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Kastle: Live In Shanghai

Coming off a three month long tour of North America and Asia, Kastle has a live recording of his set in Shanghai for Yeti Out. There should be something for everyone here: bass, club, grime, rap, footwork, jungle, house and even a bit of kuduro.

01. Kastle - Stay Forever 2016 Intro
02. Mike Q & Sinjin Hawke - Thunderscan VIP
03. Copout - Contortion (Kid Antoine Remix)
04. Color Plus & Kanyon - Whip N Flip
05. FKA Twigs - Glass & Patron
06. Modulaw - Nago
07. Toddla T - Worst Enemy (Deadboy Remix)
08. Kastle - Retina Restraint
09. Utah? - Vox
10. Cliques - AUT
11. Kid Antoine - Nightvision (Mike G Remix)
12. N'Bome - Pirate / Hooligan
13. Kelela - Rewind (MC Bin Laden Remix)
14. 6MAKA6 - Helium
15. LOL Boys - Changes (Star Slinger Remix)
16. Miguel - …All (Kastle Remix)
17. Giant Claw - Dark Web 008
18. Young Thug - Bands ft. Yung Ralph
19. Grovestreet - Soliloquy
20. Utah? - Oxygen
21. Drippin - Air Jordans
22. Drake - Legend (Joey LaBeija's Tropical Trade Remix)
23. Lokane - See Me
24. 2 Chainz - El Chapo Jr
25. Letta - The Recluse
26. Low Deep - Straight Flush (Instrumental)
27. Loom - Fractured Light (Kastle's Skepta Edit)
28. Kastle - Bright Me Back
29. Pearl - I Know (Kastle Remix)
30. Plug - Drum N Bass
31. Higher Sense - Cold Fresh Air ('94 VIP)
32. Moresounds - Reality Tune
33. DJ Rashad - Drop Juke Out
34. DJ Rashad - Don't Drop It
35. Traxman - They Act Like They Don't No
36. Fracture - Loving Touch
37. Kastle - Polytopia
38. Kingdom - No Type Edit 2015
39. OG Maco - Want More
40. Plata & Glot - Ghosted
41. Justin Timberlake - My Love
42. Leon Vynehall - It's Just (House of Dupree)
43. Kastle & Amtrac - Hyperspace
44. Lone - Airglow Fires

Symbols 2015 Mix by Kastle

Label boss, Kastle, has compiled a mix consisting of 100% Symbols releases from 2015. Have you slept? Nearly all are available at our Bandcamp or our free DL series.

01. Kastle - Terraform 2029 (SMBL038)
02. y y y - 33 Degrees (SMBL042)
03. WWWINGS - Divine (SMBL040)
04. Kastle - Polytopia (SMBL038)
05. Kid Smpl - Loss Parameter (SMBL033)
06. Kadahn - Arc Eye Matter (SMBLP005)
07. ExT - Output (SMBDL006)
08. my.head - Reversed Wish (SMBL035)
09. DJAO - Lights Off (SMBL013)
10. Utah? - Graphite (SMBL036)
11. Modulaw - Nago (SMBDL012)
12. Spurz - Ornate Reflex (SMBDL005)
13. Kadahn - Cold Scanner (SMBLP005)
14. Kastle - Dreamers (my.head Remix) (Exclusive)
15. Kastle - Strange Days (SMBL034)
16. Moth - Elapsed (SMBL037)
17. Utah? - Vox (SMBL036)
18. WWWINGS - Genesis (SMBL040)
19. J(ay).A.D - Obeah (SMBL041)
20. Mike G - Hammerhead (SMBDL009)
21. y y y - Platform (SMBL042)
22. J(ay).A.D - Thinking About You (SMBL041)
23. Moth - Vendor (SMBL037)
24. Kid Smpl - Precinct (SMBL033)
25. Kadahn - I Love U 2 Damn Much (SMBLP005)
26. Moth - Metamorphosis (SMBL037)
27. Kid Smpl - Focus Ribbon (SMBL039)
28. y y y - TBH (SMBL042)
29. Kadahn & y y y - Breathe (SMBDL007)

Kastle: Polytopia EP + North American Tour

Kastle’s sound has had some heavy reconstruction work of late, and here it feels like he’s finally realized his vision.
— Mixmag

Kastle - Polytopia EP (SMBL038) out now:
Download it: iTunes | Bandcamp
Stream it: Spotify | Rdio

Release Date: September 18, 2015

01. Polytopia
02. Terraform 2029
03. Thought Vector
04. Jasmine
05. Retina Restraint
06. Pattern Integrity

After focusing on the UK-centric sounds of garage and jungle on April’s Hyperreality EP, Symbols boss Kastle has balanced dystopian and utopian world views on the Polytopia EP, a record that sees the Los Angeles veteran eschewing traditional musicality and rhythmic structures in lieu of immersive sound design and a high definition outlook. Evolution, both literal and figurative, is key to Kastle’s Polytopia, the record’s six tracks slowly revealing a widescreen world that scrambles the lines between sentient life and technology. Hydraulic pistons, computers and breaking glass are only a few of the sonic elements that make up the new EP, balanced by ear worm melodies and the R&B snippets that have drawn so many fans to Kastle’s work in the past.

And as immersive as the world of Polytopia becomes by the end of “Pattern Integrity”, the EP can’t be measured on purely conceptual levels, tracks like “Jasmine” and “Retina Restraint” functioning equally well as precision missiles for club play. And while the rhythms that drive the new works vary in tempo and makeup, from the lurching dembow of “Terraform 2029” to the pulses and skittering hi hats that frame “Jasmine”, its aesthetic, while mercurial, is firm and consistent throughout. As both the mark of a new sonic direction for Kastle and a move into an exciting conversation over the roll of technology, Polytopia is a momentous step for both artist and form, asking explicit questions about the relationship between man and machine. It’s a record for our age and one that achieves its conceptual and functional goals with aplomb.

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