“Few artists today truly possess that Midas touch,
which transports the genre (and of course their listeners) back to the golden days…
Cid D Kid is providing House with both a breath of fresh air
and a dose of nostalgia…” –Todd Terry
Inspired by the golden age of house music, his latin roots and anywhere he can capture inspiration, Cid D Kid’s refreshing Tech-House and Progressive fused sound (occasionally laced with soulful, female vocals) seamlessly bridge the old school and new school of dance music. Cid D Kid - also known as Brian Cid - was raised in the Dominican Republic and South Florida and is currently residing in New York City where he produces and engineers a variety of genres ranging from Dance, Rock to Hip Hop.
In a short period of time behind the commercial music scene, Brian Cid has produced and engineered projects for Lady Gaga, Beyonce, The Disco Biscuits and Snoop Dogg – just to name a few. With continued success proving his multidimensional talents in various genres, in March of 2011, Brian Cid remixed Rihanna’s chart topping single, “What’s my Name,” independently released on his SoundCloud. Impressed by Brian Cid’s talents and success of the remix, legendary house music DJ, Producer & Remixer, Todd Terry, humbly offered to mentor and work with Brian Cid. Later that year, Brian Cid released his first original record entitled “Slave to the Beat” with little to no marketing under Terry’s label, In House Records, and it garnered over 40K web impressions in its first week.
Keeping his momentum and expressing another one of his many talents, Brian Cid began Dj’ing at well-known, intimate NYC clubs and venues resulting in a steady growth of appreciation for his unique approach, style and sound. One year after his SoundCloud debut, in March of 2012, Brian Cid received generous offers to appear and perform at the Winter Music Conference [WMC] in Miami, known as the ground zero for electronic dance music creators and fans from around the globe. Shortly after Cid's W.M.C. performance, he shared the success of the club hit "Let it Rain" by breakthrough artist Amy Weber when the record made an extraordinary leap from #20 to #6 on the UK Music Week Commercial Pop Chart.
Currently working on various releases with different labels, Brian Cid continues to produce and engineer notable, multi-genre projects. However paving his own lane on the house music scene as a Producer/DJ, Brian Cid aka Cid D Kid is truly a name to look out for in the coming months.
Natalia Flores - Dumb (Cid D Kid Paradise Club Mix) [Carrillo Music]
Cid D Kid - Slaves to the Beat [InHouse Records]
Cid D Kid Bad Bad Dream (Club Dub) [InHouse Records]
Dominatorz & Bassmonkeys feat. Amanda Wilson - Don't Throw it Away (Brian Cid REMIX) [Sea to Sun Recordings]
Corona - Fly Away (Brian Cid REMIX) [Sea to Sun Recordings]
Brian Cid Ft. Mezcal - Yerba Buena [Kult Records]
Brian Cid Ft. Don Blanquito - Rio [Kult Records]
Brian Cid - The Roots [Kult Records]
Brian Cid - The Meaning of Sound [Morrison Recordings]
Brian Cid Ft. F.Stokes - The Rhythm of My Soul [Morrison Recordings]
Cid D Kid - Slaves to the Beat (Radio MIX)
CID D KID Ft. Kamile - Keep on Rockin' (RADIO Version)
Dominatorz & Bassmonkeys feat. Amanda Wilson - Don't Throw it Away (Brian Cid REMIX)10
CID D KID - GROOVE MACHINE2
Cid D Kid Interview
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In the music industry, titles can become quite confusing. Producers are now the artists, the artists...In the music industry, titles can become quite confusing. Producers are now the artists, the artists become the deejays and only God knows who does the song writing and so fourth. While everyone wants to be that extra someone, only a few people can truly wear versatile hats and genuinely do it well. Producer, Engineer and DJ Brian Cid also known as Cid D Kid is a mastermind when it comes to being able to properly handle multiple aspects of music. His resume backs that up. Having worked on projects which includes Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Snoop Dogg, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Terri Walker, Curren$y, pop star Natalia Flores and more, he is not only head engineer at Damon Dash’s DD172/BluRoc recording label but he is also currently working with the legendary House producer Todd Terry.
Born in the Dominican Republic, Cid relocated to the U.S. where he not only studied International Business but also went on to obtain an Engineer Degree in New York City where he still lives. The Lower East Side resident manages the East Village located Sweet Sound Studios where much of the musical magic happens.
As an artist, Cid D Kid has continued to be recognized as a powerhouse as his recent house release “Keep On Rockin’” featuring vocalist Kamille, has stormed the progressive charts. Todd Terry has added Cid’s “Slave to the Beat” track on his ‘Studio Sessions’ album and he is gearing up for more projects that are dropping soon. Cid D Kid’s track record at this point is undisputed and it will be that way for quite a long time.
AJ-You have worked on projects ranging from house and dance down to Hip-Hop and being from L.E.S, which is one of the greatest hubs for melting pots of musical styles and genres, how much of that environment has played a factor in you as a musician?
CDK-I think anyone can agree that the LES is a great place for anybody in a creative field, especially music. Walking through the neighborhood every day on my way to the studio is a great inspiration. LES keeps my mind fresh, it’s full of great venues, people with an awesome sense of style and a terrific underground vibe. At any given day I can just go around the block and check out some great jazz, a rock band, a hip hop act or some house music, which is taking over a lot of the spots. So for me, someone that likes to blend sounds from different genres, this works perfect.
AJ-Considering that you’re quite multifaceted with your ability to easily glide through different elements of music, what’s your initial creative process when taking on a project whether Dance, Hip-Hop or even Pop?
CDK- First thing is to picture in my head the final product. Once I’m in that frame of mind, I start molding the production towards that goal. I just need to feel inspired, that’s all. I need to feel that tickle in my stomach! There is no formula, it can be coming up with the drums first and then some catchy melodies or the other way around. The main thing is to build a strong base and then take it from there.
AJ-Your record “Keep On Rockin’” is doing really well on the Progressive charts. It features the vocalist Kamille. The interesting thing about the track is that it is one of those songs that could stand on it’s own with or without a singer but the vocals on it completely adds a great texture to it. How did you come across her?
CDK-As a recording/mixing engineer I get to work with many talented vocalist at my East Village Studio. Kamille was definitely one that stood out, her voice really caught my attention, it’s very powerful and it comes out very effortlessly. I knew I needed to include her in my project .
While working on “Keep on Rockin’” I was determined to give the song a live feel, so I let her improvise most of it. It was a real fun and easy process because it happened naturally.
AJ-As an engineer, you have worked on tons of projects ranging from Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Snoop, Curren$y, Terri Walker and the list just continues! Nowadays because people can get access t
Keep On Rockin' with CID D KID new music video
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Last time we checked in with DJ/producer Cid D Kid it was summer and he had just released his single...Last time we checked in with DJ/producer Cid D Kid it was summer and he had just released his single “Slaves to the Beat.” Today he comes to us with a new music video for his latest single “Keep On Rockin” released on InHouse Records. The house producer told ITS that his track has no samples and to achieve the “oldskool vibe with newskool sounds” he mixed analogue synths and pluggins.
The house producer stresses the importance of the video’s uplifting message “the concept of Keep On Rockin’ is to never give up, and that the only thing that can stop us from getting where we want to go in life is ourselves. The rope represents our will power, once broken, nothing can stop us, so no matter what we need to ‘Keep On Rockin’ ”
CID D KID Will Keep on Rockin'!
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CID D KID is a talented producer from NY by way of the Dominican Republic and Florida. After working...CID D KID is a talented producer from NY by way of the Dominican Republic and Florida. After working with some of music’s biggest heavy hitters, CID D KID is now focusing on his own music and unique sound which has been influenced by Erick Morillo, who he sites as having an asthetic that he really appreciates.
CID D KID‘s track “Keep on Rockin’” featuring Kamille is a true club banger. Its a “clap your hands, say yeah” kind of track that will have you up on your feet and dancing before you even know what hit you. The track breaks free from its keyboard heaviness in the third minute and really lets loose.
Kamille‘s vocals add a smoky soulfulness lend a different kind of depth to the track. CID D KID has really accomplished something special with this track by mixing old school nostalgia with a new school flare.
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Brian Cid Tech Rider:
1. MIXER: Pioneer DJM-700, DJM-850, DJM-900 Nexus or DJM-2000
2. CDJs: Pioneer CDJ-2000, CDJ-900 or CDJ-850
3. 2 Monitor Speakers of Premium sound quality and reliability, depending of the size and layout of the venue. Plus adequate amplification.
4. 2 power plugs 230v near the DJ table (max 1m from the table)
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