“The name Kyle Hall first appeared on a record sleeve in 2007, when he was just 17. He came under the tutelage of Detroit luminaries like Rick Wilhite, Mike Huckaby and Omar-S in the early stages of his education, and released his first 12-inch through the latter’s FXHE label. House music has formed the basis of Hall’s sound these past six years. His style is loose and mainly improvised on hardware. Hall has been working with others a lot lately: he’s recently teamed up with Funkineven, Kero and MGUN, and, as he says below, is keen to continue this trend.
Last week Hall reached perhaps the biggest milestone of his career so far with the release of The Boat Party, his debut album, which came out on his own label, Wild Oats. Its raw drum machine workouts and bit-crushed synth lines are pure Kyle Hall, but the album covers a lot of ground across its eight tracks—”Finnapop,” a bumping ghetto house track is particularly assured.”