It comes as little surprise that Kastle, a man who’s such an avid and exuberant pusher for music (his own, and his label’s), has just released his first full length album only a short three years after starting this musical project. With a mind-blowing flow of releases, remixes, mixtapes, and shows already in his repertoire, Kastle’s been one of the most useful and gracious advocates of the forward-thinking musical movement in the US. As many talented and unique artists as there are in the world, Kastle is one of very few who I can introduce to absolutely any one of my friends and have them fall hands-down in love with his music without failure.
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After weeks of being on the #GDDRV tour, the GDD djs Troy Kurtz, BONES and Burn Unit return with a massive triple threat Dirt edition that is yours for the taking. Not only were these some of the tracks that stood out over the trips to SXSW and WMC, but also served as the soundtrack to the cross country tour spirit…
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The visionary Southern California music and arts company, The Do LaB, has announced its Lightning in a Bottle 2013 lineup. With a diverse offering of top-tier and emerging talent including Rusko, Nicolas Jaar, Lee Burridge, Emancipator, Kastle, Psychemagik, Jobot, and Odesza, among many others, it is set to be yet another incredible experience supplemented by art, yoga, workshops, speakers, consciousness, and more. For tickets and more information visit lightninginabottle.org.
The second single from Kastle‘s highly anticipated debut album comes in the form of “Make You Stay” — a half time collaboration with LA producer JMSN whom Kastle remixed last year. It’s a sexy, soft ballad, with crisp percussion, harmonic vocals, and one killer keyboard solo from big K. Pick this single up on Symbols Recordings April 9th and keep an eye out for another collab between these two on Kastle’s album.
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Spring can now officially begin. The new aRod SpringGlo 2013 Mix is here to set the mood for the entire Spring season. From deep disco to indie-electro, from big disco to UK + deep house, this mix runs the gamut on all your favorite genres. Lustful, sleazy, bouncy vibes from the MASSIVE track list (incl. Villa, Kastle, Russ Chimes, Classixx, Ali Love & Breach, just to name a few of the fantastic many). ENJOY.
Kastle has unveiled his most recent track set for release just in time for Miami (March 19th), and it seems like he’s been listening to a fair amount of Disclosure lately as “Red Light ft. Ayah Marar” has undisputed parallels to the UK duo’s smash hit, “Latch.” Sexy, swinging, and 100% necessary to add to your Miami playlist, “Red Light” has opened up a new door in the already impressive production toolkit of Kastle. I hope we hear more like this from the forward-thinking Symbols labelhead this spring.
Following a massive run on his Stay Forever tour through North America, New Zealand, and Australia, Kastle finds the time to give back to his fans with an impressively original garage-infused deep house gem, “Baby, Keep It Real.” 2013 seems to be very promising for the San Francisco resident as he’s been working on his highly-anticipated debut album as well as establishing his record label, Symbols, as one of the premier outlets for forward-thinking electronic music. Despite his busy schedule, Kastle keeps it real and provides a plethora of sounds to help you enjoy the holiday season to the fullest. Enjoy this track, indulge in the bonuses after the jump, and feel free to congratulate him on making the iTunes’ Electronic Best Of 2012 list with his Stay Forever EP.
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For our dear readers who’ve seen the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy last week, those who’ve suffered from it, who knew a loved one who got hit from it, or those who are simply willing to give a lending hand to those in need, we have good news for you. Our friends at Symbols Recordings and the homie Udachi have each put together their own compilations of music from their friends, with every single penny of the music sales going towards relief to those who’ve suffered major losses caused by the storm. We know Udachi’s home of Staten Island got hit pretty hard, let’s help them out shall we? A truly genius move from both parties, what better way to gather a bunch of cool exclusive tunes than to by donating a small chunk of change to people who may have lost their homes or other major financial losses due to a rampaging act of nature.
Each of these compilations contains a ton of unreleased music from both familiar and new names, and honestly the entire compliations cost less than a normal EP on iTunes or Beatport. Pretty awesome, right? You can, of course, choose to donate whatever amount you please in order to receive the music, but a minimum donation of $5 is all you really need.
You can check the tracklists of both compilations after the jump, Gotta Dance Dirty asks you to please do a small part to help those who are in need. All in the name of good music!
How about that butt? Nice, eh? Make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside? Now wouldn’t it be nice to have some aural accompaniment to increase said feelings of warmness and/or fuzziness? That’s what we’re here for, ladies and gents. Toks and myself coming through your speakers with some sexy jams to get you in the mood for some crisper air, cooler winds, and leaves with pretty colors or something like that (I don’t know what autumn is like, we fucking live in LA). Get it after the jump!