Anyone who knows about Kastle in turn knows of his passion for R&B, whether it be the influence seen in his production, sprinkling of tracks in his mixtapes or sets, or the great fusion of the two: R&B remixes. After a very successful remix of The Weeknd’s “The Party & The After Party” last year, Kastle takes another bold leap into fiddling with one of the great rising stars in the R&B culture: Frank Ocean. Following Frank’s (deservedly) massive hype over the early release of “channel ORANGE” a few weeks back, Kastle’s “Pyramids” premiered this past Friday during Skream & Benga‘s weekly “beats, bass, and banter” on BBC Radio 1. Thankfully we only had to endure radio rips of the track for one weekend, as today in true bootleg and honorable fashion Kastle’s put it up on his SoundCloud for free download.
Not really going to play around here, I adore everything both Frank Ocean and Kastle do, they share a deeply honest and soulful approach to music which is something that hits you right in your core, sets off a lot of feeling (whether emotional or physical) that truly makes you feel alive. I have no doubt this will be a solid addition to many iPods, mixtapes, crates, and bedroom playlists alike.