After Butter Side Up launched into the New Year with a performance from Specter and Andrew James Gustav, they have shot back in with yet another great booking. In February Wire will welcome Detroit’s young, talented and painfully good Kyle Hall.
Still in his early 20’s, Kyle has proved himself among the most elite of those who hail from the Motor City, having already fabricated music that has been of a quality high enough to get onto labels such as Omar S’ FXHE, Hyperdub and Warp Records. Kyle also has his own imprint, Wild Oats, also a supremely influential label in itself, which has fronted releases from the likes of Jay Daniel, Anthony Shakir, Funkinevil and Da Sampla as well as Kyle himself both under his birth name and his alias KMFH. Yeah, he’s KMFH girl! Not akin on keeping to a certain style, Hall has built a strong catalogue of tracks that have oozed glitchy breaks, funk driven grooves and mechanic percussion, all gaining the nod from his peers that have helped Kyle rise up to become on of Detroit’s most exciting youngsters.
Supporting Kyle will be another young gun on the rise in Leeds, TMS. Born and bred in the city, Tom has been gaining sets all over the city at Back To Basics and Deep Fever, to name just a couple, and has got his tracks signed to Odd Socks and Mora Music. Keep an eye on this top selector and good friend of Butter Side Up, who will be joined by a selection of residents from BSU’s own Hamish Cole, Hugh Bailey, Johnny Sleight and Ciaran Hansen.
Words by Josh Plews
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