Saturday, September 1, 2012


Let me introduce to you Kastle, one of the most promising fresh artists of the bass-heavy electronic music scene. Barrett Richards was born and raised in Pittsburgh, UK. After listening to hiphop in the early years, he was influenced by deep dubstep. He started learning guitar and piano at the age of 12. The musical spirit has made a great work since then.

Unlike a lot of artists, Barrett has a degree in audio engineering. The powerful combo of his talent and love for electronic music created a whole new sound. A sound we like a lot. The best feature of his music is having both the playful bass that eats a room, and intelligent sounds and vocals. Altogether, these highly emotional, original, and sampled vocals are a key element to Kastle’s sound. He uses former hiphop and soul records for his tracks. “I grew up on hiphop, and sampling is considered an art form, It’s becoming more and more fun to dig through old records and find obscure samples.” He says. A professional artist, who takes his work seriously. You can tell, he enjoys what he does.


About the name Kastle: "The name itself implies a fortress, a personal space that is used to cultivate the love of hiphop 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."

Straight out of the gates Kastle has garnished strong media attention along with plays on BBC Radio. His fresh and unique production work has also seen him working with big labels such as Ministry Of Sound. He has lent his production chops to rework artists such as Example, and The Glitch Mob. With so much accomplished in such a short time, it is clear that not even the sky is the limit for the future of Kastle.

I recommend you to download all the free stuff from his website. Until then, here are some awesome tracks from his Soundcloud profile, right for your pleasure.

So You by Kastle As We Move (Kastle Remix) by Kastle Dance Alone (Kastle Remix) by Kastle

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