KYLE HALL (Wild Oats / FXHE), USA
Father Valentine is providing us with a seriously sultry soundtrack this month…bringing some rough and ready flavours straight from the D in the form of the new breed. Welcome to Butter Side Up…KYLE HALL.
One of the freshest faces born out of Motor City, Kyle is still in his very early twenties but don’t let that fool you. Already proving his worth with numerous releases on some of the finest purveyors of the weird and wonderful, such as FXHE, Warp, Hyperdub, Clone, Third Ear as well as his own supremely influential Wild Oats imprint, Hall has become a somewhat of a hometown hero in recent years with his own singular sound gaining serious props the world over. Whether it be the silky smooth, laid back hip hop vibes of his early material beatdown vibe ,‘I Dr Girlfriend’, or his straight up off-kilter machine funk material (get your lugs around his debut LP, ‘The Boat Party’ to see what we mean), Kyle has never confined himself to the norm.
Nestled around some of the finest musicians in the world, let alone Detroit, such as Rick Wilhite, Theo Parrish, Mike Huckaby and Omar S, has very much proven to be beneficial for the young Detroit native. It has given him the platform to construct his own raw take on the techno and house sounds that have been so revered in the city in the last 20 or so years. Wild Oats as a label has continued to push some super weird sounds since it’s inception and is without doubt one of the mainstays in any self respecting audiophile’s collection.
This guy knows his shit, and rightly so with the wealth of talent he has surrounded himself with from such a tender age. Detroit most definitely hustles harder.
Support from TMS (Odd Socks / Mora Music)
Bringing the support we have another youngster who is setting himself apart and started to carve out his own electronic niche. This time we have our own hometown pal in the guise of TMS. Leeds born and bred, this guy will be vibing out ‘til he’s dead. One of our best mates and all round top selector, the Odd Socks mainstay has started to show some ruthless potential when it comes to crafting a beat. Keep your ears to the ground! These chaps won’t be holding back you can rest assured.
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