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|Birth name||Miguel Trost De Pedro|
|Also known as||The Action Packed Mentalist|
|Born||July 27, 1979|
Kid606 (born July 27, 1979, Caracas, Venezuela) is the stage name of Miguel Trost De Pedro, an electronic musician who was raised in San Diego and later moved to San Francisco. He is most closely associated with the glitch, IDM, Hardcore techno, and breakcore scenes.
Kid606's music is similar to the work of his friend and colleague Lesser, as well as hardcore and IDM acts such as Atari Teenage Riot, Autechre, Mr. Oizo, and Matmos. He is primarily inspired not by his electronic contemporaries, but by his love of the Industrial music, Death metal, and Industrial metal of the 1980s and 90s, particularly bands like Godflesh and Napalm Death. His music is known for its high tempo breakbeats and liberal use of noise and sampling, as well as its punk aesthetic, uninhibited genre-mixing, and irreverent sense of humor. However, he is equally adept at creating more serious tracks that often reside in the realm of ambient and glitch ("Parenthood" from Kill Sound Before Sound Kills You and the entirety of P.S. I Love You being good examples).
Notable releases by Kid606 include Don't Sweat the Technics (VC140: 1998), Down with the Scene (IPC-7:2000), P.S. I Love You (MP93: 2000), and Kill Sound Before Sound Kills You (IPC-46:2003). He collaborated or participated in the groups Flossin, Spacewurm, Ariel and Disc.
In 2005, he put together a band with a drummer and guitarist called Kid606 and Friends.
- Don't Sweat the Technics (Vinyl Communications, 1998)
- Down with the Scene (555 Recordings, 2000)
- GQ on the EQ++ (Tigerbeat6, 2000)
- PS I Love You (album) (Mille Plateaux, 2000)
- PS You Love Me (Mille Plateaux, 2001)
- The Action Packed Mentallist Brings You the Fucking Jams (Violent Turd, 2002)
- Kill Sound Before Sound Kills You (Ipecac Recordings, 2003)
- Who Still Kill Sound? (Tigerbeat6, 2004)
- Resilience (Tigerbeat6, 2005)
- Pretty Girls Make Raves (Tigerbeat6, 2006)
- Shout At The Döner (Tigerbeat6, 2009)
- Songs About Fucking Steve Albini (Important Records, March 2010)
- Lost in the Game (Tigerbeat6, October 2012)
- Dubplatestyle EP remixes (Vinyl Communications, 1999)
- GQ on the EQ EP (555 Recordings, 2000)
- The Soccergirl EP (Carpark, 2000)
- PS I Dub Ya EP (Force Lab, 2001)
- Why I Love Life EP (Tigerbeat6, 2002)
- The Illness (Tigerbeat6, 2003)
- Die Soundboy Die (Tigerbeat6, 2008)
- Dance With The Chorizo EP (Tigerbeat6, 2009)
- Split Compact Disc with Lesser (1998)
- Unamerican Activity EP with Omni Bot (1998)
- DISC - Kid606 Cares with Matmos and Jay Lesser (Vinyl Communications, 1999)
- Kid606 and Friends, Vol. 1 (Tigerbeat6, 2001)
- In Love With The Underground A Kid 606 mix of The Rapture song.
- Kid606 on Myspace
- Tigerbeat6 Records
- Tigerbeat6 on SoundCloud
- Interview with Miguel De Pedro (2003)
- Video Soundtrack for Pleix (2003)