In 2006 Matt Edwards set in motion a movement that would creep deep into the cracks of the underground techno and house scene. Driven by determination and guided by innovation, Edwards would shape Rekids into one of the most prolific and respected labels of the coming decade – and beyond.
With a proven track record for realizing artistic potential, Matt, perhaps better known as Radio Slave, has been driving talent to the forefront ever since. Some of the industry’s biggest influencers and style icons have emerged from the Rekids vision. Artists like Nina Kraviz and Peggy Gou, whose music caught the ears of Matt and Rekids. In fact, it was Rekids who hosted Nina’s first live show in Rex. Mr. G and his genre-defining album ‘Retrospective’ found a home on Rekids alongside quintessential releases like SRVD’s ‘ELEVATE’, Radio Slave’s “Feel The Same’ and of course Nina’s ‘Ghetto Kraviz’, all of which have become synonymous with and contributed to the spirit of Rekids.
Diving into the back catalogue is like a techno encyclopedia, Carl Craig, Kenny Larkin, Gerd Janson, Chris Liebing, Speedy J, Rodhad, Len Faki, Mike Banks (Underground Resistance) and many more have all released music under the Rekids banner, gaining a highly devoted following. Residencies in iconic techno havens like Rex and Panorama Bar and showcases on multiple continents continue to inspire and spread the Rekids energy worldwide. It’s no wonder why or how Rekids got to where it is today, hard work defined by dedicated principles and a talent for artistic vision tends to attract success, however you measure it.