Posts Tagged ‘KASTLE’
Vancouver producer Pat Lok gets the remix treatment here as his deep house original Could Be Mine (released earlier this year on Kastle’s Symbols Recordings) sees flips from up-and-comers Wantigga, Chores and Red Milk. Each of the mixes bring a new energy to Baker’s vocals and the whole package is now available for free download.
JMSN‘s last project is so exquisite that it still get’s play so when we hear that his new EP Pllaje is out Nov 5th it excites us all. The man has collaborated with some of the best artists in the scene right now including most of the TDE camp, Ta-ku, Kaytranada, Kastle, Sango and several others. The diverse collabs are something that really stuck out, it’s incredibly impressive to see such different types of music come together and support each other. I believe that with this new project he will establish himself as the incredibly talented and flat out amazing R&B act he really is. Stream the new song below and pre-order the new EP here.
Posted by @Hernandizzle
Montreal’s Kaytranada opened for Kastle at Fortune Sound May 19th and we even got JMSN to come up the street from his Electric Owl show to perform “Alone”. It’s easy to say that we had lots of talent in the building that night. I got to speak with Kaytranada after his performance about personal interests, future projects and his current European tour. Keep in mind English is not his first language, excuse his french.
Q: First off, what was the first song that really hit off for you?
Kay: The “If” remix, every time I go to any event everyone is talking about the Janet Jackson remix. I don’t really have a choice to play it in my set, the people always scream for it.
Q: You had that project with your brother, were you ever going to release a full mixtape?
Kay: Yeah, yeah! My brother is gonna like this shit. We’re working on a mixtape right now, it’s probably gonna be out in June or when i’ll be back from Tour cause we’re working on it and the mixtape is almost done.
Q: I had heard rumors that you were moving to Paris?
Kay: Where did you get that? I never said I’m going to France but I am going on a European tour. I’m not leaving Montreal at all, I still live with moms, you think I got money for that? Hell no!
Q: Haha, originally you are from Haiti right?
Kay: Yea, I was born there.
Q: What are your main influences?
Kay: J Dilla, Madlib
Q: Are you thinking of signing with anybody? Have any offers come to the table? That you can speak of.
Kay: I can’t really tell about it because it’s not really official but I don’t really wanna be in a label. Probably wanna be independent or if you did a good album by yourself maybe some company is gonna help it’s distribution.
Q: How did the JMSN collaboration come about?
Kay: JMSN asked me to remix one of his songs called “Love & Pain” and my manager said cool then he asked JMSN’s manager “What you think of about JMSN & Kaytranada collaborating on a track?” his manager was down and JMSN hit me up saying “Send me some beats”. I sent three instrumentals which I didn’t even think were that nice and an hour later he recorded the track. To be honest, the final album version is what it sounded like when he first sent it to me, it really didn’t take that long.
Q: How does it feel to be sharing your music to full crowds and going on tour?
Kay: I mean, it really feels great. It’s everything that maybe a DJ wants, to be recognized a little bit or it might grow and get bigger but it is crazy to me. I mean, I’m in Vancouver right now you know! Even though it’s in Canada but like I still think it’s crazy, when I went to Toronto I still can’t believe I went to Toronto to do a show and people came to see me. I don’t understand it.
Q: So, are you liking the travelling?
Kay: I really love it BUT I did start doing the tour. It might be a pending yes cause I really wanna go home sometimes cause you get home sick but that’s with anything you do.
Q: That wave bass sound you’ve got, would you say that it’s your “signature sound”?
Kay: I don’t wanna say that but I’ve never heard anyone do it with the bass. It was something that I found when I was doing a beat and I didn’t see anyone do it with the bass.
Q: Who’s an artist that you can always fall back on?
Kay: I gotta say it’s Madlib all the way, I don’t know… it’s different. The way he uses samples, it sounds so raw and that’s what’s missing in Hip-Hop stuff, they are always doing clean stuff but Madlib is straight raw shit and I know that Madlib only does that.
Q: What can we expect from you in the future?
Kay: I really don’t know but expect it to get better and expect the best.
Thanks a lot to Kaytranada for his time, if you are somewhere in Europe check him out!
I leave you with my favorite song of his, “Typically Her”.
Posted by @Hernandizzle
May Long Weekend is fast approaching us, and what better way to spend your guilt-free Sunday night than at Fortune Sound Club with two rising musical stars.
After a mesmerizing show at Fortune Sound Club last January, electronic-artist Kastle will be returning to Vancouver with Montreal-based sensation Kaytranada on May 19. Kastle’s forward-thinking music results from his long-time love of hip-hop and R&B, fused with the magnetizing effect that garage, house, dubstep and bass-heavy music has had on him. Kastle’s unique fusions will fit nicely with Kaytranada’s modern take on the luscious sounds of 90′s r/b.
This night will also feature performances by local acts 8PRN and Blue Version. While early bird tickets are sold-out, advanced tickets can still be purchased online or in-person at Zulu, Red Cat, Highlife, and Beatstreet recrods.
For a chance to win a pair of tickets, email winnieguestlist(@)gmail.com with your name by Friday, May 17th at 5:00pm. You must be attending the Facebook event page and ‘like‘ Winnie Cooper on Facebook to qualify. 19+ only. Please Use “Long Weekend Contest” as the subject line.
Since bursting onto the scene last year, East Londoners Waze & Odyssey have quickly become a go-to for DJs from Istanbul to Ibiza. Their shuffly, 90s-sounding grooves evocative of 4am warehouse raves have found their way into the crates of BBC Radio One jocks such as Pete Tong, Skream and Benga, and Annie Mac. One of my all-time memories behind the turntables was getting to drop this to a very enthused Peaches’ dance crew in Barcelona last July.
With acts such as Disclosure and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs bringing back classic garage and house influences into the public consciousness, this duo is poised to continue pacing the field.
I Want You (played by Kastle at Fortune)
Turn The Volume On (a personal fave)
posted by @pat_lok
In the city of San Francisco, CA DJ/producer KASTLE -real name Barrett Richards- has cultivated a style of bass-heavy beats that incorporates a soulful twist. And with over 14 years of production experience and a degree in audio engineering, its no wonder that Richards unique concoction of music has taken the world, and the media, by storm. Straight out of the gates, Kastle has garnered strong media attention from the likes of XLR8R, URB and Fact Magazine, along with plays on BBC Radio 1. His production work has also seen him working with such big labels as Ministry of Sound and Scion A/V.
Limited early bird tickets are only $10 and can be purchased online and $13 advanced tickets are in stores at Highlife, DIPT and, Red Cat records.
We’re also giving away a pair of tickets! To enter just email winnieguestlist(@)gmail.com with your name and “KASTLE Contest” in the subject line. You must be attending the Facebook event page to qualify. Contest ends January 28th at 5:00pm.
posted by @clarkbs