“Riot Squad’s Mike Kelly and Kyle Maclean left behind their hometowns – Johannesburg and Durban respectively – in order to pursue their love of music in South Africa’s mother city, Cape Town. With music playing a major part in both their lives from a young age, the decision was based on the need to gain further musical education, and broaden their horizons in the city at the forefront of South Africa’s burgeoning electronic music scene.
In January of 2010, Mike and Kyle both happened to enrol at Cape Town’s renowned Soul Candi Institute of Music in order to study music production. Small classes meant that students spent a lot of time getting to know one another and so Mike and Kyle quickly began forming a close bond born from the love of electronic music. Their appreciation for harder, musically sound productions spanned such diverse genres as Drum and Bass, Dubstep, Breaks and Electro.
After six months of reckless partying, friendship gave rise to the decision to join forces and work together. Despite the fact that both Mike and Kyle enjoyed prior solo success as DJ’s and Producers (with Mike having previously produced under the aliases ‘Mini K’, ‘Mizer’ and ‘M.J. Kelly), the decision to come together as a creative unit was an easy one. And so, in July 2010, Riot Squad came to be.
With their sights firmly set on conquering the international market, be sure to keep a close eye on the indisputable DJ and Production force that is Riot Squad!”
Riot Squad – Call to Arms Vol. 3
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Riot Squad – Call to Arms Vol. 2
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