A WIGAN DJ hopes to take another big step towards becoming one of the biggest names in dance music with the release of his latest single.
Ross Davenport, who spins the decks under the stage name Kidd Ross, will release You and I on his own Astronomic Music record label on June 8.
Up-and-coming DJ Ross, 25, has been working towards a career in dance music since he was a child and was influenced by meeting Fatboy Slim aged 10 at a festival and fellow star Tiesto in Ibiza a year later.
The new track is the latest showcase for Ross’ progressive house music style and features guest vocals from Daniel Every, known under the stage name Nxxt.
The release marks the end of a long search for Ross to find the right voice to put with the music, and he is delighted to have secured Daniel’s services.
He said: “I made the track two years ago, I have been looking for the right vocal for it and I came across Daniel Every “Nxxt” on Facebook, doing an Ellie Goulding cover.
“I knew he would fit perfectly for the track so I approached him and he was very interested in it when I had sent it to him.
“He is now an artist on my record label and we have lots of anthems ready for release.”
Ross has recently been concentrating on producing new music since gaining attention for his live appearances.
His biggest shows so far have seen him play to crowds of up to 20,000 people at the Benicassim FIB festival, with one of his two shows there being in the prestigious final slot of the event between 4.45am and 7am.
He first took to the decks live in 2008 at Gatecrasher in Leeds and has played all the best-known Liverpool and Manchester venues as well as gaining himself a guest mixing slot on commercial radio.
You and I is the latest in a long string of releases on Astronomic Music which showcase Ross’ cutting-edge blend of house with elements of trance music.
He has been making his own tracks since he was a teenager, with an early demo earning praise from London’s Ministry of Sound.
You and I by Kidd Ross featuring Nxxt is released on June 8. For more information visit www.kiddross.com and to listen to examples of his music go to soundcloud.com/kiddross