Party Time05 Aug 2015
Party Tips from a Pro: Kyle Watson
Kyle Watson has been blowing up your radio stations with his jam “Back to You” with Kylah Jasmine. We caught up with this Jozi native before his performance at Griefest 2015 to find out how he switches on the crowd.
1. FEED OFF THE ENERGY
You can always feel the exact moment that you need to take the crowd up to the next level. It’s hard to explain in words, but when you’re up there and everyone’s in front of you, there is this feeling that you get and that’s when you know you need to take it up to the next level. It’s not something that you can touch, it’s something you can feel as an artist.
2. THE BASS WAVE
I have a token move for when I really get into it. Over the years it’s been given a name– the bass wave. I have giant hands, and I extend one out as far as it can go, and then when the beat drops – I just boom. It’s definitely going to come out at Grietfest, because I’m planning a bass heavy set. Maybe I’ll get the entire crowd to ride the bass wave.
3. DO IT FOR THE MUSIC
I’ve never been to Grietfest before, but I’m getting really amped because the crowd looks like the best kind of crowd you can play. Responsive, awesome and a hundred percent there for the music. The best thing for an artist is when everyone’s at an event, and they’re just there for one reason – for the music.