Kidnap Kid

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Kidnap Kid
Birth name Matthew Relton
Born (1991-02-22) February 22, 1991 (age 27)
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
Genres Electronic dance, house, garage
Occupation(s) Record producer, DJ
Years active 2011–present
Labels Black Butter, Squelch and Clap

Matthew 'Matt' Relton, known professionally as Kidnap Kid, is an English electronic dance music record producer and DJ from Sheffield, South Yorkshire. He was awarded iTunes US's 'Best Electronic Song of 2012' for his track "Vehl".[1] Relton was educated at Silverdale School in Sheffield before completing a degree in politics and crime at the University of Leeds.[2]

Since early 2016, Relton has been releasing music through his own record label 'Birds That Fly'.

In 2017, Relton was nominated at the Electronic Music Awards for Record of the Year for "ABA" with Lane. He also performed at the 2017 Electronic Music Awards show.



Title Year Label
"Vehl" 2012 Black Butter Records
"So Close" 2013 Black Butter Records
"Survive" 2013 Black Butter Records
"Stronger" 2014 Black Butter Records[3]
"Like You Used To" 2014 Black Butter Records[4]
"Fall" / "Freedom" 2015 FFRR Records
"Moments / Birds That Fly" 2016 Birds That Fly[5]
"Brokenhearted / Mist" 2016 Birds That Fly
"Aba" w/ Lane 8 2017 Anjunadeep
"Ashes" 2018 Birds That Fly

Extended plays[edit]

  • The Great Confusion (2011), Squelch and Clap
  • The Apocalypse of John (2011), Squelch and Clap
  • Alphaville (2012), Black Butter Records
  • Moments (2016), Birds That Fly


  1. ^ (2012) "Kidnap Kid", Stack House, 2012, retrieved 2013-07-15
  2. ^ Morejon, Ryan (2011) "Chatting: Kidnap Kid", Industry Standard, 10 July 2011, retrieved 2013-07-15
  3. ^ "Stronger Release 2014". Indie Shuffle. Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  4. ^ "Like You Used To Release 2014". Indie Shuffle. Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  5. ^ "Kidnap Kid launches new label, Birds That Fly Records". Mixmag. 2016-02-05.