CASE STUDY 1: Kyle Watson - Into The Morning LP [This Ain't Bristol]
Kyle Watson is one of South Africa’s biggest dance music exports with a strong following of loyal fans spread throughout the globe and his debut album released through This Ain’t Bristol absolutely blew us away. This Ain’t Bristol handpicked a few tracks from the album for us to work with.
We were originally commissioned to work with the taster EP released a month prior to the album which contained both ‘You Boy’ and ‘Chomp’. These tracks already had support from a range of high profile DJ’s through This Ain’t Bristol’s mailing list such as; AC Slater, Annie Mac, Billy Kenny, Golf Clap, Hood Rich, Josh Butler, Justin Martin, Kissy Sell Out, Low Steppa, Mat.Joe, Maximono, NiQW, Pete Graham, Riva Starr, Stanton Warriors, Todd Edwards, Vanilla Ace, Worthy and Weiss to name just a few.
Our efforts secured support for ‘You Boy’ from Pete Tong, got the track shortlisted for his BBC Radio 1 show, secured the same track to be featured on Saturday Night Kiss with DJ SKT, both ‘You Boy’ and ‘Chomp’ to be featured on Heldeep Radio, Night Owl Radio as well as both tracks being broadcast across multiple stations such as Data Transmission Radio, Flex FM, Funky SX, House Beats Radio Station, House Masters Radio, Kiss FM Australia and Pioneer Radio to name a few.
A short while after working with the taster EP – we were commissioned on a couple more tracks from the album entitled ‘Sides’ and ‘Lights On’. Sides received its world premiere through Pasquale Rotella’s Night Owl Radio first broadcast on Sirius XM. The same track was also supported by DJ SKT on Saturday Night Kiss the night after on Kiss FM UK. After release, ‘Sides’ then received support from Sam Supplier on Rinse FM, another episode of Heldeep Radio plus both tracks being supported in separate episodes of Saturday Night Kiss Fresh with Andi Durrant. In addition to this, both tracks were continually broadcast across the likes of; Ibiza Live Radio, Source FM, Trickstar Radio in addition to continued support across the previously mentioned stations and a range of syndicated radio podcasts.
We had the pleasure of working with Barely Royals collaboration EP aptly named ‘The Alliance’. This release featured some of UK Bass music’s most respected names including the likes of Bushbaby, Dread MC, Taim, Distro,
Pelikann, PVC and Negativ adding their special flavour to Barely Royal’s well established unique sound. Through our targeted DJ mail-out’s this release gained positive feedback and club support from the likes of:
AC Slater, Andi Durrant, Cutline, Das Kapital, Daze Prism, Echo Knight, Endor, DJ Q, Frazah, Frederique, Freefall, GLXY, Hybrid Theory, Isenberg, Jay Robinson, Kissy Sell Out, Lucent, Maximono, My Nu Leng, Neon Steve, Noisia, Rico Tubbs, Rrotik, Sirmo, Sirus Hood, SISTER Collective, Sonny Banks, Skepsis, Steve Darko, Tik & Borrow, TS7 plus many more!
Our efforts into Radio saw Barely Royal secured for guest mixes/interviews across Kiss Fresh, 5FM and Reprezent Radio including track premieres along with those shows. In addition to these Radio takeovers we also secured multiple features for tracks in this EP across regional FM and Online stations such as;
BSR, Dash Radio USA, Flex FM, Fresh Radio, Funky SX, Inspiration FM, Kane FM, Kemet FM, Kiss FM Australia, Rinse FM, Somer Valley FM, Sub FM, Trickstar Radio, Unity Radio, Voice FM plus more!
In addition to the above, we also secured the track to be premiered across YouTube and Soundcloud through channels such as :
Bass Entity, Bassness, Chemical Energy, Deeprot, Insomniac Events, MA Music, Pack London & Wobblecraft
As an added extra we also secured written reviews for the EP across MA Music and Dance Like Nobody’s Watching.
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