Kyle Hall, part of the new generation of Detroit techno, has just released The Boat Party, which is his debut full-length on his own Wild Oats record label. The record release party is this Saturday in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at The Panther Room. Tickets are only $15, buy them here! Hall has been touring internationally since he was 18 [now 22 years old] but feels most creative and inspired to make music in his hometown of Detroit.
I was traveling to Europe and I would come back and it was a strong culture shock,” he says of his earliest overseas trips. “I felt my normal was everyone else’s sense of normal, but it wasn’t. I’d come home and feel I was on another planet. I had just thought every place was dysfunctional like Detroit.” – MTVHive, “Kyle Hall and the Rebranding of Detroit Techno“
The Boat Party album artwork pokes fun at European summer boat parties and juxtaposes the destitute state of Detroit and its recent proneness to discarded luxury in financial crises. Mainly, the inability to leave and the sometimes pleasant isolation of a boat party is what the album exudes. The listener has a certain commitment to the material which definitely has its place on the dance floor. You can find tracks that have soulful, funky, and organic feels, while others have a more abstract, mechanical, and robotic sentiments. The Boat Party was carefully constructed which makes the album a cohesive mix of soulful etherealness and roughly raw sounds; KMFH’s cueing into the true aspects of Detroit.*
*Statement release from Wild Oats
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