The South African electronic music scene has been picking up a lot of steam in recent times, and one particular Johannesburg local has been operating miles ahead of the competition. Kyle Watson is the genius in question, known for providing the most perplexing bass-laced house productions in supply at the moment. He’s put out a considerable number of them with help from the This Ain’t Bristol crew, and we’ve been steadily supporting them along the way (if you’ve been sleeping, peep “Camouflage Cat,” “Road Trips,” and “The Cone” immediately!). Watson is currently sitting on his debut full-length, Into the Morning, but he is now offering up a two-tracker as a precursor to the LP.
“Chomp” is a chunky tech cut living on the B-side. On it, he teams up with rising sensation Franklyn Watts, another game-changing artist who takes the strange side of house music seriously. Both of their styles interlock seamlessly, resulting in an outrageously buoyant, jittery bit that is guaranteed to knock a few screws loose. Yeah, it is THAT bonkers.
“This was the first time I’d worked with Franklyn Watts, and I really like what’s come out at the end,” Watson tells Insomniac. “‘Chomp’ has been working really well in my sets over the past few months, and so have the rest off the upcoming album. Really excited to finally send this out into the world!”
The only thing we’d like to add is that the release date can’t come soon enough—August 24, for those who want to mark their calendars or care to preorder now. We have also heard rumblings that This Ain’t Bristol will be pressing it on wax, too—so there’s that. Stay locked for Kyle Watson’s debut album to drop, because it’s certainly worth the wait.
Available July 27 via This Ain’t Bristol.
Buy Kyle Watson x Franklyn Watts’ “Chomp” here.