Kingdom

Los Angeles based producer Kingdom has built substantial influence with both his discography and the output from his Fade to Mind imprint. He first began to make a name for himself in New York City via a series of mixtapes and club nights; eschewing traditional genre limitations while adeptly combining elements of underground club music with currents of rap and R&B, developing his own potent strain of dance music. After creating several soundtracks for burgeoning fashion label Hood By Air and releasing critically acclaimed EPs on Fool’s Gold and Night Slugs, Kingdom moved to Los Angeles to join close allies Total Freedom, Nguzunguzu, and Prince Will where he founded Fade to Mind as both a label and studio, fostering a growing group of experimental musicians and songwriters and cementing the the label’s cult following. In 2013 he garnered heavy attention for executive producing Kelela’s debut CUT 4 ME while also laying the beat for its breakout single “Bank Head”. His debut album Tears in the Club will be released in February of 2017 and features collaborations with SZA, Syd tha Kid, and Shacar. He has toured extensively across North and South America, Asia, and Europe, and has been featured in publications such as The Fader, Dazed and Confused, Pitchfork, and Artforum.

Management:
Noah Rubin @ Octavolt

US Booking:
Miro Wiesner @ Surefire Agency

EU Booking:
Paul McQueen @ Primary Talent

US Press:
Dana Meyerson @ Biz3

UK Press:
Seb Burford @ Worldwide Friendly Society Communications

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Kingdom - Tears in the Club
February 24, 2017

Tracklist

  1. What Is Love (feat. SZA)
  2. Each & Every Day (feat. Najee Daniels)
  3. Nurtureworld
  4. Breathless (feat. Shacar)
  5. Tears in the Club
  6. Haunted Gate
  7. Nothin (feat. Syd)
  8. Into the Fold
  9. Timex
  10. Down 4 Whatever (feat. SZA)
  11. Nothin (Club Mix) (feat. Syd)

Digital:
Buy & Stream Digital

12″ Vinyl:
Fade to Mind Shop

Kingdom’s debut album.

Artwork by Sam Rolfes.

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Kingdom - Nothin (feat. Syd)
November 18, 2016

Tracklist

  1. Nothin (feat. Syd)
  2. Nothin (feat. Syd – East Coast Club Mix)

Digital:
iTunes / Boomkat / Stream


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Kingdom - Shox
March 25, 2016

Tracklist

  1. Shox
  2. Punished

Digital:
Bleep / Boomkat / iTunes


After a year focused on vocal collaborations and curating his Fade to Mind imprint, Kingdom returns with Shox, a two track instrumental EP, and the first element in a wave of new Kingdom material set to debut this year. Two delicately brutal tracks that are equally at home in the club or as the soundtrack to late-night off-road drives. While working on his forthcoming debut album set to be released later this year, Kingdom dove deeper into emotional instrumental territories, sonics he developed while working alongside vocalists and songwriters like Sza, Kelela, and Dawn Richard, as well as through collaboration with Prince William and Bok Bok. With a unique approach to blending R&B and club music, Kingdom’s maturation as a composer continues down the path he blazed with his last release, Vertical XL (2013).

Shox is a crystalline club track that embraces an otherworldly industrial aesthetic, a devastating half-time beat driven by horns and hydraulic drums. Punished embodies the rap-club aesthetic Kingdom pioneered in his early dj sets and seminal mixtapes, allowing intricate percussion work to find its voice on top of the heavy bass, embodying a night of hedonism and the resulting physical punishment of waking life the next day. Both tracks merge influences ranging from ATL rap to first-wave R&Grime, held together by Kingdom’s signature sound design and flourish for mystical club music.

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Kingdom, MA - Kingdom b2b MA NGUZU on RinseFM Jan 8, 2015 [2-hr set]
January 8, 2015


Kingdom b2b MA NGUZU aka #July10th
+ Guest host Dawn Richard
Fade to Mind on Rinse FM 1.8.15

Tune in to Fade to Mind on Rinse FM the second Thursday of every month at 3pm PST / 6pm EST / 11pm GMT – Listen at rinse.fm/player/ and on 106.8 FM in London

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Kingdom, Prince William, Rizzla - Fade to Mind on RinseFM October 9, 2014 [2-hr set]
October 14, 2014


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Kingdom - Vertical XL
May 28, 2013

Tracklist

  1. Bank Head ft. Kelela
  2. Zip Line
  3. Corpse
  4. OG Master
  5. Viper Lash
  6. Takedown Notice
  7. Viper XL

Digital:
iTunes / Juno / Boomkat

Vinyl 12″:
[US] Fade to Mind Shop / [UK] Rubadub

Vertical XL is Kingdom’s 5th EP, a personal body of work made during his first years living in Los Angeles. The seven tracks chart a wide emotional terrain, connecting recent developments in Kingdom’s production with seminal darker influences. Drawing its stories from moonlit rural isolation and dissonant moments in club vortexes, Vertical XL is a definitive insight into Kingdom’s journey as an artist, steeped in elements of grime, jungle, and R&B.

On the euphoric / cathartic lead single “Bank Head” (featuring Kelela), Fade to Mind’s new vocalist Kelela completes Kingdom’s new vision of R&B, marking the first release in a series of upcoming collaborations between the two. From love to loss, the fresh romance of “Zip Line” gives way to the dark mortality of “Corpse.” The grime-influenced “Viper Lash” is designed to rattle the club, an abstract dancefloor weapon with ominous bass explosions and spattered percussion. Completing the EP are “Takedown Notice,” a slowgrinding bedroom ballad, and the anthemic build of “Viper XL.”

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Kingdom - VIP Edition
December 12, 2012

Tracklist

  1. Fukin Jaker
  2. Goodies Remix
  3. Okay to Dance VIP
  4. Stalker Ha (Rap Mix)
  5. Timesup VIP Dub
  6. Appetite Edit
  7. Say Yes
  8. Say Yes (Instrumental)
  9. Goodies Remix (Instrumental)

CD:
Fade to Mind / Juno / Groove Dis

Vinyl 12″:
Pre-order

A collection of original productions, reconstructions, and previously unreleased dubs & remixes. VIP EDITION will be issued on limited edition CD and 12″ vinyl only, with original cover art by Kingdom.

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Kingdom, MikeQ, Nguzunguzu, Total Freedom - FadeFM November 12, 2012 [150min Live Set]
November 12, 2012


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Kingdom - FadeFM July 27, 2012 [74min Live Set]
July 27, 2012


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Fade to Mind ∞ Night Slugs @ SXSW

MOCAtv Presents:

*After Hours* Party @ SXSW 2013

Saturday Night March 16 // Midnight-6 AM
Buy Advance Tickets & RSVP »

Special B2B sets from the entire
Night Slugs & Fade to Mind rosters
+ Secret guest appearances!

BOK BOK // KINGDOM // L-VIS 1990 // NGUZUNGUZU // MIKEQ // GIRL UNIT
// FATIMA AL QADIRI // PRINCE WILLIAM // KELELA // TOTAL FREEDOM //
RIZZLA // MASSACOORAMAAN


Also @ Official SXSW Showcases:

Friday March 15 / 8pm – 2am
THE MADISON 307 W 5TH ST, AUSTIN
RSVP »

Saturday March 16 / 8pm – 2am
EASY TIGER 709 E 6TH ST, AUSTIN
RSVP »

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RSVP for Fade to Mind #10 »

FRI AUGUST 3RD
Fade to Mind #10

ft.
JAM CITY [Night Slugs] (L.A. Debut)
TOTAL FREEDOM
KINGDOM
NGUZUNGUZU
P.O.L. Style [Numbers]
PRINCE WILLIAM

Join us in celebrating the
FIRST ANNIVERSARY of Fade to Mind

Free before 11PM / $10 after / 21+
Downstairs @ Los Globos
3040 W Sunset, Los Angeles

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RSVP for Wildness Movie Official After-Party »

WE ARE IN THE BASEMENT. DONT GET LOST ;-)

Wildness Official After-Party
Hosted by RASPUTIN (Luke Nero & Andres Rigal)

Music by Fade to Mind
DJs: Kingdom, NGUZUNGUZU, & Total Freedom
Performance by Kelela Mizanekristos

BASEMENT OF RASPUTIN
665 N Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, CA
FREE ($5 SKIPS LINE)

http://wildnessmovie.com/
http://www.facebook.com/RASPUTINLA

WILDNESS Outfest LA Premiere Screening Info:
http://www.facebook.com/events/488782727815379/
Tickets: http://www.outfest.org/tixSYS/2012/filmguide/films/3568

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RSVP for Fade to Mind #8 »

/FRI JUN 1/
Downstairs @ Los Globos
3040 W Sunset, Los Angeles

ft.
BOK BOK [Night Slugs]
KINGDOM
TOTAL FREEDOM
PRINCE WILLIAM
KELELA [Live performance 10PM]
+ visuals by SUBTRANÇA

Free before 11PM / $10 after / 21+

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RSVP for Fade to Mind #7 »

/FRI APR 13/
Downstairs @ Los Globos
3040 W Sunset, Los Angeles

ft. Rizzle
Ma Nguzu b2b Kingdom
Na Nguzu b2b Total Freedom
Prince William
+ visuals by Subtrança

21+

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Fade to Mind #6

/ SAT MAR 3 / 10 PM /
@ The Waldorf Hotel
1489 E Hastings VANCOUVER

ft.
Kingdom
Total Freedom
Massacooramaan (aka Dave Quam)
+ Resident DJ Cherchez

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Fade to Mind #5

/ FRI MAR 2 / 9 PM /
@ Chop Suey
1325 E Madison St SEATTLE

ft.
Kingdom
Total Freedom
Cedaa
Massacooramaan (aka Dave Quam)

21+
$7

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RSVP for Fade to Mind #4 »

@ Los Globos 3040 W SUNSET
LOS ANGELES

ft.
Massacooramaan (aka Dave Quam / Fade to Mind)
The Claw (Live at 10pm)
Kingdom
Total Freedom
Nguzunguzu
Prince William

21+
FREE before 11
$10 after

DOWNLOAD: Cedaa – Patagonia

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RSVP for Fade to Mind #3 »

November 18, 2011
3040 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

♦ DOUBLE RELEASE ♦ ft.
MikeQ (w/ Live MC Kevin JZ Prodigy)
Kingdom
Nguzunguzu
SFV Acid (Live at 10pm)

21+
Doors at 9:30pm
$5 Before 11pm
$10 After
♦ Kingdom’s Dreama EP out Nov 21 on Night Slugs
♦ MikeQ’s Let It All Out EP out Nov 22 on Fade to Mind

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RSVP for Fade to Mind #2 »

September 30, 2011
3040 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

—–FEATURING—–
The Claw (live at 10pm)
Girl Unit
Kingdom
Nguzunguzu
Total Freedom
Prince William
& a Mystery Guest

Doors at 9:30pm
$5 Before 11pm
$10 After