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Creator / Kyle Ward

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Kyle Andrew Ward (born July 4 1985) (also known as KaW) is a musician, game developer, and businessman who is known for making music under the names of KaW, Banzai, Smiley, and Inspector K. He is known for creating In the Groove and ReRave with Chris Foy, and created music for the rhythm game, Pump It Up Pro.


  • Synthsations (2003)
  • Urban Comatose (2006)

Tropes in Kyle Ward's works

  • Genre Shift: Many of the aliases go to different genres of music combined with Dance.
  • I Have Many Names: He has numerous aliases for his music, his main one being KaW. The other ones are ☻, Inspector K, Banazi, E-Racer, and Oscillator X (when collaborating with John Mendenhall).
  • Lucky Charms Title: His name ☻ is used for his Hardcore Techno songs. It is referred to as Smiley.
  • Trance: When he’s KaWand Banzai and E-Racer, the music is this genre with emotional melodies.