Kid Fonque has always kept up with the underground, playing a variety of styles since his residency at 206 (Johannesburg) back in the good old days. His career has been going since the late 90s, and he's played many a set covering the best in beat culture music. From his early beginnings he has covered Downbeat, Latin, Nu-Jazz, Drum & Bass, House, Hip-Hop, Soul and currently Dubstep, but all with a soulful twist and fresh vibe. At the end of the day, it's all one sound.
In January 2004 the Kid released his first mix CD called Saladomundo on USM to critical acclaim, and the follow-up, Saladomundo Vol. 2, was released in March 2005. Craig Massiv and the Kid where sourced to compile and mix a compilation for Jazzanova’s Berlin record label Sonar Kollektiv to expose the label in South Africa, and Kollektiv Worx was released in October 2005 on Ready Rolled Records. Currently the label manager of the popular Soul Candi Records, in 2008 he released Kid Fonque's The Candi Lounge.
Other venues and parties started paying attention, securing gigs at a clubs across the country, giving his sound – what he likes to call 'freestyle' – exposure. Kid fonque has opened and played after internationals such as Bassment Jaxx, DJ Krush, Mr Scruff, Gilles Peterson, DJ Craze and many more. And there’s more to come…