Playback of my latest track “Palau beach” in my DAW (Sonar X3), followed by a break down showing the various tracks individually, allowing you to see how Palau Beach has been constructed
A DJ/producer with palmtrees on his official logo can only please me, especially when those really reflect the wonderful summer vibes that emanate from his excellent (progressive) house production. Summer freaks, our dutch friend Castiello is there to please our heatwave thirsty ears.
His music is a nice blend of progressive and some slight of tropical vibes that really take you there, on a sunny beach far, far away from our grey daily lives. While he uses the standard elements of such music (a strong beat, synth pizzes,…) his music is also spiced up with some electric guitars and an ethnic instrument here and there that makes his production a flawless and thrustworthy : Flying on air Castiello is the assurance for a great sonic holiday.
Two of his tracks, Florida dream and Belize caught especially my attention.
Florida dream is exactly what it’s title says. Sunny, relaxed, modern, full of good vibes. While the production is standard within the style – while perfectly executed – What else do we need to feel good ? Maybe the excellent electric guitar parts that really add to to coolness of that excellent track full of sunshine.
Belize, named after a little state between Mexico and Guatemala, on the Carribean coast in front of Cuba, really takes you there. It’s got a slight latin influence due to the use of (FM synthesized) guitars and marimbas in it’s arrangement. Again a very effective track to create the lovely evening at the beach feeling we all look after when we’re listening to such music.
To sum it all up, some great tracks for your summer parties by a producer definitely worth to follow.
After a long hot summer, suddenly the air fills up with moisture, turning our temperate climate into a quasi tropical one. The atmosphere gets thick, dark clouds gather in the sky, before unleashing their power in a flash of rain, lightnings and thunderstorms.
Its the atmosphere of that very short moment that this song tries to capture and to convey in the form of a progressive green house track.
The cover art is BTW a personnal shot of a summer storm that hit our town on june 6th, 2015.
Enjoy it !
Technical data :
Song length : 2:43
Key : Emaj (camelot wheel coding : 12B)
BPM : 126
Extended version lasts for 7:08