Turntables on the Hudson
Turntables on the Hudson 1st Fridays hosts Eduardo Castillo and Wiseacre for a west coast invasion at Cielo.
Eduardo’s music encompasses his depth in the study of the industry and influences stemming from a South American and European upbringing with roots in Venezuela, Cuba, and New York City. Having lived over half a decade in both Miami and New York City, provided Eduardo with invaluable collaborations in productions from pop to classical genres and avant-garde Off-Broadway shows. Eduardo uses a subtle ethnomusicologist’s approach to music. His record collection reads like a dense music history text book.
In fact his eclecticism is quite enticing. Sounds of Jazz, Avant-Garde, Middle Eastern, South American, Afro-Cuban folk, Soul, Funk, and electronic minimalism, can be heard in his compositions, his singing, his dj sets, and his playing of instruments, whether in their pure form or intertwined with down, mid and up-tempo electronic treatments. Ultimately, simplicity is what Eduardo strives for. An effort is always made to have a fresh organic sound while inevitably providing touches of technological advances shaping music today, never overwhelming and always sophisticated and tasteful.
New York certainly exposed Eduardo to a world of electronic music that would eventually shape his evolution as a composer/producer. Djing residencies at hotel and club settings aided in the
understanding of his role as a music selector and crowd pleaser.
Eduardo moved to Los Angeles to focus on recording music and songwriting. He also spent 3 years as the head of the sound design and music department for mun2 television, a latin music television network owned by NBC-Universal. Simultaneously, Eduardo served as the Director of Music and Talent for Palisades Development Group, curating and booking talent for its currently operating boutique properties, the Custom Hotel and Palihouse Hotel in Los Angeles. In the past 3 years Eduardo has been influential in the diurnal and nocturnal music scenes of Los Angeles, Miami, and New York with his The Eclectech event brand. He is about to kick off the third season of his very successful-The Eclectech Poolside Summer Sessions, SUNDAZE and continues to build his intimate monthly VOODOO, a night where Eduardo allows himself to take risks in a beautiful downtown Los Angeles artist loft he has refurbished. Eduardo has booked world renown djs and producers by the likes of Henrik Schwarz, Osunlade, Nickodemus, Marques Wyatt, Doc Martin, Marcus Worgull to name a few, to play alongside him at all of The Eclectech events.
Eduardo continues to be heavily involved with his own personal musical projects, djing, as well as scoring and sound designing for commercial and cinematic projects.
He is also in the build out stages of his own venues, PATTERN BAR and RESIDENCIA, in his beloved downtown Los Angeles.
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born into the lovely environs of suburban lands lying to the east of los angeles, and raised on frozen food, meat and the religious right, eric tucker, aka wiseacre, currently finds himself happily free yet equally inspired by it all. living in the seaside republic of venice for 19 years, wiseacre initially established a successful career as a commercial/fine art photgrapher. in 2003, he decided to pick up some vinyl, a couple of turntables, a mixer, two speakers and a few friends in order to begin the labor of love we call “throwin’ parties”. since this time, wiseacre has put his love for photography on hold and co-created three very successful LA parties, FUNKY IN THE MIDDLE, CUSTOM SUNDAZE and now an underground affair theLIFT. he has hosted and played along side such talents as NICKODEMUS, LOUIE VEGA, OSUNLADE, MARK FARINA, ZEB, NAPPY G, MR. SCRUFF, QUANTIC, MARQUES WYATT, KING BRITT, MAD MATS, SIMBAD, FORT KNOX FIVE, DOMU, KARIZMA, J BOOGIE, IAN FRIDAY, RECLOOSE, MAKOSSA + MEGABLAST, MARK RAE, FEDERICO AUBELE, DJ DAY, SABO, THE PIMPS OF JOYTIME, DJ VADIM, MARK DE CLIVE LOWE, VIKTER DUPLAIX, 7 SAMURAI, SCOTT K, RAUL CAMPOS, ED ROYAL, CULVER CITY DUB COLLECTIVE, SAKE ONE, DAZ-I-KUE, AFROKINETIC, DJ DRM, MUSIC MAN MILES, GARTH TRINIDAD, TAL M KLEIN, YOSAKU, INKA ONE and the one and only JEREMY SOLE. currently, wiseacre is designing and building a restaurant/club in NYC where he will be able to continue his quest to bridge genres of music and people and build a scene that is not exclusive or segmented, but rather one that simply appreciates “good music”. the tunes wiseacre chooses to share is deep and wide…. from brooklyn to the balkans, from south america to sweden, from house, to disco, to afro-latin broken beat and dub… in short, wiseacre loves good music, his lovely wife-to-be rae and daughter zoe.