed vocals to Decimal's Technicolor Lover EP on Soma Quality Recordings and hopes to revisit music production in the near future. In 2009, she traveled to Spain to perform at the world famous club Mogambo in Valencia and recently enjoyed DJing in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.
As a vocalist trained in classical and jazz performance, Kiddo has sung 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 electronic music scene. In her spare time, Kiddo has also acted as a contributing writer for Newcity magazine, Resident Advisor, and Little White Earbuds.
Selected discography Kiddo
Vocals (as Elly Rifkin) appear on:
Decimal - Technicolor Lover - Soma Quality Recordings