LISTEN WHILE YOU BROWSE
Hailing from the small market town of Kettering, Northamptonshire, Just Kiddin have placed no limitations on their sound. Having already gained props from industry heavy weights such as Duke Dumont, Tensnake, Gorgon City and The Magician, the last 18 months have been nothing short of defining for this on-form UK duo.
Having grown up together from a young age, Lewis and Laurie have created a unique production recipe that is firmly focused on the art of creating organics, multi-dimensional music. Drawing on their experiences as musicians - Laurie playing the drums, and Lewis playing guitar - their productions start from simple grooves that slowly introduce the warm and addictive melodies that the boys have become so known for.
2013 saw Just Kiddin make their introduction via Nurvous Records with the ‘Intimacy’ EP. Their follow up release ‘Time, Space & Honey’ came on Ministry Of Sound’s underground imprint HK Records. The online support was overwhelming with features on Clash, Noisey, Sub Soul, Topman CTRL and Eton Messy, which saw Just Kiddin starting to play shows around the UK alongside acts such as Bohdi, Second City, Leftwing & Kody and Cause & Effect.
Coming from a musical and DJ background, their club performances have also brought rapturous acclaim. Breaking the mould of the laborious bedroom producer turn DJ - Just Kiddin are a welcomed breath of fresh air behind the booth, bringing charisma, energy and faultless tune selection at any given time of the night. Such skills have won them numerous plaudits from promoters and clubbers a like, showing signs that they have what it takes to take centre stage.
Just Kiddin’s breakthrough came when they were invited to remix Claptone’s summer hit ‘No Eyes’ on Exploited Records. Their remix was premiered exclusively by Mixmag and went on to feature in their Top 10 Exclusive Downloads of 2013 at #4, garnering a cool three million views on YouTube channel The Sound You Need along the way.
They were quick to react with a special free download on Eton Messy Records called ‘Feeling Better’. Having been a prominent feature in their sets over the summer, ‘Feeling Better’ caught the attention of Rob Da Bank on BBC Radio 1, who dedicated the track to all of his fellow DJ’s and friends that had been in Ibiza with him that season. A fitting tribute to such a sun soaked song. Further Radio 1 support came from B.Traits, Monki and Phil & Alice - making the release a huge success.
Closing the year with a double feature on Black Butter Records ‘Spread Love Vol. 3’ compilation, Just Kiddin laid the foundations for a glittering 2014 with their bona fide summer anthem ‘Thinking About It’ via an exciting partnership between Parlophone’s burgeoning dance imprint FFRR and leading UK tastemakers Eton Messy Records.
After being secretly premiered as the opening track on The Magician’s ‘Magic Tape 41’, and featuring as an untitled track on Soundcloud channel #Unknown, ‘Thinking About It’ instantly caught the attention of music lovers worldwide and went on to receive over two-million plays online. The support continued on radio with the record receiving over 50 plays across BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra including Annie Mac, Nick Grimshaw and Pete Tong. It was also internationally recognised with national airplay in the US, Australia, Germany, Belgium, Sweden and Spain.
With a worldwide fan-base growing, Just Kiddin have exactly what it takes to be the UK’s next breakthrough act.