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Performing in 2011
Performing in 2011
Background information
Birth nameMiguel Trost De Pedro
Also known asThe Action Packed Mentallist
Born (1979-07-27) July 27, 1979 (age 44)
OriginCaracas, Venezuela
GenresElectronic music
Ambient techno
Noise music
Occupation(s)DJ, producer
Years active1998–present
Mille Plateaux
Wichita Recordings

Miguel Trost De Pedro (born July 27, 1979), better known by his stage name Kid606, is 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 1990s, particularly bands like Godflesh and Napalm Death.[1] 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.[2]

In 2005, he put together a band with a drummer and guitarist called Kid606 and Friends.


Studio albums[edit]


  • 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)
  • Happier EP (2014)


  • Split Compact Disc with Lesser (1998)
  • Unamerican Activity EP with Omni Bot (1998)
  • Boy On Boy with Pisstank (1999)
  • 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.


  1. ^ Downtown, Chris. "Kid606: Still killing them with sound". In The Mix. Archived from the original on November 22, 2016. Retrieved 2017-10-13.
  2. ^ Bush, John. "Kid606 Biography". Allmusic Guide. Retrieved 2017-10-13.

External links[edit]

Media related to Kid606 at Wikimedia Commons