After playing an outstanding set at HARD Day of the Dead, Kastle dropped a mix of his more club-friendly selections as a preview for the rest of his Fall tour dates. Featuring tracks from Friend Within, Youan, Blonde, French Fries, and Phazz, amongst others, the mix easily qualifies a must-listen. As per usual, the Symbols Recordings founder is on point.
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Today, Antonio Cuna, better known as the Brooklyn-based producer Sweater Beats, just released his That Feel EP, on Kastle‘s Symbols Recordings. On the EP, he showcases a fresh take on his R&B-leaning future bass sound swapping out samples for original vocals for the first time. Check out That Feel below and purchase it on iTunes.
In celebration of the release of That Feel, Sweater Beats has put together a GDD exclusive “15 Minutes of Timbo” mix highlighting select Timbaland-produced tracks that have greatly influenced his music. Additionally, we were able to chat with Sweater Beats about his experience as a musician growing up in the suburbs of Maryland, his vision for the new EP, what he hopes to accomplish with his career and more. See the tracklist for the mix and the full interview after the jump.
As we say goodbye to Summer and roll right into Fall, our very own BONES and TOKS present to you the 131st edition of The Dirt, equipped with (10) heaters to warm up the weekend. BONES offers up some new versions of popular tracks while TOKS gives up some fall-fitting vibes. Don’t miss out on these puppies, they might just be exactly what you need to kickstart into the brisk nights to come…
BONES’ .zip (5 tracks)
Toks’ .zip (5 tracks, 52 MB)
Listen + Download all (10) tracks after the jump!
Back once again with the 129th installment of The Dirt with Troy Kurtz & Three Wise. We’re covering all the bases this week with some tasty new snacks courtesy of our friends over at Main Course, an energized remix of Beyonce, as well as Kastle‘s impressive rework of Drake which is nothing short of class.
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Kastle’s newest remix on Minds On Fire Records takes on UK’s Youan and his single “Your Trust” released on the Your Trust EP. Youan is someone Annie Mac featured in her FMM segment the other week, now this Kastle edit flips the original upside down adding a heavier lead synth and bassline that brings about more balance to the piece. Originality makes this house edit uncharacteristic of Kastle’s normal downtempo sound, but nonetheless he delivers the same fashionable vibes to get your freak on. The killer combination of Youan’s vocals shows what happens when two budding UK producers pair up to get you vibin’ on the dance floor.
Over the past two years, I’ve had the pleasure of attending The Do LaB‘s famed transformational festival known as Lightning in a Bottle, and each time it was truly an indescribable experience unlike any other. With new dates falling in the heat of Summer and an unfamiliar venue situated in a desert environment, this year’s festival underwent a significant amount of change in certain aspects, but its fundamental anatomy remained as artistic, conscious, purposeful, and spiritually vibrant as ever – exceeding my expectations and providing for yet another phenomenal weekend.
Through hosting an extensive lineup of some of the most in-demand musicians, DJs, speakers, yoga instructors, and artists, among many other performers and participants, Lightning in a Bottle has once again exemplified why it has gained such prestige as a world-class event that draws thousands from far and wide. After the jump, I’ll run through my thoughts on the new venue/atmosphere, my top 3 performances, late-night happenings, other highlights, and some photos to give you a better visual perspective of the festival.
On deck for Kastle‘s on-point Symbols Recordings is a 4-track EP from 20 year old video game enthusiast and bass music prodigy, Lindsay Lowend. This young DC producer blends his interests in gaming and technology with a seemingly inherent feel for building depth and vibe to his music, a rare quality found in such green talent. Already picking up support from some big guns around the scene, I’d expect the Wind Fish EP to make some large waves toward the end of this summer. Available August 6th. √+
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This month Kastle has been on his first ever live tour to support his recent album of the same name, out on Symbols a few weeks ago. I was so excited to see what he could bring to the live sphere that I just had to get in on the action at 285 Kent last friday! Check what I though after the jump!