Kyle H. Mabson
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|Kyle H. Mabson|
February 1, 1987 |
|Occupation(s)||Vocalist, Songwriter, Musician, Producer|
|Instruments||Vocals, Drums, Guitar, Bass, Noise, DJ|
Kyle H. Mabson (born February 1, 1987) is an American DJ, bassist, guitarist, drummer, vocalist, noise artist, producer and concert promoter, currently the Drummer for XBXRX. Active since 2005, Mabson is best known as a DJ either under his alias "DJ Z Kyle " or his given name. He is an ever present figure of L.A. associated with The Smell and Sean Carnage Monday Nights.
Mabson is a current member or has been a member of over 30 bands/musical projects varying widely in genre, ranging from improvisational noise to jazz and vocal. Including Beach Balls, Whitmen, Laco$te, Small Breed, Guns and Broses, Blacklight Jim Morrison, Violence and Positivity, Smooth Grooves, Toe Jam, the Jails Band, XBXRX, and The Red Hot Thilly Peppers among others. He also performs solo under his given name, Mabson solo performances are a combination of improvisational noise and DJ techniques. Mabson toured solo with Dan Deacon in 2008.
A key figure in the L.A. Scene, Mabson's most notable musical works are "Burger!" a one sided cassette release, and "Don't Stop Belevin'" a re-edit of the Journey classic that has become wildly popular in the L.A. Scene and a staple of his DJ sets. Mabson DJ sets rely heavily on 1990s dance music, especially European artists such as Aqua. He is also known for his blog "Celebrity Juggalos" which features digitally altered photos of celebrities and musicians in Juggalo facepaint, e.g. "slaygo" created by Travis von Sydow. the blog was featured in XLR8R magazine in 2008.
In 2012 Mabson created Mabson Enterprises, an on-line label, that put out 5 compilations of covers and remixes of Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know", Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe", Cher Lloyd's "Want U Back," Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Getting Back Together," and Nicole Westbrook's "It's Thanksgiving." In addition, two compilations for end of year 2012 and end of Q1 2013 have also been released.
- Live in L.A.: Sean Carnage Celebrates Three Years of Monday Nights, LA Weekly. Published August 5, 2008.