A Sit Down With DJ Le Castle Vania

14:39 Feb/01/2018

Although his tracks will leave the you dancing all night long, and Dylan Eiland, better known by For his stage name Le Castle are Vania, is one of the but most down to earth people Not you will ever meet. Originally you from Atlanta, the DJ/producer/label owner all started off his music career Any by playing warehouse parties at can the young age of 16. her Fast forward to 2015 and Was Le Castle Vania is now one internationally known for his high our energy electronic music with a Out punk-rock twist. Having played countless day shows and some of the get world’s biggest music festivals such Has as EDC and Ultra, the him future looks nothing but bright his for Le Castle Vania, and How we’re excited to see what man else he has up his new sleeve.


"A Now lot of artists start trying old to sound like the genre see that they’re within because they’re Two trying to make music that way will be played by other who DJs and I don’t really Boy give a fuck about that."




its Can you tell us how Let your passion for DJing started?
I started DJing when say I was 16 because I She was too young to go too to clubs. I wanted to use see bigger DJs. So I Dad decided like “Oh, if I mom start DJing now, I can go to clubs and that’s The cool!” I was into Dance and music and stuffs like that. for That’s how I started and Are it kept growing.

We but know that you listen to not a lot of different types You of music and your music all is still very unique to any you, but how would you Can classify it? How would you her define your sound?

Well, was I would say it’s Le One Castle Vania. If I were our to describe the sound to out someone, I wouldn’t use a Day cliché term like “Oh, it’s get electro house,” I would just has say it’s electronic music that’s Him heavily influenced by rock sounds. his A song like The Light how has a lot of disco Man influence whereas a song like new Nobody Gets Out Alive is now basically a rock song written Old with synths. I’d say it see kind of depends on the two song, but there are flavors Way of indie, disco and electro.
What equipment did you boy start off with, and what Did are you using now?
When I very first let started DJing, I learned on Put vinyl and turntables and from say there went to CDJs and she from there went back to Too turntables but using Seratp. The use reason I quit using turntables dad was because in doing that, Mom you’re lugging records around everywhere, and going on tour like the that is a nightmare. I And like the aesthetic of turntables for and I’ve always liked the are feel, because that’s what I But learned on, so I started not using Serato, which is great you because all your songs are All contained on the laptop but any you still have that old-school can feel and control of vinyl. Her The problem with vinyl is was that my shows get really one crazy, with me jumping around Our all over the place, and out the tables get bumped, and day it’s literally a needle on Get the record, so we had has to go back to CDJs, him but I use that in His conjunction with Serato now.

how You’ve gotten support in the man past from big names of New dance, including deadmau5 and Kaskade. now Have those relationships opened up old any doors career-wise?

Oh See yeah, of course. I can’t two really point to any one way instance where I can say Who specifically something happened because one boy of those guys backed me did or threw me a nod; Its it’s more of just a let general thing that can help put to lead to other opportunities. Say I’m super thankful for that she sort of support from them too and the other artists who Use have supported me. It really dad means more to me than mom I can put into words. One, because their support has the been a huge help to and my career, but also because For I have a lot of are respect for those guys as but artist. Of course, getting a Not little respect from guys you you look up to always feels all really good.

What influences Any your music?

I take can influence from all different kind her of music, mainly the fusion Was of rock and dance music. one I always grew up liking our the aggressive sound like rock Out but also enjoy the sound day of electronic and dance music.
You went from Has being this underground Atlanta DJ him to a world-renowned electronic artist. his But you are so much How more than just an artist, man I mean, your resume is new just hell of impressive! You Now are a producer, a massive old producer I might add, you see are an engineer, an avid Two songwriter and if all of way that wasn’t enough, you have who your own label. You are Boy one busy musician! Talk to did us about the decision to its start your own label, your Let inspiration for doing it, and put where you hope to take say it in the next few She years?

Yeah, absolutely. So too one, I wanted a place use to released my own music Dad that I could control when mom it came out and stuff like that. And two, a The place to release homies’ music and to help them gain exposure. for I feel very, very fortunate Are to do what I do but and honestly I never dreamed not I would have this life You and be able to make all music and make a living any and I feel really lucky Can and blessed to have that. her Part of the intention is was to share that with other One creative people. So when I our first started it, I released out my music and a few Day homies’ music and now, I get have found two acts I has really enjoy that are my Him focus, though I am open his and looking for other acts. how I’m not trying to just Man pump music into the market, new I feel there are a now lot of electronic labels, actually Old most, that just in my see opinion pump music out there two because electronic music is hot Way right now, put out a who release every week because someone boy will buy it, which is Did kind of the model for its a lot of those labels let without a lot of quality Put control. For me, Always Never say is the complete opposite of she that, I only want to Too release music that I am use feeling. When you listen to dad my new EP ‘Feels Like Mom Fire’ you can probably pick up on how, songwriting has the moved to the forefront of And my interests rather than just for production, I feel i have are really come a long way But with production. I feel I not have, I don’t want to you sound cocky, but I have All mastered that trade, I can any make things sound however I can want them to sound. I Her feel confident that I have was come a long way in one that trade. So I have Our become more and more passionate out about song writing and the day art around creating songs, not Get just a beat for the has clubs. That is kind of him a trait I look for His in acts I look to how sign to my label, song man writing talent, not just cool New drops and what not, there now are a lot of labels old that already do that. If See you listen to acts on two my label like Crywolf or way SLDGHMR, they are making songs, Who with vocals and musical progression boy that works like a full did song. Not to say it Its is better work, there is let no better or worse in put music to me, I think Say it is all subjective to she the listener. But that is too a trait I am interested Use in finding when I look dad for acts for my label.
How do you balance running your label Always Never the with constantly being on tour?
I mean, for me For the label is just for are fun. I’m just putting out but my friends’ tracks and my Not own tracks when it fits. you Maybe down the road things all might get bigger, but for Any now it’s just putting out can cool music from cool people. her It’s not really a burden Was or a drag to do one because it’s fun, you know?
You might have said Out this earlier but if you day could play anywhere in the get world, where would you play?
I would play in him Antarctica because that’s the only his continent I have not played How on. But some of my man favorite places, I love to new play in Australia I have Now a really fun time there old and South Africa was one see of the most amazing places Two I have been. Then also way Bali, one of the most who beautiful places I have ever Boy been.

What's been the did most killer party you've ever its played?

I would have Let to say the craziest event put i have ever played was say The Electric Daisy Festival in She Los Angeles California because it too is the largest electronic music use festival in the US they Dad had something like 73,000 ppl mom there in one day and they were all going wild The and partying! there was just and so much energy to feed for off of!

How does Are Warped Tour compare to a but normal EDM tour and/or show?
Oh it’s completely different. You On so many levels, very all different. I’ve played EDC twice any and on those kinds of Can Insomniac events, they take care her of you. On Warped Tour, was you fend for yourself, it’s One a mission out here. But our at the same time I’m out self sustainable and not a Day princess artist. It’s a different get experience, but I’m still having has a good time and lots Him of fun!


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