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Kid606



Kid606's music is impossible to pigeonhole. Citing influences from Napalm Death to Modest Mouse to Joy Division, he spits out spastic, scatterbrained, and utterly beautiful electronic music.

Born in Venezuela as Miguel Depedro, Kid606 now lives in San Francisco, where he runs the Tigerbeat6 label out of his comfy abode. In many ways, the style of Kid606's music mirrors the role he has established for himself (or been thrust into by the music press) in the electronic music scene. Like his cohort Lesser, his music and attitude sometimes serve as a healthy middle finger extended into the faces of the trainspotting IDM ("intelligent dance music") set. His song Luke Vibert Can Kiss My Indie-Punk Whiteboy Ass" is a perfect example, a clever wink to Lesser's 1999 track "Markus Popp Can Kiss My Redneck Ass." As with punk rock artists a generation before, the pleasure of listening to Kid606 lies in his willingness to be simultaneously serious and playful. He's more than willing to pump out complex and dense compositions with titles like "I am Leo Hear Me Roar" and "My Kitten Went to London." The tracks "Dodgy," "Staying Home from School," and "When I Want a Gun, Yeah" come from the Kid's GQ on the EQ full-length CD on Tigerbeat6 while "If My Heart Ever Ran Away It Would Be Looking For The Day When Right Beside You It Could Forever Stay" is culled from The Soccergirl EP on New York's Carpark Records.