Experimental indie electronic artist Childe shares his brand new mixtape via Prolifica Inc. Stream here.
The mixtape is an amalgamation of Childe’s various kaleidoscopic influences, and shows the fruitful beginnings of his talents in the production world.
Featuring on the mixtape is a tech-house remix of Childe’s fan favourite track ‘Child’ by globally recognised and acclaimed multi-instrumentalist/producer Crackazat.
Crackazat, who has previously remixed Tom Misch as well as supporting Bonobo and Floating Points live, moves ‘Child’ into a tech-house realm; featuring four-to-the-floor rhythms, rich pads, evolving basslines, and Childe’s effortless dulcet vocals.
About his new mixtape Childe says: “I was working out my live show and ended up making a jam and adding some vocal bits and edits to some of my favourites from the last year. Sudan Archives is a beast. She’s the first track on there – a violinist and singer who makes this electronic violin R&B situation that slaps, and Berwyn who I love. Got my lovely little remix with Crackazat in there too!”
Earlier this year Childe released his self-titled debut EP which has amassed 2 million streams on Spotify, receiving support from tastemakers including The Line of Best Fit.
The debut EP from Childe is an immaculate coming-of-age collection of vulnerable electronic pop comforts, that found their inception whilst the artist was travelling across America. A transgressive and eclectic fusion of indie and electronica, the EP sees the introspective artist confront his relationship with trauma, lonerism, and addiction to destruction.
“This EP is full of conversations.” Childe says. “It’s DIY therapy. Whether I’m talking to myself about loneliness on ‘Just Me’, or the inevitability of temptation on ‘Bad Ideas’, all these songs have helped me to process the last five years of my life. It’s always hard to say it’s finished, and maybe it never is, but I know I’ll be able to look back on these songs as a time capsule and I love that.”
In less than a year of releasing music, Childe has proven to have all the ingredients to capture a listener’s imagination with his emotionally-wrenching storytelling set to soaring ambient songwriting. Growing up in a rural English town, surrounded by a music obsessed family, his talents led him to study theatre at the legendary performing arts BRIT school provided an inspiring environment for Childe, that led to on to support slots with King Princess on tour. It’s Childe’s unconventional take on pop music punctuated by that fantastical persona that provides a vital tonic for modern-day pressures.
“The thing that connects my songs is that they all started as a way of me figuring something out. It’s about being okay with the journey of life, learning to bed myself in and trust the process and to know that it’s okay for expectations to change, to mess up and to reconcile. I come to a song with a problem, and the song helps me fix the problem.”