HVAD is the current alias of the musician Kid Kishore. The word HVAD can be translated into English as “what,” a term that appears regularly on HVAD’s records. The artist, who is based in Copenhagen, is not only the owner of the notorious Danish label Syg Nok records. He is also involved in a variety of other projects, such as co-owning the so-called Kommunial Dubplate service in Denmark, which presses limited dubplate releases and makes them available for like-minded artists. In addition, HVAD collaborates regularly with fellow artists like Albertslund Terrorkorps and Tantra, among others.