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Kidnap drops ‘Fortified’ ft. Dwara - Out Now on [PIAS] Électronique

Kidnap, London producer/DJ/multi-instrumentalist/lyricist (whose moniker reflects a youthful prank ‘kidnap’ of himself which hit headlines beyond his wildest expectations) drops single ‘Fortified’ ft. Dwara, a second taster from his upcoming second album due in Autumn on [PIAS] Électronique.


‘Fortified’ ft. Dwara: An entrancing ‘stop and listen’ track, yet danceable. A flow of rippling, melodic piano/synth arps carry thoughtful lyrics (written by Sinai, Dwara & Kidnap) in Dwara’s rich voice, and choral notes. An arresting breakdown introduces otherworldly magical synth chords and the vocal becomes high, incantatory. ‘’Fortified’ is a two-part stanza on resilience through changes’ Kidnap says. ‘The searching nature of the lyrics is expressed in long harmonic passages that wnder before they resolve’.

Finnish-born Dwara was educated near the Himalayas during a travelling childhood which influences her sound and lyrics.Dwara’s sultry vocals are the perfect accompaniment to the bubbling synth lines. Her voice is so powerful that even the most understated delivery arrives with complete conviction’ - Kidnap.

The Album: After the double effect of pandemic isolation and a new baby, Kidnap aka Matt Relton responded with a burst of creativity and a slew of new songs and club-enhancing cuts. His new album chronicles the shift from his partying days playing 100+ shows a year at top venues worldwide, releasing hits on Anjunadeep, Armada…, to welcoming his new role as a young father.


‘Fortified’ ft. Dwara is out now on [PIAS] Électronique. Get it here


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