Mar 17 – Kyle Watson “The New Ground Tour”
Musically trained from a young age, Kyle’s foundation has helped him forge a path through the Garage Band generation. Not afraid to step out of his comfort zone, his boundless appreciation for music has given Kyle a unique and eclectic sound that has secured him as one of South Africa’s most successful international dance music producers.
Some of the biggest players in the world – top charters like Oliver Heldens, Pleasurekraft, Sonny Fodera, Claude Von Stroke, Justin Martin, Shiba San,and more – have been supporting Kyle’s music. It is because of this avid support that his music has been released on high profile record labels such as Heldeep, Dirtybird, This Ain’t Bristol, Atlantic/Big Beat, Universal and Ultra.
Within his home country, Kyle’s music has been playlisted on national radio stations and topped their charts. With official remixes for Rudimental, Justin Martin & Malaa (to name a few) under his belt, his productions show no sign of slowing down.
Kyle is well respected within the local industry and his home club Truth in Johannesburg, and has grown his global reach with recent tours across Brazil and Australia. His influences have helped his music evolve into a style of forward thinking house music that combines the grit of bass music with catchy melodies and switched up quirky grooves.
A strong passion for music and an unwavering pursuit of perfection have defined Nima G’s career. Between his original productions, remixes, and flawless DJ sets, he has established himself as one of the most innovative producer/DJs to come from San Francisco. With his varied background, ranging from Drum & Bass to Tech House, Nima’s sets are as exciting to hear, as they are impossible to predict. His high-energy performances and eclectic set lists have seen him share the stage with artists as Doc Martin, Fedde Le Grand, Dirtybird crew, Nero, EDX, John Dahlback, and Bad Boy Bill, to name a few. Despite being one of San Francisco’s most highly sought after DJs, Nima G is also a top-notch producer, spending countless hours in the studio perfecting his sound. With over a decade of production experience under his belt, Nima has created a number of originals, and remixes and his own album Stability.
Nima G’s relentless drive and impressive musical resume have made him one of San Francisco’s top dance music DJs, and he shows no signs of slowing down.
Triangle Man’s audio allegiance ranges from UK Garage, 2-Step, House, Bass, Broken Beat and Future Garage. Maintaining an arsenal of vestal flavors he challenges audiences to adapt to a diverse array of styles on the dance floor. With his roots in the old school he merges classic soulful vocal samples with deep banging tech vibes, hints of tribal drums and warm grimy bass lines. By keeping such an array of flavors in his audio tool belt Triangle Man falls in an unusual middle ground, able to satisfy both house heads and bass music enthusiasts.
Currently Triangle Man is now hosting Sub Society, a monthly in San Francisco on third Thursdays at Harlot. It maintains an appreciation for the underground culture which the scene was born from and showcases a variety of genres ranging from classy well crafted Bass Music to Deep Garage, Tech House, 2Step, Bass House and a variety of other eclectic tasteful flavors.
Rewind and you will find he has been DJing in the North West electronic dance community since 1999. J-Lee, as his friends call him, was one of the last members of his crew to convert to digital in 07 and maintains an appreciation for true vinyl DJ’s and their mixing style.
Frequent trips to Chicago to see family influenced him musically. Spending days ‘diggin’ through new records and old skool forgotten gems J-Lee became heavily influenced by the early Chicago House, Soul and Funky sounds that were prevalent during that era and has kept that organic energy in his music today all while combining it with the newer grimy bass influences coming from the UK and west coast bass house scenes.
Music is an inherent human expression rooted in ancient ritual and the rhythmic patterns of the drum. Keep good music close and explore new music often.