More and more big international names are hitting Cape Town and by the looks of things, it isn’t going to stop anytime soon. The newest arrival is going to be Le Castle Vania hailing from the US of A. The man has been tearing up the scene with some insane original productions and even more powerful remixes. He will be bringing the real heat at the Assembly on the 27th of August and he will be supported by some of Cape Town’s most banging DJ’s at the moment.
Le Castle Vania Biography:
Atlanta based and internationally known, Le Castle Vania, commonly known as Dylan Eiland, quickly escaped the local trappings of his hometown in Georgia to play music around the world. Atlanta’s burgeoning music scene allowed him to develop his passion for music and nightlife, and he soon gained notoriety with his riotous DJ sets and penchant for production, which made him a household name in the dirty and distorted, indie-electro scene.
Since the summer of 2006, Le Castle Vania has toured nonstop, taking his catchy electro dance beats on the road. He blurs the lines between cultures and cliques, from Mexico City to London Town, with his own signatory sound. He has DJed along side some of today’s hottest acts, such as Justice, MSTRKRFT, Simian Mobile Disco, Busy P, Uffie & Feadz, Kavinsky, Soulwax, Surkin, Para One, The Presets, Steve Aoki and Crystal Castles. However, Dylan prides himself on more than simply pushing vinyl for the masses. He’s also an avid producer and engineer; when not on the road he’s locked in the studio writing tracks from scratch and remixing his favorite bands. The attention he received from his remix of “Black Eyes” by Indie darlings Snowden (Jade Tree Records), quickly put Dylan on the map, the track continues to rock dance floors worldwide.
His signature sound blends grinding disco punk with strong electronic beats and catchy synth leads, resulting in banging electro music that is dark and dirty but somehow equally uplifting and dancey. New mixes to check out include Tigertron, an original work off of his first non-remix release, “Troubletron EP,” and remixes of “Come Out” for 120 days (Vice Records) and “Bombs” for Scanners (Dim Mak Records), which have all received critical appraisal from the indie electro world.
Take a listen to some of these bad boys:
Le Castlevania – Nobody Gets Out Alive (Noisia Remix) by NOISIA
Le Castle Vania – Zero Machine by Le Castle Vania
The Libra Rising Show – Episode 13 – Le Castle Vania by jscottg
DJ Line Up:
LE CASTLE VANIA (USA)
Battle Beyond The Stars
Daniel Ting Ching (Doing a live VJ set)
R40 – Early Bird
R60 – Pre Sold
R90 – At the door
27th of August 2010 @ The Assembly