1. Kiddy Smile – Let A B!tch Know
2. Kiddy Smile – Let A B!tch Know (Gene Farris Re Rub Dub)
3. Kiddy Smile – Let A B!tch Know (Boston Bun Remix)
4. Kiddy Smile – Let A B!tch Know (Catz ‘N Dogz Morning After Remix)
5. Kiddy Smile – Let A B!tch Know (Accapella)
Kiddy Smile is an emerging icon of cultural expression. A Parisian native, Kiddy has the magnetic appeal of an instinctive performer and the style and flair of a one-of-a-kind musical star. In July 2016, i-D premiered the powerful Let A B!tch Know video (now on 136k+ views just four months later) and now the single gets a full digital release.
After signing to Defected earlier this year, Kiddy Smile comes through with his debut single for the label along with some seriously heavyweight remixes that span the house subgenres.
Kiddy’s music pulses with the energy of the ballroom scene of his native Paris. ‘Let A B!tch Know’ is embedded in the dance rituals and traditions of the scene in which Kiddy is an influential character; the track snaps with the energy of a dancer voguing and expressing themselves on the dancefloor.
The remixes of ‘Let A B!tch Know’ come courtesy of three house music greats who can appreciate the instinctive danceability of Kiddy’s original, adapting this essence to explore the potential of the track within their own styles of house. Chicago dance music icon Gene Farris gives his deep interpretation, amping up the bass hook and the drum flourishes, creating the tension that sparks electricity on the dancefloor.
Next up, fellow Parisian and Ed Banger Records mainstay Boston Bun raises the tempo, splicing in synths to give the track more of a peak time vibe. Catz ‘n Dogz’ minimal approach lets Kiddy’s barbed vocals shine, engaging the duo’s rolling tech house style with the colourful world of the Paris balls. The release comes complete with Kiddy’s opulent spoken vocal as an accapella.
Kiddy’s here to let you know, this is the most unflinching house release you’ll hear this year.