Brighton acts Kideko and Kudu Blue have linked up on new single ‘Ready For My Love’, out 6th August.
Punctuated by euphoric piano chords, seductive vocals and a deep, brooding bassline, ‘Ready For My Love’ is a floorfiller that’s been crafted with summer in mind. It follows Kideko’s recent single with Saffron Stone, ‘The Music’ that charted #4 on Top 100 Beatport and #2 on the House chart.
“We wrote this during the first lockdown,” Clem from Kudu Blue explains. “It was all done remotely which was a new experience! I actually wrote the lyrics and melody for this tune down at the beach in Brighton. It was a really hot day so I took my notepad down to the beach and wrote the track. I recorded it on my voicenotes so I wouldn’t forget it then recorded it properly as soon as I got home.”
Kideko details “When Clementine from Kudu Blue sent the vocal I was so excited to work on it. I instantly had a vision on how I felt it should sound as the vocal had so much emotion. I wanted it to be a big, emotive, piano banger with a touch of old school in the production. I can’t wait to play this at festivals!”
Brighton-born DJ and producer Kideko burst onto the scene in 2015 with his smash hit ‘The Jam’ and has since released music on some of the biggest labels in the underground, including Toolroom, Fatboy Slim’s Skint Records, Positiva and Ministry of Sound. Also noted for his 2016 collaboration ‘Crank It (Woah!)’ with George Kwali which has garnered over 20 million Spotify streams to date, Kideko went on to collaborate with Friend Within on ‘Burnin Up’, and ‘Dum Dum’ featuring Tinie Tempah and Becky G. Alongside pushing his own label Make Em Move that is rising as an essential underground record label, Kideko continues to solidify his presence within UK dance music.
With roots in Brighton, Birmingham and Bristol, Kudu Blue combine a wide melting pot of influences (from trip-hop to garage and rock to reggae) into their own brand of bright, textured and melody-driven dance-pop. Their previous releases have gained support from the likes of Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1, Jamz Supernova on BBC Radio 1Xtra and Lauren Laverne on BBC Radio 6 Music, as well as securing a BBC Introducing ‘Track of the Week’ with single ‘Somebody To’.
A cross-genre collaboration between two of Brighton’s most exciting artists throws up stellar results.