Kyle Watson

Kyle Watson

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.

In the surburbs of the DC area, dance music was far from being commonplace where Saad grew up. While many kids would have turned to alternative rock in their teenage years, Saad found solace in a love for underground dance music at a young age. With such a huge passion for this kind of music, Saad would decide to take on the route of becoming a DJ and producer himself, looking to prove to the world that dance music is not just for mindless ravers and also to prove that Desi people, like himself, can be artists too.

Stylistically, Saad mixes eclectically from a wide selection that gives love to both moody, emotional cuts to straight-up club stompers. With a myriad of influences, Saad bases his current inspiration in producers like Amtrac, Jacques Greene, and Mall Grab, looking to come up, not as a faceless selector, but as an artist and a figurehead in the scene. And he's quickly emerging in the DC scene, being a recognizable face thanks to delivering support to DJs like Goldroom, Le Youth, and Drezo and heading the local underground dance music Facebook group, DMV Deep. In future plans, Saad is generating hype for his new DC-based artist collective, Sous La Terre, which specializes in leftfield dance music and hopes to branch his music out to an international audience.

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