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Kastle

- US San Francisco, CA Electronica / Dubstep / R&B/Soul

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Sounds Like: DARK SKY, Jamie xx, Tigran Mimosa, Joker - Official, James Blake

Label: Seclusiasis, Symbols Recordings

Manager: Danny Johnson, Media Contender

Bio: The popularity of bass-heavy dance music is spreading like wildfire across the world, with many producers crafting their own styles of dubstep, grime and garage. In the humble city of Pittsburgh, PA DJ/producer Kastle has cultivated his own style of bass-heavy beats with a soulful twist reminisce... See Full Bio

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  • Thu

    Jul 24


    New York, NY, US | 10:00pm

    New York, NY, US
    Thu Jul 24 10:00pm
  • Fri

    Jul 25


    San Francisco, CA, US | 10:00pm

    San Francisco, CA, US
    Fri Jul 25 10:00pm

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    Euphonic Conceptions, DJ Dials, & 1015 Folsom present RE:CREATION featuring KASTLE ELIOT LIPP LINDSAY LOWEND FALCONS b2b HOODBOI D33J PENTHOUSE PENTHOUSE BLEEP BLOOP BLAPDELI CHILLER WHALE FRIDAY JULY 25TH / 10P-4A / 21+ KASTLE Kastle's forward-thinking music results from his long-time love of hip-hop and R&B, fused with the magnetizing effect that dubstep, garage and bass-heavy music has had on him. Last year, his track "Stay Forever" from the eponymous EP reached the iTunes Top 10 Best Electronic Songs of 2012, and he embarked on his highly successful 'Stay Forever' tour across North America, and into Australia and New Zealand. Kastle has garnished strong media attention from the likes of XLR8R, URB, MTV Hive and Fact Magazine along with plays on BBC Radio 1 and KCRW. His highly anticipated debut album KASTLE drops on April 23rd, followed by his first North America live tour. The studio and touring dichotomy of an artist's life is a perfect yin & yang for Kastle in both his production and outlook. His professional experience as an engineer puts forth clean, crisp production, but his love for the party provides a playful bass that eats a room. Altogether, the wide varieties of vocals - both originals and sampled - are a key element to Kastle's sound. "I grew up on hip hop and R&B, and sampling is considered an art form," he says. "It's becoming more and more fun to dig through old records and find obscure samples." He cites another unexpected influence -legendary French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard, who had once said that "it's not where you take things from, it's where you take them to." "Kastle pushes the kind of soulful, low-end-centered, forward-thinking dubstep tunes that could just as easily soundtrack a night out at the club as they could the lonely walk home afterwards." – XLR8R "Kastle hails from the US, and has been keeping us up to date with his various remixes and original productions for a little while now. One of our favourites is his remix of Cassie's 'Me & U', where one of the best R'n'B songs of recent years gets warped into a bass-drenched cyber-pop epic reminiscent of early Joker and Bok Bok's 'Youth Blood' remix." - FACT Magazine ELIOT LIPP This guy knows how to build tension and suspense and break new ground without loosing sight of quality craftsmanship." - Magnetic Magazine After more than ten years of global touring, seven solo albums on labels such as Pretty Lights Music, Old Tacoma Records, Hefty, 1320 and Mush, Eliot Lipp's status as an electronic music pioneer is known to scene experts and weekend warriors alike. Named one of Vibe Magazines top 10 fastest rising DJs (Summer 2013) Vibe says " Eliot Lipp is making moves! ...Signed to Pretty Lights Music, Lipp's omnivorous taste in music expands to include everything from electro to funk to indie to downtempo and trap." Lipp's music tastefully spans genres, styles and techniques. Musically, Lipp is taking chances that are paying off in big ways. In a recent interview with Jay Z's blog Life+Times, Lipp commented that "People are scared to set themselves apart from the norm, but risks need to be taken in order to progress." Perhaps this is what sets Lipp apart from the rest. He is a risk taker, not afraid to do something a little different. LINDSAY LOWEND What do you get when you mix bass music with jazz fusion and a Super Nintendo? Meet Lindsay Lowend, a bass music prodigy from Washington, D.C. Describing his sound as "neon music", this young artist is largely inspired by video games such as Dance Dance Revolution and Beatmania IIDX. His production methods prove to be just as interesting which stem from the demoscene/tracker music scene. While extremely computer and programming driven, each of the tracks on his debut EP pack an enormous amount of soul and depth. He has built his own unique soundscape of bright synthesizers, chords, and melodies overtop very rhythmic and often times unpredictable beats.

  • Sun

    Aug 3


    South El Monte, CA, US | 12:00pm
    Whittier Narrows Recreatio...
    South El Monte, CA, US
    Sun Aug 03 12:00pm
  • Wed

    Sep 24


    Seattle, WA, US | 12:00pm
    Various Venues
    Seattle, WA, US
    Wed Sep 24 12:00pm
  • Tue

    Sep 30


    Atlanta, GA, US | 9:00pm

    Atlanta, GA, US
    Tue Sep 30 9:00pm
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  • EAST 22 WEST (Artist) EAST 22 WEST
    Love your style! SF Dubstep. The Band EAST 22 WEST "Stay True"
  • Blizzard (Artist) Blizzard
    "It's About Us" is a great track! I like your sound.
  • Noise Flower (Artist) Noise Flower
    Thanks for the dance! ox
  • Dylan J. Gregory (Artist) Dylan J. Gregory
    This is really great stuff. Love how you mix the vocals on So You!
  • 00NOVA (Producer) (Artist) 00NOVA (Producer)
    Yo, Much Props Kastle! . Very Inspiring. Keep making hits! -Nova
  • Derek "The Producer" (Artist) Derek "The Producer"
    I'm really feeling Could You Want Me. I liked how you used that video game sound in the song!
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