Kid Crème is the best-known moniker of Nicolas Scaravilli, an internationally renowned house DJ, producer, and remixer closely affiliated with Junior Jack and the Defected label collective. Born in 1974 to an Italian family in Brussels, Belgium, Scaravilli first became involved with the electronic dance music scene in the early '90s. During this period, he and DJ Murvin Jay (i.e., Francis Shabard) were the resident DJs of Club XXX, a house music night at the Brussels club Theatre of Vaudeville; he worked as an assistant engineer at Let's Go Studios, where he met and befriended his future DJ partner, Junior Jack (i.e., Vito Lucente); and he set up his own home studio.
During the mid-'90s Scaravilli founded his own label, DTM Recordz, on which he released his own music under the SDP moniker (Back to the House of Pain, 1996; Nevralgia, 1997; Logical Drums, 1997), and he also released music under the Scaravilli moniker via the label Drop Dead Discs, most notably a 1996 remix of L.T. Project's "Boom." Additionally, there were a couple Junior Vasquez remixes ("Reap [What You Sow]," 1995; "Lift Me Up"), the latter of which was an early collaboration with Lucente before he became known as Junior Jack. In the late '90s, Scaravilli remixed Lustral's "Everytime" (1997) on Hooj Choons and teamed with Psychogene (i.e., David Garcia) as Sharpside for Critical Freaks (1999), the first of a series of releases on Records Deluxe.
Scaravilli debuted as Kid Crème in 2000 with "Austin's Groove" on Jalapeno Records. Remixed the following year by Erick Morillo, who added vocals by Shawnee Taylor, the track was released in the United Kingdom on Ink Records and in the United States on Subliminal Records, quickly becoming an international club hit. The next couple Kid Crème productions, "Down and Under" and "Hypnotising," were also released internationally and proved popular over the course of 2002 and 2003. There were also a few productions as Niquid (Background, 2001; Italian Style, Vol. 3, 2001; Saxaphobia, 2002) and Monkey Boie Rascal (Everybody, 2002; Clap Your Hands, 2002; Dark Taste, 2002), as well as a bunch of remixes: Kluster's "My Love" (2001); Shakedown's "At Night" (2002), Thick Dick's "Insatiable" (2002), Kylie Minogue's "Love at First Sight" (2002), Junior Jack's "Thrill Me" (2002), and Planet Funk's "Inside All the People" (2003).
At the height of his newfound international renown, Scaravilli teamed with Lucente for the double-CD mix album In the House (2003), released by Defected and billed to Junior Jack and Kid Crème. There were a couple additional Kid Crème productions ("Doing My Own Thing," 2004; "The Game," 2006), but for the most part, Scaravilli subsequently took a break from production and began cashing in on his international renown as a DJ, particularly in Ibiza, where he frequently resided. ~ Jason Birchmeier
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