|NEVERBEENER RECORDS & GRAND
Release Date: 31 August 2018
Format: LP Double Vinyl
|KIDDY SMILE ONE TRICK PONY Limited Vinyl 2LP Set
Raised in the outskirts of Paris, his career has embraced music, fashion and film and established Kiddy as a key figure in Paris's LGBTQ community and the voguing and ballroom scenes.
Working as a fashion stylist and club night host, he was asked to develop Balmain's sound identity which led to further collaborations with the likes of Balenciaga and Versace. Two well-received singles" Teardrops in The Box" and "Let A Bitch Know" released; Defected set the musical template for his first album 'One Trick Pony'.
'One Trick Pony' sees Kiddy working with such talents as Rouge Mary (Hercules & Love Affair) Be Honest, Burn The House Down & e Friend and Crookers Dickmatized. Citing gospel and hip-hop, 90s Chicago and Detroit as influences, Kiddy has delivered an album with house DNA at it's core whilst embracing a pop sensibility. It explores intimate, personal topics - unrequited love, paternal desertion and acceptance of e's body.
"I define myself as a house-music artist. Queer is limiting. My music reflects my everyday life. I talk about me and being black and gay. My songs are about love. They're not political, but my work is."
1. Intro: Get Into Me
2. House Of God
4. Be Honest
5. Movin'on Now
6. Interlude: I Don't Need To Be Legendary
7. Slap My B*tt
8. Dark Night
9. One Trick Pony
10. Stuck In A Story Line
11. Interlude: It's Hard Out There
12. Burn The House Down
13. That 1 Friend
14. Summer Rain