Kyle Hall, Andee Frost, Louis McCoy, and more
19-year-old wunderkind Kyle Hall has been actively involved in Detroit’s house music scene since age 11, when local legend DJ Raybone Jones taught him how to spin records. Subsequently, under the auspices of such notable mentors as Rick Wilhite (Three Chairs) and Mike Huckaby, Hall developed a rich understanding of the city’s deep house underground. By his early teens, Hall was already performing radio and club shows around the area.
Hall’s first break as a producer came at age 16, when he was approached by deep house luminary Omar-S, whose FXHE label released his debut record and introduced his music to a wider audience for the first time. Since then, Hall has enjoyed continued support from Omar-S, whose recent Fabric radio mix consisted solely of Kyle Hall productions. Thus, having enlisted the support of the Motor City’s house elite, the stage was set for Hall to gain recognition as a respected artist in his own right.
Despite being rooted in the lineage of Detroit deep house, Hall’s productions look resolutely forward and refuse to be constrained by the established formulas of the genre. This versatility has been showcased on Hall’s own Wild Oats imprint, launched in 2008. His first release on the label, The Worx of Art EP 1, not only demonstrated his mastery of deep house song forms, but also proved his ability to move seamlessly into other genres, such as the soulful hip-hop of “I <3 Dr. Girl Friend”. Subsequent Wild Oats releases have run the gamut from jazzy instrumental collaborations (The Perfekt Sin) to disjointed hip-hop and futuristic electro (The Dirty Thouz EP). No matter what style of music Hall tries his hand at, he always leaves his own singular imprint.