Kaye (saxophone)

One of the first and very few professional saxophonists playing actively in the Singapore club scene, Kaye’s love for Jazz has morphed into adventures with club music. A Jazz influenced musician, Kaye has gone off the beaten track instead of playing with other musicians in typical live music venues, he prefers to build his style with computers, DJs and clubs. For almost two decades, his niche position of being one of the few live musicians to be regularly featured in the Singapore clubbing scene still stands. Being an electronic music producer and DJ as well has made him one of the rare ones in the industry who “get it”, and has enabled him to craft out unique blends of live music in an electronic setup. This diversity has led him to being called in as a sessionist for live club acts such as KiNK, DJ Vadim & the Russian Percussion (with Mr Thing and Yarah Bravo) and Reel People Sessions, and his lightning quick improvisational reflexes have enabled him to jam alongside many other producers and DJs who were open enough to let him, during their sets without any prior rehearsals – Kenny Dope, Kerri Chandler, Gerd Janson, Bradley Zero, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Basic Soul Unit, Linkwood, San Soda, Kyoto Jazz Massive, Russ Dewbury and Dam Funk are but a small selection of worthy mentions.

An electronic music producer as well, his original material and remix work has been featured on labels like Universal,
WahWah45s (UK), Darker Than Wax (SG), Heard and Felt (Melbourne), Dejavu (Italy) and Ensemble (Belgium), and has done production work for Nokia, Arts Central (Frequency of the City Season 1 & 2), as well as mini projects for radio shows (Zouk Radio, Lush 99.5). Not a stranger to the studio recording scene, his sax can be heard on albums and tracks released by Toby Tobias, Arttu, Tim De Cotta, Electrico, X’ Ho, Vanessa Fernandez, Alicia Pan, Michaela Therese, Sheikh Haikel, Olivia Ong; Singaporean movie soundtracks (Forever Fever, Chicken Rice War); and a whole host of other work, including a remix of Hong Kong diva Sandy Lam.