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“One of the forerunners of producers that has had the biggest impact on my dance floor.” - Roger Sanchez
It is hard to believe that, given the already impressive career of the Danish dance producer, it has taken Kid Massive this long to release a debut solo album. At long last we can look forward to the release of A Little Louder which promises to be his finest achievement to date, coming in early 2012.
It all started for Benjamin Pedersen back in the early noughties, gaining recognition as one part of the dance act Geeza. Fusing electro-clash, punk and hooligan house, Geeza went on to record the critically acclaimed album This Is Beyond Criticism. Following this, he changed direction and went on to mastermind and produce a downbeat jazz album entitled Suite Dreams under the guise of Malou, which became a radio sensation in his home country of Denmark and neighbouring Sweden.
It was around 2004 when Kid Massive found his calling in house music. Signing to legendry label Slip & Slide he delivered his first international hit Get Busy in 2008, which reached #2 in the Beatport Top 100. Building on this achievement, he released two hugely successful reworks of seminal classics titled Music Is The Answer and Touch Me (In the Morning). The latter was released on Roger Sanchez’s Stealth Records, launching Kid Massive onto the world stage and establishing him as an important part of international dance music.
Fast forward to 2010 where he had clocked up support from dance music’s elite including Roger Sanchez, TV Rock, Bob Sinclar, Eddie Thoneick and Avicii, continuing to gain respect with releases Pride (A Deeper Love) and Home. The first of these, a rework of the C&C Music Factory classic, complete with an epic remix from John Dahlbäck, gained radio support across the globe and achieved shining reviews in both IDJ and Mixmag, propelling it to #5 in the UK Buzz chart.
Hot on its heels came Home, the powerhouse collaboration between Kid Massive, Grammy Award winning artist Paul Harris from Dirty Vegas, Michael Gray of Full Intention fame and sultry vocalist Sam Obernik. Hailed as ‘Ibiza summer magic’ and championed by Pete Tong on Radio 1, Home hit an even more impressive #2 in the UK Buzz Chart and #5 in the Cool Cuts Chart.
And now in 2011 the first single from the same named album A Little Louder, featuring legendary house vocalist Peyton, has blown up to epic proportions with an incredible list of achievements: #5 UK Club Chart, #19 UK Cool Cuts Chart, #10 UK Buzz Chart, #38 Beatport Top 100, #11 Beatport House Chart, #19 Australian ARIA Club Chart, #3 DMC World Chart and #2 DMC UK Chart. The unmissable remix package from TV Rock, Bassjackers, Muzzaik and Damian William garnered heavy support from national UK and French radio stations, plus the likes of Tiesto, Fatboy Slim, Roger Sanchez and Chuckie, remaining in the Beatport Charts for a whopping five months.
All of this successfully paved the way for the second album single Don’t Cry with explosive remixes by Hard Rock Sofa, Olav Basoski, Bass Kleph and Neon Stereo. Featuring Billboard chart-topping vocalist Mark Le Sal, it earned another place in the official UK Club Chart reaching #7, plus #9 in the UK Buzz Chart and airplay on BBC Radio 1, Kiss FM and Capital FM, and was played five weeks in a row on Roger Sanchez’s global Release Yourself radio show.
Which brings us to the eagerly awaited third single Yawn – a fun fuelled collaboration with UK pop starlet Sam Obernik and Dutch MC Jay Colin, sure to take the world by storm. A hit in the making, the release and accompanying video will be out before the end of the year and will cause fans to do anything but yawn! The album itself will follow in early 2012, with a dynamic range of music featuring diverse vocal collaborations.
Alongside his own production work, Kid Massive is also label manager of the swiftly rising imprint Get Down Recordings. With an upcoming release schedule packed with fresh and exciting talent from around the world, Get Down has become synonymous with the discovery of exciting, forward-thinking house music and the promotion of talented emerging and established artists.