KINGDOM

KINGDOM (US)

Artist
Born and raised in Massachusetts, Kingdom began his career in NYC’s thriving club scene, creating his first productions while studying visual art at Parsons School of Design. His close collaborations with streetwear legends HBA and the counterculture Ghe20 Goth1k movement made him a force to be reckoned with, holding several residencies before starting his own party series. After maturing his style in New York, he relocated to Los Angeles to join close friends Total Freedom, Nguzunguzu, and Prince William, where he continues to build Fade to Mind as a label and studio, fostering a growing group of experimental songwriters and musicians and cementing the label's cult following. He has toured extensively across North and South America, Asia, and Europe, and has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, The Fader, Dazed and Confused, Pitchfork, and Artforum. In 2009, Kingdom released his debut record Mind Reader on Fool’s Gold, introducing the world to his distinct mixture of club and R&B music. His releases on the London-based label Night Slugs put Kingdom on the international radar, gaining critical acclaim for his That Mystic (2010) and Dreama (2011) EPs. In 2013, Kingdom released his Fade to Mind debut Vertical XL, which featured the breakout hit “Bank Head,” introducing the label's first vocalist, Kelela. He would go on to executive produce her celebrated debut Cut 4 Me, and has worked extensively developing artists like Nguzunguzu, MikeQ and Fatima Al Qadiri. His debut album Tears in the Club was released February 2017 and features collaborations with SZA, Syd tha Kid, and Shacar.
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  • 2017