One of the first tracks I discovered from Le Castle Vania was his exceptional remix of Walter Meego’s ‘Through A Keyhole,’ and ever since then I’ve always respected his skill at really flipping tracks into energetic remixes. I didn’t really vibe the original track from Meego but best believe the Le Castle Vania remix had me singing (and dancing) to a different tune, metaphorically and literally.
Well it’s 2014 and Le Castle Vania’s been having some fun downtime in the studio re-working some of his older remixes. My guess is there’s some other updated remixes in his arsenal (let’s hope one of them is ‘Rave Is King’ cuz that was a frigging T U N E) but obviously the first one to drop is his fresh new look at the ‘Through A Keyhole’ remix. Although the general feel of the remix remains the same, the slight adjustment to the chord progressions and melodies and CLEAR tightening of the mixing make all the difference. Like buying a great outfit and getting it properly tailored. Plus he’s giving it up for download so really it’s just a no brainer here.
Stay tuned for likely more re-works for Le Castle Vania, the remixes to his Prophication EP drop soon on mau5trap too.
Le Castle Vania has never really taken any prisoners. In a musical landscape where the winds of change knock over the faint of heart or blow them into a field they cannot grow in, Le Castle Vania remains a steadfast entity who is remarkably true to his roots and more powerful than ever before.
The Prophication EP, out now on mau5trap, is a long time coming for the LA-based producer, and in a tongue-in-cheek naming of the title, is an indicator to an even bigger, badder release. It’s an immense piece of work; the four tracks each contain an explosive amount of sound engineering and layers, from live strings (done with the help of 300’s composer Tyler Bates) to rumbling bass lines.
You can read more about the EP after the jump:
Chris Lake and Jesse Rose. That’s all I needed to hear to get pretty darn excited for this week at CONTROL. On top of that, two of our favorite residents, Rifat and Brazzabelle, are also playing on Friday night, so we’re looking at a solid lineup for another solid week at the Avalon in Hollywood.
Please RSVP names to JONAH@GOTTADANCEDIRTY.COM to be on our discount ticket list for the evening. Pricing will be $10 before 10PM and $15 before 11PM. All names must be submitted before 5:30PM on Friday evening.
• Black Rose – Anthem (Original Mix) √++ [Beatport]
New side project from Jesse Rose and German producer Henrik Schwarz. Fiery, techy goodness.
• Chris Lake – Sleepwalker (Original Mix) √+ [Beatport]
Big one off of mau5trap at the end of last year.