Kastil | Stale
Grown up in the heydays of techno, Mario Castillo quickly gained notoriety for his intense sets and fine skills behind the decks. Owning an afterclub and managing underground parties asserted his maturity, giving shape to a formed independence that led him to start with music production and open his own vinyl label Soul Notes in 2011.
While the imprint achieved great yield in the house club scene, a natural mutation arised towards his roots and the genres of techno, surfacing the new vinyl outfit Stale where he is now immersed with his own recordings and a paired functionality, crafting a fresh artistic range, home to techno and experimental works by Irazu, Deapmash, I-Real and more, and at once extending praise to respected artists with remixes by the likes of Regis, Lag, Pessimist or Acronym.
A few artists have a catalogue as diverse as Kastil, since origin, a gradual change take place, all time pushed forward by a knowledge hunger and impulsivity to master his sound artistry. In this change surge the dedication to drive boundaries to new territories in 2016, giving shape to an improvised live set with modular synths that forces to land unique mastery of musical instruments and his own sound, raising expectation on each show.
With the acclaimed debut album as No Spiritual Surrender with J.C., and a rising solid reputation due latest solo releases played by DVS1, Adam Beyer, Marcel Dettmann, DJ Pete, Cosmin TRG, Dax J, Matrixxman and Truss, to name a few, he is attaining a place in the international club scene with recent gigs at renowned techno clubs like Tresor or Elysia, and strongly setting up for another successful year.