celebrate the Toronto debut of Stacy Kidd with T.O.'s
own Kevin "KAJE" Johnson (DNH Records, CKLN
88.1), Blueprint (Jason Klaps, Mike K. & Alan
Lo), and Moreno (Level 101).
Born and raised
in Chicago, Stacy Kidd has always been into music every since
he can remember. Growing up, Stacy was influenced by an array
of music icons such as, Joe Sample, Earl Klugh, Stevie Wonder,
Steve "Silk" Hurley, and Paul Johnson, just to name
a few. The greatest of these influences is Stevie Wonder, whom
Kidd says, "There would be no Stacy Kidd without Stevie Wonder."
Kidd has been DJing since 1987 and producing since 1989. Stacy
began releasing records in 1994. He met Paul Johnson in 1990 and
from there things took off for Stacy. Since 1990, Paul & Stacy
have been best friends and worked on a lot of projects together.
In 1994, Stacy and Paul collaborated their talents to produce
a record on Dance Mania Records entitled, "Stacy Kidd &
Pilly P - Doin Thangs Vol.1". Following "Doin Thangs
Vol. 1", Kidd and Johnson released another record called
"Vol. 2 - Stacy Kidd & Pilly P". Shortly thereafter,
Stacy released his first solo project on Dance Mania, "15213
Loomis". After the release of "15213 Loomis", Stacy
moved on to Cajual Records (Green Velvet's Label) to release the
single, "What". Kidd soon returned with Paul Johnson
to release another release on Dance Mania, Vol. 3 of "Stacy
Kidd & Pilly P".
In 1996, Stacy
recorded a release on UK Label, Peacefrog Records, called "Think
of You". On the heels of his UK release, Stacy began to travel
abroad and play various parties all over the world. A year after
his release on Peacefrog Records, in 1997, Stacy produced another
record on Peacefrog's sub label, Daddy Records. In 1998, Kidd
began the year with a lot of traveling and numerous remix projects.
Stacy's first remix was for UK dance powerhouse, Ministry of Sound,
for London artist, RhythMatic Junkies. Soon after, Kidd produced
his first record for French dance label, Riviera Records, called
"Chicago Life". It would be this dancefloor favorite
that would open doors a release deals for numerous other producers
& DJ's like, DJ Dan, Terry Mullan, et. al. Following "Chicago
Life's" success, Kidd would later team with friend, Paul
Johnson, once more on another record entitled, "Jammin"
on Riviera Records, with Paul producing its remix. "Jammin"
would go on to be a highly successful dance record also, helping
to get deals with other producers & DJ's like, Mark Farina
and others. In 1999, Stacy began to tour a lot in France, Australia,
USA, etc. It was at this time that Stacy began to headline with
other producers & DJ's like: Thomas Bangalter, Erick Morrilo,
Roy Davis Jr., Derrick Carter, Bob Sinclair (Chris), Paul Johnson,
Glen Underground, Super Funk, Gene Farris, Boo Williams, Basement
Jaxx, DJ Sneak, Steve "Silk" Hurley, Felix the House
Cat, Daft Punk, and the list goes on. However, on the dawn of
the new millennium, Stacy started off even bigger. First, Stacy
produced a record with Bad Boy Bill's label, Moody Records, called
"Razz-a-Jazz". Next, Kidd went on to produce more remixes
for Loveslap Records and Tilted Records. After those releases,
Stacy produced a record with Tony Humphries on Humphries's label,
Yellorange Records, entitled, "Thank You". "Thank
You" received numerous radio and club play from the likes
of renown DJs and producers such as: "Little Louie"
Vega, Tony Humphries, Basement Boys, Roger S., and many more.
Due partially to its buzz from the likes of the aforementioned
DJs and producers, Stacy went on to receive 5 licensing deals
for "Thank You".
In 2001, Stacy
definitely has a full plate with various projects soon to be released.
First up is Stacy's long-awaited album, which will be released
on Tilted Records, entitled "The Chicago Sensation".
Kidd also has a new record that will be released on Confidential
Records in Japan, a new record on Steve Silk Hurley's label in
Chicago, a new release on Dusttraxx Records (Paul Johnson's label),
a new record on Basement Boys Records, and new records on Yellorange
not miss Stacy Kidd in his first Toronto DJ performance...prepare