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25.11.12 - Forza Italo - Dublin,IE
07.12.12 - Red Laser - Manchester,UK
25.01.13 - Bordello a Parigi - Delft, NL
26.01.13 - Pingwing - Gent
01.02.13 - 030303- Utrecht, NL
29.03.13 - MagicWaves Void - Glasgow
July 6 2013
06.07.13 - Batofar, Paris - France
13.09.13 - Femur Club -Madrid, Spain
21.09.13 - Rotterdam, NL
October 2013 - Paris
at Serendip Festival, France 12.10.13
Magic Waves - Berlin, Germany
Femur Club Madrid
Kid Machine, aka Mark Wilkinson is a producer and performer based in Wythenshawe, Manchester UK. Mark has been Djing and producing since the mid 90s, and made his DJ debut in Melbourne, Australia on Christmas Eve 1999. On his return to the UK he started to make house music under the name Maruko, and released a now rare EP 'NYC People' on his own label Deluded Recordings. Studying Graphic Design at the time he also hosted a Friday night show on student radio combining stupid humour and banter with serious music and mixes.
Mark was DJing as Maruko in Manchester up until 2006 before giving it up to focus on production and an alternative sound to House.
The Kid Machine project got under way in 2007, with experiments in electro, disco, and space influenced music. In 2009 he got his debut EP Velours 77 (digital and limited CD) released by Manchester label Sounds of the Suburbs records.
Since then, Mark has gone on to become an International performer, taking his live sets around the world, and releases music with the likes of Viewlexx, Flight Recorder, Red Laser Records. His full album released by Cyber Dance in 2014.
Mark is a close collaborator with Flemming Dalum and pays tribute to him for 'breaking his music to the galaxy' by first including his tracks in the legendary mixes.
Expect: Epic, space, darkness, italo-influenced, electro, emotion, slow-motion, analogue, digital, hardware, heavy, chuggy, military.
Velours 77 EP - (Sounds of the Suburbs Records) - Digital/CD 2009 - UK
'Dragon' - (Relux Rimini Records) - Digital 2012 - Denmark
'Replicants EP' - (Viewlexx) - 12” Digital 2012 - The Netherlands
‘Fantasmi with Flemming Dalum’ - (Red Laser Records) - Forthcoming October 2012 - 12” - UK
‘Pegasus’ - (Red Laser Records) - 2013 - 12” - UK
‘Space Renegade’ - (Flight Recorder Records) - 2013 - 12” - UK
'First Contact' - (Cyber Dance Records) - Summer 2013 - Double 12” - UK
'Black Futura' - (Red Laser Records) - Summer 2013 - 12" - UK
Marc Remillard ‘Feeling Fresh’ Kid Machine Remix, (So French records) - Digital – 2009 - France
The 1,2,3,4s ‘You Do Something to Me – Kid Machine remix’ (Sounds of the Suburbs Records) - Digital - 2010 - UK
The Robot Scientists ‘Black Hole - (Kid Machine's Black Hole Vocoder Mix) - (Emerald & Doreen Records) – Digital - 2012 - Germany
The Robot Scientists ‘Black Hole - (Kid Machine's Black Hole Vocal Mix) - (Emerald & Doreen Records/Kiez Beats)- Digital - 2012 - Germany
Private ‘Everywhere’ (feat. Genasis) (Flemming Dalum & Kid Machine Remix) - (I AM PRIVATE Records) - Digital 2012 - Denmark
Eclectic Sound ‘Bycycle’ (Kid Machine Remix) - (Disco Volante records) - Digital 2012 - Italy
Emile Strunz ‘Deception’ (Kid Machine's Revenge Reprise) - (Flightrecorder) - 12" Forthcoming 2012 - UK
Mohear 'Go Away' Kid Machine Remix) -(Electunes) - 12" 2013 - Austria
International support from...
"During my lifelong search for italo and other electronic music from the 80ies - I stumbled over Kid Machine.
His unique sound and style immediately blew me a way - and I had to present his fantastic tracks in one of my mixes.
Dragon and Replicants kick started Kid Machine career – watch out for more !"
(Flemming Dalum – Moustache / Cyber Dance / Roller Disco / Bordello A Parigi / Flexx / Panama Racing / Magic Waves )
Kid Machine is undoubtedly one of the greatest Italo-Electro producers to emerge this year and is in fact so good that he gives even the original classics a run for their money!!"
(James Penrose - Magic Waves Radio / Cyber Dance Records / Casionova)
"I really love Kid Machine's dark Italo-electro-disco-influenced synth sounds. They always remind me of John Carpenter soundtracks. His productions are essential, don't miss them!
He transforms my favorite vibes from old underground Italo Disco tracks into dark, contemporary electro-disco grooves."
(Markus Schneider - The Robot Scientists / Emerald & Doreen Recordings)
"Having had Kid Machine's musical ventures on the radar for a while, I've enjoyed the continued refinement of his unique sound. The passion for Italo flavors and talent has made Kid Machine a strong brand to watch out for."
(Gert Nygaard - Skycreaker / Relux Music Group)