THE DANKLES PRESENTS:
WARHOL’S FACTORY FEATURING
KASTLE / AUTOGRAF / KODY MADRO
@ House Of Blues Chicago
Friday, November 1st.
18+ / 21+ VIP
Inspired by the legendary Andy Warhol and his New York studio The Factory, House Of Blues will transform into a pop art inspired ‘Factory’ – an immersive space for creating, displaying & interacting with mixed-media art while also a decedent dance party. Brought to you by the music & art group, Autograf, the stage will transform into an art installation of original works by local artists inspired by Warhol. The notorious 1980s era “Club Kids” dance parties will be juxtaposed into a 2013 context, emulating the “Boiler Room” UK warehouse vibe. Attire is fashion forward or pop-art inspired.
Kastle’s forward-thinking music results from his long-time love of hip-hop and R&B, fused with the magnetizing effect that dubstep, garage and bass-heavy music has had on him. Last year, his track “Stay Forever” from the eponymous EP reached the iTunes Top 10 Best Electronic Songs of 2012, and he embarked on his highly successful ‘Stay Forever’ tour across North America, and into Australia and NewZealand. Kastle has garnished strong media attention from the likes of XLR8R, URB, MTV Hive and Fact Magazine along with plays on BBC Radio 1 and KCRW. His highly anticipated debut album KASTLE drops on April 23rd, followed by his first North America live tour.
The studio and touring dichotomy of an artist’s life is a perfect yin & yang for Kastle in both his production and outlook. His professional experience as an engineer puts forth clean, crisp production, but his love for the party provides a playful bass that eats a room. Altogether, the wide varieties of vocals – both originals and sampled – are a key element to Kastle’s sound. “I grew up on hip hop and R&B, and sampling is considered an art form,” he says. “It’s becoming more and more fun to dig through old records and find obscure samples.” He cites another unexpected influence -legendary French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard, who had once said that “it’s not where you take things from, it’s where you take them to.”