Hailing from North London, Billy Da Kid kicked off his DJ career at the very young age of 11, with a set comprising mostly of R&B, Hip Hop & House. As a teen, he was also immersed into the reggae and dancehall culture and his passion for this sound would help secure him a reoccurring DJ slot on the highly acclaimed ‘Digital Soundboy’ stage at Notting Hill Carnival.
In 2005, Billy began venturing into radio hosting shows on local pirate stations. It was here he gained the experience and the reputation for being a cool young broadcaster.
It wasn’t long before Billy was invited to supply mixes for BBC Radio 1Xtra and he recently joined the Kiss FM UK line up after delivering several great mixes for ‘Carnival Kiss.’ Billy hosts a weekly show every Wednesday night on Kiss FM UK, bringing together the biggest and freshest music with a credible underground edge. The show is not play listed, therefore Billy has to carefully select every track for Kiss’s target 15-24 year old audience; no easy feat!
With Billy’s knowledge and passion for music he wanted to do more than just play records. Billy started to delve into music production in early 2007, using Propellerhead’s popular software ‘Reason’. Experimenting with the software over many months, Billy created a variety of productions across the board of genres. He’s currently in the studio working with other artists for his first EP and potential remixes are in the pipeline.
Billy Da Kid’s sound is known for being credible and energetic whether it be a live set, or a mix for his weekly radio show. Billy has retained his roots by combining some of the freshest electronic music with a touch of his earlier reggae influences. He has been billed alongside artists such as DJ EZ, Ms Dynamite, Boy Better Know and he was the DJ for the official J Cole after party.
With so much enthusiasm, and constantly striving to become the complete entertainment package, it’s fair to say this is just the start of Billy Da Kid.
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