Kidragon (KD) began DJing at the age of 13. Born and raised in San Diego, CA, KD found himself immersed in an environment of hip-hop. Under the tutelage of SD’s finest DJ’s, KD worked tirelessly to develop a well-rounded game from vinyl digging; to mixing, scratching, & beat juggling. Migrating north of San Diego for college, he took advantage of the burgeoning DJ scene and latched onto some of the pioneers of Djing history - such as J.Rocc, Rhetmattic, and Melo D. His desire to learn more about the craft and the culture has opened doors to traveling throughout the US, Canada, and Europe, while also allowing him the opportunity to tour alongside Slum Village and the late James Yancey (J Dilla) in 2001. He performed on the world reknowned Apollo stage in Harlem NY, as well as rocked at the Tools of War Park Jams alongside Hip Hop’s most well known idols.
A seasoned battle DJ, KD made sure to follow in the footsteps of his predecessors and preserve the artistic advancements of turntablism. His music arsenal contains (but is not limited to): hip hop, funk, soul, disco, boogie, deep house, electro, jazz-funk, and rare groove.
Notable mix projects include Dope on Plastic: a collage of funk, breaks, beats and library music & the acclaimed Dirty Jazz mix alongside Mellow Orange brethren QSTN. Currently, you can catch KD and his Fiancée Bella Loki weekly at the Virgin Hotel in Chicago, dropping educating sets and positive vibes. To KD, it is and will always be about spreading that good music!