Multimedia artist Kyle Yip also known as Discrete, is a Toronto based DJ, producer and label owner of Savvy Records.
He is known not only for his Juno Award Nominated full-length album, but also his remixes for international artists such as Brabe, Society of Silence and many more.
His label also hosts the Savvy Records Podcast, an inclusive resource for discovering new and dynamic music for newcomers and more advanced electronica listeners alike. Following a strong library of solo releases, ' The Midas Touch' is Kyle's first full-length solo album. Kyle Intertwined his love for jazz, disco and soul with a deep-house and techno tinged sensibility. This medley of inspirations were crucial to constructing a sound that is not only exuberant and enigmatic, but also nostalgic and thoughtful.
While Kyle is an active presence in Toronto's nightlife, often throwing parties for his Savvy Records label, he is equally involved with an international community of producers and musicians.
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We live in the segregating dimension of physicality. This is how we are able to view things. Our minds work in duality to create three dimensional space, stereo sound and language we can comprehend. Our external and internal perceptions are opposing sides of the same coin. They are inextricably linked and cannot be separated. Our perspective on reality is consequently divided — thesis, antithesis; space, negative space; matter, antimatter.
Religions have devoted their entire practice to the study of consciousness. Three of the four branches of Buddhism, Zen and the Advaita Vedānta sect of Hinduism for example maintain the notion that a separate self independent from the vast cosmos is essentially an illusory sensation. The thinking process that is introspection itself, as Descartes simply said, is synonymous with the sensability. The obverse side of this coin is experienced in the absence of thinking. People who experienced moments when watching something profound in nature such as a newborn or pet describe a feeling of ineffable elation and the transcending of one's self and embody the object observed.
” The transcendental unity of consciousness is not only complicated to convey but is fundamentally incompatible with dualistic languages, adding the onus of trying to understand it using only logic. Language was articulated to work exclusively through symbolism, dividing nature into parts and actions. The word water is not literally water, and the wordit
means nothing in the phrase, it is raining. We must beware when impulsively dismissing ways of cognizing the universe as a whole just because it seems incompatible with the limitations and ambiguities of customary language. The challenge is to transcend our habitual thinking patterns to comprehend the universe in a way that is unified and more encompassing than what we are accustomed to. Absolutely everything in the physical realm that comes into existence will eventually decease, yet consciousness may exist outside time altogether. Some maintain that our self control is the distinguishing factor between ourselves and an external objective reality, but that is also a commonly misconceived concept. Even though in every instant billions of our cerebral synapses fire, tissue cells multiply, and livers mass produce enzymes, we are somehow convinced our minds possess a unique ability to consciously control ourselves and that supposedly distinguishes us from the external world. Recent studies conclude that brain neurotransmitters travel two-hundred and forty miles per hour making decisions faster than we are even aware, so the mind operates self-sufficiently without any need for interference from our thoughts. Control in this context is largely an illusion. Einstein once said;
“ A human being is part of the whole, called by us “universe”; a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest —a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.
This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty ”