Kid Cut Bio
Nick Burdick was raised on a musical diet of everything from the light operetta of Gilbert and Sullivan to the rock and roll of Status Quo to the disco of The Gibson Brothers. He spun his first record while living in the USA. Shortly afterwards, in the late 90s, he moved back to UK and fell head over heels in love with the big beat sound championed by the likes of Fatboy Slim after hearing Rockerfella Skank on a compilation CD. His contribution to his school rugby team was making the mix tapes they played during the bus trips to their away matches. When he got to university, he fell in with a fairly musical crowd and started exploring the world of house music. While collecting glasses one night at a Leicester club where he was working, he paused to watch the DJ drop Junior Jack’s ‘E-Samba’. It suddenly became very clear to him that he didn’t want to be collecting glasses any longer, he wanted to be the one playing the records. He bought himself a pair of Technics 1200s and starting running house parties that soon became famous in his neighbourhood. In 2013, he started producing his own records after time spent at the London Sound Academy and has now signed to multiple labels including Whartone, Toolroom and Kukushka and is regularly playing gigs and festivals and releasing music. He is based in the sea- side town of Brighton.
Kid Cut on Sentric Electronic
I’m about to leave my hotel room to go and DJ at a showcase for tech-house label Kukushka at the notorious Club 69 in Paisley. In one hand, I’ve got a pair of trusty Senheiser HD25s and in the other, I’ve got a haggis, a generous gift from the promoters and rather appropriate for my first gig in Scotland. I pause for a second before leaving to put the haggis down thinking that perhaps it’s probably best saved for the afterparty.
One of the things I’m looking forward to most about tonight is playing the tracks from my latest Kukushka EP, all of which are signed up to Sentric Electronic for publishing. I got involved with Sentric Electronic after meeting some of the team (Patrick Cloherty and Mark Lawrence) at the Brighton Music Conference in 2018. I didn’t really know a great deal about publishing at the time but I’ve started to understand a lot more about it since starting to work with Sentric. The team have also helped me realise the amount of opportunities that there are for syncing your music to TV programmes, films and other areas of the wider media landscape, something I wouldn’t necessarily have been able to do otherwise.
Sentric’s online system is quick to learn and easy to navigate around. I can set up playlists of my Sentirc-published tracks, enter gig details and submit music for sync briefs easily. There’s also the opportunity to play at festivals and other events that I hope to take advantage of in the near future. The team are super-friendly and always quick to respond if I’ve ever got questions. I managed to catch them at BBC Introducing Live event back in November and it was great to put faces to names and meet the team who are looking after my music publishing once it leaves the studio.