The San Francisco producer will release a self-titled LP later this month.
Barrett Richards has had a few different aliases over the years, including the happy hardcore stylings of DJ Sunrize and the break-heavy electro house of B. Rich. Kastle is his latest, and offers a more bass music-influenced sound with a focus on vocals and R&B-style melodies. Since he started going by the name in 2010 he's accomplished quite a lot: in addition to releasing several EPs on Philadelphia label Seclusiasis, he also started his own imprint, Symbols, last year.
Kastle will be Richards' first full-length. In line with his recent work, the LP is heavy on vocals, from both actual singers and samples. Guests on the album include Austin Paul, Ayah Marar, Armanni Reign, JMSN, Reva DeVito and Philly grime producer Starkey.
Following an album release party in LA on April 17th, Richards will embark on a tour of North America with his new live set. The tour will begin on May 2nd and last through to the end of the month. The journey will take him to Miami, NYC, Mexico City, Chicago and LA, with some stops in smaller cities such as New Haven, Edmonton, and Victoria and Nelson in BC.
01. Stay Close feat. Austin Paul
02. Been A While
03. Without You feat. Austin Paul
04. Insatiable feat. Ayah Marar
05. Into The Night
06. Timeless feat. Armanni Reign & Domonique
07. Death From Above feat. JMSN
08. Red Light feat. Ayah Marar
10. Shouldn't Say feat. Austin Paul
11. Things We Can Do feat. Reva DeVito
12. Must Be Crazy feat. Atlas
13. Respiration feat. Xavier
14. Make You Stay feat. JMSN
15. One Last Time feat. Starkey
Symbols Recordings will release Kastle on April 23rd, 2013.
Apr 17 Kastle - Album Release Party, The Well, Los Angeles May 02 Kastle, Bardot, Miami May 03 The Deep Abyss with Kastle, Afterlife, Connecticut May 03 Kastle, Knxwledge, Morri$, Peter Fon.., 285 Kent, New York May 05 Kastle, Great Scott, Massachusetts May 15 Kastle, Sugar, Vancouver May 16 Kastle, The Independent, San Francisco May 18 Kastle, HiFi Club, Calgary May 19 Kastle & Kaytranada, Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver May 22 Kastle & Xxxy, Lincoln Hall, Chicago May 24 Kastle, Spiritbar, Vancouver May 25 Kastle, The Starlite Room, Edmonton May 28 Kastle (DJ Set), Focus, Los Angeles May 29 Kastle, TBA - Los Angeles, Los Angeles May 30 Kastle (DJ Set), TBA - Open Air, Center