Growing up in Amsterdam, Jacob Otten, aka Kid Sublime, started to play drums and piano at the early age of five. As a teenager he founded his first band with schoolmates, dedicated to hardcore punk, and short after was heavily attracted to skateboarding and hip hop. Hooked on Gangstarr's 'Step In The Arena' video he found his new passion: scratching. He started practicing, won a Dutch scratching contest and landed a job in the Fat Beats record store in Amsterdam. Only 17 at the time he received local fame through his mix tapes, and got an MPC to enhance his mixes. A year later Jacob joined Dutch-Brazilian band Zuco 103 and travelled the world as their tour DJ. Short after he released his first solo tracks on Steven de Peven's Zephons Mom label. The two formed their infamous Rednose Distrikt outfit and in 2003 released their highly acclaimed debut album 'Iller Dan Je Ouders' (Iller Than Your Parents) on Amsterdam's Kindred Spirits imprint. Jacob went on to start his own label called Jahwell (in conjunction with Rush Hour Records), dedicated to soulfull house music with a b-boy attitude.
His first solo album as Kid Sublime, entitled “Basement Soul” (2005) , created quite a stir among taste making connoisseurs and featured guest vocals by the likes of Melodee, Lilian Vieira (Zuco 103), Nicky Guiland (Heavy), Alma Horton and Jneiro Jarel among others.
Always looking to try something different he released his Hip-Hop album ''Rappin' Blak”(2008) on the Dutch label Dopeness Galore. The album features guest apearances by emcee heavyhitters such as : Camp Lo,Frank N Dank,Defari,Illa-Jay and others....
In 2010 Kid Sublime decided to showcase his songwriting skills and released a ballad/RnB album called “The Alicia Beattape” ...this album has strictly been released online.
Download The AliciaBeattape here:
Dj tours all accross the globe including;
Japan,Australia,New Zeeland,UK,France,Germany,Austria,United States,Estonia,Ireland,Belgium and Holland.