For the first time ever, US producer Kastle is bringing his futuristic dubstep, grime & garage stylings to Chinese Laundry for an exclusive club show
With special guest Light Year & support from Pablo Calimari, A-Tonez, U-khan, Audiobotz, C-Bu, Fingers + more
Kastle is definitely a name to watch in 2013, head down to Laundry this Saturday 1st December to find out why.
Full line up
Doors Open 9pm
Drink Specials from 9pm til 11pm
With the popularity of bass music spreading like wildfire across the world, San Francisco, CA DJ/producer Kastle has cultivated his own style of bass-heavy beats with a soulful twist. Teaching himself guitar and piano around the age of 12, Barrett Richards pooled his efforts towards electronic instrumentation about two years later. He began taking production as seriously as he did DJing during that time and involved himself deep into the Northeast rave scene. Though personal growth and 14 years of production experience paired with a degree in audio engineering a new sound was born. Kastle came to life at a pivotal moment after a big move from Boston back to his hometown of Pittsburgh in March 2009. After nearly a year of conceptualizing he knew he was working on something special.
The name itself implies a fortress, a personal space that is used to cultivate a long-time love of hip-hop and R&B and fuse it with the magnetizing effect that dubstep, garage and bass-heavy music has had on Barrett and, really, the various communities of underground electronic music.
Light Year debuted onto the scene in 2010 with the now cult 'Night/Vision' EP, gaining some pretty high profile support among the likes of Soulwax, Erol Alkan, Tiga and Mr Oizo. His follow up EP "5 Girl's" received an even bigger reception resulting in an overwhelming demand for his remix work with everyone from Alex Gopher to ZZT demanding a little Light touch.
Extensive touring throughout Europe and North America meant a series of sold out shows on the return home - from Splendour in the Grass to Parklife - and big name artists begging to remix his releases.
Whispers of a revamp and Light Year 2.0 on the horizon can only mean big things and we can't wait to show you a sneak peak here first at Laundry.
Kastle, Light Year, Pablo Calamari, A-Tonez, U-Khan, Audiobotz, Fingers, DJ C-BU, Goodfella, J-Mac