By Catalina Briceno
CALGARY – South African DJ and producer, Kyle Watson is back with his highly anticipated album, Into the Morning, which showcases a wide sonic spectrum and an array of musical influences. Released on the label This Ain’t Bristol, he experiments with hip-hop, low-driven bass, raw house basslines and captivating vocals.
“I pulled inspiration from the different music I like to listen to. It’s such a diverse project and I wanted the fact it was electronic to be the only thread running through it.”
At the same time Watson says, “The focus right now is 100 percent on house music as I gear up for another year of touring, but I’m not saying that I won’t explore those other avenues again in the near future.”
Last year, Watson had an explosive introduction touring the U.S. for the first time playing and dominating illustrious festivals like Lollapalooza, Shambhala Music Festival, CRSSD Fest, and Dirtybird Campout. This year, he’s back in the again studio cooking up new music, which he hints will also focus on dynamic vocals, then back out on the circuit.
“I’ve got a few festivals I’d love to get the opportunity to play at. Other than that I just want to write the best music I can to make sure the parties are even better than last year.”
Watson is set to swing through Western Canada playing Feb. 13 at Maxx Fish (Whistler), Feb. 14 The HiFi Club (Calgary), and Feb. 15 at Chvrch of John (Edmonton).Chvrch of John, Maxx Fish, The Hifi Club, Watsoner