Kyle Hall, Rick Wade, Simon Caldwell, Future Classic DJs, Preacha, Astral DJs
Astral People present a rare opportunity to witness two legends of Detroit house in the intimate surroundings of The Civic Underground. Representing the genre’s genesis and its future, Rick Wade and Kyle Hall are the genuine article. Their productions and DJing taps into an essence of deepness often imitated but never mastered.
Rick Wade was infected at a young age by the vibing soul of Al Green and Isaac Hayes that was colouring Chicago’s radio waves. The influence never quite left him; an organic, funky energy pervades his classic deep house stylings since the early 90’s. With releases on seminal labels such as Mood’s and Grooves, Track Mode and Yore and a DJ set famous for its diversity and energy Rick Wade is a rare treat for Sydney-siders.
Kyle Hall is prodigy grown out of the foundations laid by the likes of Rick Wade. After dancing for hours at age 16 at an Omar-S show the legend took him under his wing. Ever since, Hall has crafted productions that tap in to the rich vein of American musical history, drawing on a wide array of musical traditions that weave him in to a larger narrative. His freakish talents have been released on influential imprints such as Hyperdub and Planet E.
Outstanding in their own right individually, this double bill is an unprecedented opportunity to get outrageously deep.