Latte D. Kyd

Latte D. Kyd

BandR&BHip Hop

A unique vocalist with an innovative urban sound featuring high speed rhymes, sultry RnB & live instruments that flirts with rock, funk, jazz. Rapid-fire verses exhibit feminist values yet flavoured with dark humour, delivered in an up-beat format & stand in perfect balance with soothing R&B hooks.

Biography

Introducing Latte D. Kyd... After a self-produced demo featuring various genres including gospel, R&B & hip hop; Latte D. Kyd turned her focus to developing her own unique sound. She hooked up with "outside the box" producer Flavio Monopoli and they set out to create "non-traditional" urban music.

"So Begins The Saga..." is a presentation of four remarkable songs which debut Latté’s distinct artistic style and offer but a glimpse into her potential as a fiercely innovative creative force. Kyd's poetic flows present a unique female vibe, flavoured with an edgy yet sweet comedic twist and delivered at turbo speed over atypical 'beats' consisting largely of live instrumentation with rock, funk and jazz influences. Latté's sultry, soul-inspired vocals make the hooks not only catchy but a soothing contrast to the bullet train verses. This introductory collection, though clearly offering fast paced raps juxtaposed with harmonic refrains is truly unique and difficult to characterize strictly within a single genre (or to experience by reading about it!). Tracks from "So Begins The Saga..." are still in rotation on several college radio stations and the EP received acclaim for both it's interesting mix of music and Latté's raw yet captivating vocal and lyrical capabilities.

"meanwhile...", a new anthology of songs was released in May 2009 which parallels the striking evolution of Kyd's musical influences and abilities over the past few years. The result of collaboration with a select few urban/electronic producers, "meanwhile..." is a promising full-length effort that elevates Latté's signature bass heavy, guitar rich live-feel & exposes more of her versatility as a singer in addition to showcasing her much progressed skills as a rapid-fire style emcee. Kyd's alternative urban sound features catchy hooks yet truly caters to those who crave something different from the typical sounds on the hip hop & pop scene of today. This refreshing talent has wowed crowds with her powerful vocals and speedy delivery at numerous venues in Canada and is eager to take her high-energy show on the road. Already achieving local attention, Latté D. Kyd is definitely an extraordinary up-and-coming artist to watch. From potential to prowess, expect the unexpected.
Visit www.myspace.com/lattedkyd for more information and upcoming performances
Contact latte_d_kyd@yahoo.ca for bookings and interviews

Discography

2009: "meanwhile..."
(LP, CD, copyright 2009)

2004: "So Begins The Saga..."
(EP, CD, copyright 2004)
(Kyd, Monopoli, Vyrostko, Connelly)

2002: "Sweet & Sour"
(demo, CD, copyright 2001)

Set List

"Super Hero Woman"
"Mr. Money Bags"
"Bang On" OR "Hood"
"Red Mary Janes"
"Regular Girl"

(this set is approximately 30 minutes)