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PALE THE KID BIO
Kid Stretch has started his involvement in music as a dj back in 1997 spinning mostly Hip-Hop, Funk, Disco, Soul, Funky Breaks, B-Boy Anthem and Mash-Ups. In 1998 participates in the Greek DMC and takes the 2nd place but two years later he participated again and took the 1st place. He represented Greece in the World DMC in London’s Millennium Dome. The same year one of the best Greek Hip-Hop groups are formed, the WARRIORZ, and Kid Stretch is the producer and dj of the band. Warriorz have contributed tracks to Greek compilations, they have released a CD single for FM Records and the album “Way Of Life” in their own WARRIORZ RECORDS. They have also released the album “Hippofunkchoerus”, a Funk/Hip-Hop project with the cult Greek funk band NASA FUNK. Additionally they have co-operate with top notch hip-hop artists like JERU THE DAMAJA, LIL’ DAP, 7L, ESOTERIC, BLADE, MAINFLOW and more which will be featured in their forthcoming album. Kid Stretch has done warm-ups to artists like Rjd2, Andy Smith, Jeru The Damaja, Esoteric, Blade, Mainflow, Akil (from Jurassic 5) and more.
In 2007 Kid Stretch participated in the “Battle Of The Year World 2007 Soundtrack” with the song “Live For The Funk, Die For The Funk”, next year his Funky Disco dancefloor track “Beat Goes On” makes it to the “Battle Of The Year 2008 China Soundtrack” and later that year “On & On” is featured in the “Battle Of The Year World 2008 Soundtrack”. In 2008 he has done a remix for 2CRUSH’s “The Funk Next Door” which was released on V.I.M.BREAKS RECORDS, in the beginning of 2009 he has released his first 12” single called “Get Away” on GOODGROOVE RECORDS.
Pale Penguin has started his djing career back in 1991 spinning mostly Tech-Breaks, Funky Breaks, Techno, Tech-House. Since then he’s one of the key figures in Greek electronic scene. He has participated in big Greek festivals (Sola Luna, Balkan Voices, Urban Rhythm, Reworks, Butterfly, Spring Festen) alongside Slam, Felix Da Housecat, Dave Angel, Luke Slater, Dominic Eulberg, Modeselektor, Rob Luis (Tru Thoughts), Coldcut, Octave One, Eddie Piller etc, he has done warm-ups to artists likes Rjd2, Thievery Corporation, Richard Dorfmeister, Nightmares On Wax, Kid Loco, Dj Mushroom (Massive Attack), Frank Popp, Bjorn Torske, Bentley’s Rhythm Ace, Snowboy, Hooverphonic etc. Since 2003 he’s resident dj in Bar/Club Elvis, Thessaloniki, Greece presenting Friday “BreakTech” nights in which he has hosted Meat Katie, Lee Coombs, Tom Real, Malente, Andy Smith, Ursula 1000, Smacs & Crazy Sonic, Lee Bass and Aidan Lavelle. He’s been resident dj to club Liebe, Thessaloniki, Greece in which he has done warm-up sets for Meat Katie, Kevis Saunderson, AtJazz, Break The Box etc. He has done exclusive Breaks mix sets for many net radios (Ibreaks Radio, NSB Radio, Breakbeat.Ca site, NuBreaks Radio), and exclusive mix CD’s (“Battle Of The Breaks” series) for Freeze magazine
Additionally he’s the main music contributor to Greek music and urban culture magazines Freeze, Soundmaker and Crawford Magazine.
Since 2006 he’s member of The Scientifics-a Breaks/Tech project which have released singles and remixes for labels like V.I.M., Erase, Basstard, Relax and Groovebox, performed live throughout Greece, Italy and Germany, and being presented worldwide in mags, sites, radios, forums Since early 2007, together with Echonomist and Mr.Lookman, launched and manages V.I.M. (Very Important Music) Records, releasing quality Breaks, Tech-House, Electronica singles and albums by many International and Greek artists.
Together Kid Stretch and Pale Penguin have organized a lot of Funky Breaks/Disco/Soul parties and events (they have organized the legendary “The Score” funky parties in ELVIS Bar, Thessaloniki, Greece as Kid Stretch & The Duke), they have done warm-ups for RJD2 and ANDY SMITH (DYNAMO PRODUCTIONS) and they have spinned for the annual “Battle Of The Year Balkans” events and parties from 2003 till now. From Autumn of 2008 they have decided to produce music together and the project PALE THE KID was born. Their music can be described as “uplifting Electronic Disco-Breaks for the dancefloor with Funky, Soul and Rave drops”. You can expect releases and remixes during 2009 for labels BREAKBEAT PARADISE, V.I.M.BREAKS, WARRIORZ MUSIC, TIMEWARP MUSIC. Stay tuned………