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Wild Oats Music is an electronic music record label independently operating out of Detroit and in the hands of DJ and producer Kyle Hall and was established in 2008. Kyle Hall is quickly rising to the level of the greats he studied under in his hometown Detroit (his mentors include Theo Parrish, Omar-S, Carl Craig, Rick Wilhite and Mike Huckaby), and is fast becoming on par with some of the most defiant, innovative DJs and producers in electronic music. The only thing that separates him is a handful of years - a decade or two in most cases: he’s still under the age of 20.

Following his debut release on Omar-S' label FXHE in 2007, Kyle knew he wanted to create his own label with his own vision.

Wild Oats has given Kyle the agency to reach into the future of music with releases of first-timers Manuel Gonzales and Jay Simon as well as reach back to his influences and release Anthony "Shake" Shakir's Westside Sessions. The label boasts unprecedented collaborations such as Funkinevil (Kyle Hall and Funkineven) and Zug Island EP done by Kyle Hall and Kero.

By 2009, the name Kyle Hall was beginning to spread throughout various magazine pages and webpages internationally, off the back of his ‘Plastik Ambash’ (released on FXHE in 2007) and the radio mix Omar-S created for fabric (which was comprised solely of Kyle’s productions), as well as the distinctive records that started surfacing on his own imprint, Wild Oats, including ‘Worx of Art,’ ‘The Perfekt Sin’ and ‘The Dirty Thouz’. Kyle has since landed releases on reputable labels across the board - including Warp Records, Hyperdub, Moods & Grooves, Third Ear, and Objectivity - and has been prized by the likes of The New York Times, Spin, Pitchfork, DJ Magazine, Clash and The Fader.

Most importantly, he continues to expand the sound of Detroit through his own Wild Oats imprint, which acts as a platform for his prolific productions and captures the spirit of the city he represents. As he puts it himself:

Wild Oats lives through what Kyle envisions in music now, and in the future. These elements make Wild Oats unique and gives the listener a feeling of Detroit, regardless of where they are in the world.