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Chris

Chris
October 1, 2012

Le Castle Vania: Guidance for Beginners

Producers and DJ’s: tune in for this final part of Le Castle Vania’s interview. If you are an up and coming artist, you should give this a listen. Wanna-be’s and copycats plague every genre of music and it’s no surprise. Just turn the radio dial to a Clear Channel or Cumulus station and listen to the first five songs that play. Le Castle Vania doesn’t say anything revolutionary in this part of his interview, it’s not the first time anyone has ever said it, but the more advocates that come forward and say it and the more artists will take the message to heart. In case you missed it, you should also check out Le Castle Vania talking about his personal studio gear.

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My advice to DJ’s and producers that are trying to come up is to always be aware of what’s going on in the sound but

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Chris

Chris
September 24, 2012

Le Castle Vania: Personal Studio Gear

It’s no big secret: EDM producers work almost exclusively on their laptops. Anybody could get a laptop, the right software, and produce tracks just like Le Castle Vania or deadmau5, right? Well, almost. We toured the 2012 ID Festival with Le Castle Vania and had the pleasure of bringing him onto our bus. Le Castle Vania talked about some of the outboard gear he uses in this part of the exclusive interview on the UniqueSquared Mobile Studio. He’s come a long way from remixing tracks in his bedroom to headlining festivals and he shared that journey with us. You can check that out here if you missed it. Also, be on the lookout for the final part of Le Castle Vania’s interview in which he gives some guidance for any up and coming artists.

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One thing that I would definitely like to have in my studio is a

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Chris

Chris
September 18, 2012

Le Castle Vania: How I Got Started

In case you missed it, Le Castle Vania toured with Identity Festival as one of the bigger names in their lineup. The Mobile Studio crew had the pleasure of meeting Dylan Eiland (the artist’s real name) and watching Le Castle Vania’s live set. But the coolest part of the tour was when we asked if he would want to come check out the Mobile Studio, and he said yes. We even got to interview Dylan. Luckily we had our camera batteries fully charged because he had so many good things to say. This is the first part of the Le Castle Vania interview. In this part of the interview Dylan shares with us how he got his start as a producer and DJ. Be on the lookout for the next part where he talks about his personal studio gear.…

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Taylor

Taylor
August 23, 2012

Identity Festival 2012: Le Castle Vania

Atlanta native and world touring DJ/Producer Le Castle Vania is a force to be reckoned with. Hitting the underground rave scene in Atlanta as a teenager, Le Castle Vania has spawned one of the biggest local followings in the city and has won the thumping heart beats of hundreds of thousands of ravers and electro music aficionados. In addition his music has taken on a life of its own which has required him to set up shop in his Los Angeles studio when he is not playing packed houses. Le Castle Vania is always making music and is a skilled engineer, producer, and songwriter if you didn’t already know. Taking influences from heavy, gritty, and hard sounds, Le Castle Vania lit up stages all across the U.S. this year on the Identity Festival Tour, and we were there to catch it all.…

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Taylor

Taylor
August 8, 2012

On the Road with Identity Festival

When reporting on EDM festivals previously I have taken the perspective of a rock fan at an electronic music show. While it would be enjoyable to write here about Identity Festival the same way I wrote about Ultra, it seems the blog I wrote from that perspective has been imitated by others reporting on the festival. While I will take that as flattery, it seems redundant at this point to take an outsider’s perspective. In fact I have been immersed in the EDM sound for over a year now (a little late to the party I know) as well as the production it takes to craft a festival worthy track (only witnessed and not a party to). With a better understanding of the music, sub genre after sub genre, and the supporters of the EDM scene, it seems more appropriate to give you all a review of the festival …