Kastle Biography & News
Misspell Kastle in an Internet search, and you're likely to come up with the hit ABC series starring Nathan Fillion. Yet the king of this (musical) Kastle is Barrett Richards, a man producing bass-heavy dance music, and whose popularity is spreading like wildfire.
In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, not exactly a hotbed for DJ/producers, Kastle's twist on music is reminiscent of classic Chicago house. Still, the young man has carved his own path in the industry, having taught himself both guitar and piano around the age of 12. Two years later, he began drifting toward electronic instrumentation and ultimately became heavily involved in the Northeast rave scene.
It was March 2009 when Kastle, fresh off a move from Boston back to his hometown of Pittsburgh, began to seriously experiment by fusing hip-hop and R&B with dubstep, garage and more bass heavy music. Straight out of the gate, he was drawing attention from XLR8R, URB and Fact Magazine, and his music was being spun on BBC Radio 1.
It's not only attention to detail, but a fresh and unique sound that fans are drawn to. It's also the reason Kastle has worked with labels such as Ministry of Sound and Scion A/V, not to mention working alongside artists such as Blu Mar Ten, The Glitch Mob and Example. After all, Kastle has set his own example thanks to a tireless work ethic and looks forward to debuting an 'evolution' to his sound on a forthcoming album. Until then, check him out on the road at party stops like EDC New York, Electric Forest Music Festival and more.
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Kastle Tour Dates 2015
date city state venue 05/22/2015 Rome GA Kingston Downs 02/28/2015 Toronto NY Studio Bar 02/13/2015 Kansas City MO The Riot Room 02/12/2015 New Orleans LA Hi-Ho Lounge 01/29/2015 Victoria BC Lucky Bar
Kastle Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 12/14/2014 Vancouver BC Electric Owl 12/11/2014 Los Angeles CA Sound Nightclub 10/11/2014 Dallas TX House of Blues Dallas 10/10/2014 Austin TX Mohawk 10/09/2014 Houston TX House of Blues - Houston 10/07/2014 New Orleans LA Republic New Orleans 10/05/2014 Tampa FL The Ritz Ybor 10/04/2014 Miami FL Grand Central 10/03/2014 Orlando FL Plaza Theatre 09/30/2014 Atlanta GA Terminal West 07/25/2014 San Francisco CA 1015 Folsom 07/24/2014 Brooklyn NY Output 07/18/2014 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre 06/26/2014 Rothbury MI Double JJ Ranch 06/14/2014 Boston MA Brighton Music Hall 06/13/2014 San Diego CA Bang Bang 06/06/2014 Towson MD Recher Theatre 05/24/2014 East Rutherford NJ MetLife Stadium 05/17/2014 Urbana IL Canopy Club 05/16/2014 Chicago IL The Mid 04/25/2014 Toronto ON Tattoo Queen West 04/20/2014 Arcata CA Arcata Theatre Lounge 04/18/2014 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/11/2014 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/11/2014 Denver CO Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom 04/05/2014 New York NY Slake 03/21/2014 San Francisco CA 1015 Folsom 03/11/2014 Austin TX ACL Live at The Moody Theater 01/26/2014 Edmonton AB The Starlite Room
Kastle Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 12/29/2013 South Lake Tahoe CA Bijou Park Lake Tahoe 12/21/2013 Nashville TN Anthem 12/20/2013 St. Louis MO 2720 Cherokee 12/18/2013 Austin TX Empire Control Room & Garage 11/10/2013 Brooklyn NY Output 11/08/2013 Santa Barbara CA Eos Lounge 11/02/2013 Los Angeles CA Los Angeles State Historic Park 10/30/2013 Oakland CA Era Art Bar 09/12/2013 Brooklyn NY Output 08/23/2013 San Francisco CA 1015 Folsom 08/07/2013 Salmo BC Salmo River Ranch 05/30/2013 Mexico City Club Social Rhodesia 05/29/2013 Los Angeles CA Airliner 05/28/2013 Newport Beach CA Focus @ Tapas 05/25/2013 Edmonton AB The Starlite Room 05/24/2013 Nelson BC Spirit Bar At Hume Hotel 05/22/2013 Chicago IL Lincoln Hall 05/19/2013 Vancouver BC Fortune Sound Club 05/18/2013 Calgary AB HiFi Club Calgary 05/05/2013 Allston MA Great Scott 04/24/2013 Nelson BC Spirit Bar 03/14/2013 Austin TX Emo's Austin 01/31/2013 Vancouver BC Fortune Sound Club 01/12/2013 San Francisco CA Public Works 01/01/2013 Denver CO 2AM Afterhours
Kastle Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 12/31/2012 Denver CO City Hall Denver 10/06/2012 Brooklyn NY Glasslands Gallery 10/04/2012 Cleveland OH The B Side Liquor Lounge 10/03/2012 Toronto ON Wrongbar 09/28/2012 San Francisco CA 1015 Folsom 09/15/2012 Reno NV Cargo 09/12/2012 Seattle WA Neumos 08/24/2012 Brooklyn NY Electric Warehouse 08/14/2012 Denver CO Cervantes' Other Side