Egg London resident Kyle E joins us for the latest edition of the Select Cuts series with a fresh mix that includes a custom built intro track just for WWD Readers. We also caught up with Kyle to get the lowdown on all things Egg, new music on Familia and his recipe for the perfect warm-up!
WWD : Kyle, Thanks for taking the time to chat! We’re delighted to have you here!
To kick things off, tell us a little bit about how you first got involved with Egg!
Kyle : I have been at egg for a little over 6 years playing various roles throughout the club.
You’re something of a warm-up/closing specialist. First off, what’s your secret recipe to the perfect warm-up?
Kyle : Taking things easy, not rushing and working with the sound engineer to keep the levels ok so the people playing after me can push it harder.
WWD : You’ve played with wide variety of artists, many with their own unique styles. Do you adapt your sets to the guests joining you at Egg?
Kyle : Yes each week is a different set based around the headliners or the record label which are the headliners. I spend a few hours each week researching the artists I am playing with (if I don’t know them too well).
However I would never play music I do not like just to fit a headliner and if my style didn’t suit the artists that are playing after me I will discuss with the promoters and get someone else in to play who would be more suited.
WWD : For us, the distinction between Producer & DJ has been somewhat blurred in recent times. Do you think there is too much focus on single productions in lieu of mixing skills, reading the vibe and track selection for example in the clubbing scene?
Kyle : There are great producers who are not so good djs. And great djs who are not so good producers. And a selected few who are amazing at both.
I think it is a shame that most producers have to dj as there is not a lot of money in selling records nowadays, this means that the the guys who would normally spend all day working on great music can not anymore due to busy schedules.
WWD : Do you think the role of the warm-up has been affected in recent years?
Kyle : Maybe not so much in a lot of the places I go to party. I like to go to parties where there are residents. Even getting to the party early just to hear the warm up djs.
WWD : Can you tell us about some of your fondest memories at Egg?
Kyle : Too many!! Some of my fondest memories have been seeing djs I have never heard of before play some memorable sets. Then seeing them explode a couple years later and becoming international artists.
WWD : Obviously you’re close to the fellow residents the Willers brothers, how did you guys first meet?
Kyle : We met a couple years ago at egg, I remember them playing a really good set in the loft after we are fstvl 2013.
WWD : What’s happening with you on the production front? Any new cuts we can look forward to in the coming months?
I’ve been producing for a while, I mainly keep my music for myself to play at egg and purposely make music just for my sets. However I do have a track coming out in a couple weeks on my friend Nick Tcherniak label Familia. It’s a 2 track ep featuring a remix by Christian Burkahdt from cocoon.
WWD : You’ve been kind enough to put a little mix together for us, can you tell us a little bit about what’s in there?
Kyle : Some music which I am enjoying today.. Some new stuff some old stuff and some unreleased stuff. Also an exclusive introduced track which I made just for this mix.
WWD : Before we leave you, what are the big dates coming up in your diary for the next few months?
Each and every Saturday at egg. Also the egg ldn party at sonar Barcelona. Confirming some gigs in Hawaii and returning to d edge Sao Paolo later this year. However my main focus is egg.