Sunday School #16: Le Castle Vania

By: Forward Musiq
This week, in preparation for this years EDC we present you a legend of Electro, Le Castle Vania.

Le Castle Vania is one of those acts essential to EDM. An astounding force and hard hitting sounds make up Eiland’s (more commonly known as DJ Dylan Eiland) arsenal. Le Castle Vania has been around since 2006, and ever since it has delivered quality tracks nonstop, from re-known remixes to original productions, his sounds are essential to the Electro scene in particular. Eiland started getting involved with music at the age of 16, DJ’ing at raves and parties in Atlanta. But his roots come from playing in rock bands in the past and his attempts to master the drums in the past. And this shows well in his current music, for it would turn any rock loving fan into a raver in a matter of seconds, with a dose of headbanging included.

Some of his best tracks are Zero Machine (shown above), Nobody Gets Out Alive!, The Light, play Loud and Awake. Le Castle Vania is also widely known for his remixes of artists such as La Roux, Thomas Bangalter, Kaskade, Snowden (at one point his remix of Black Eyes was the most demanded in New Zealand) and Designer Drugs. He is also recognized at events for doing Daft Punk mash-ups with excellence. often incorporating one of his original productions or one of his remixes along with one of the robotic duo’s songs. One of those mashups is the Zero Machine /One More Time club mash-up released in 2010.

Though Le Castle Vania is a fairly overlooked artists when compared to big names in the scene, but his talent is legendary, and those who know him recognize this very well. A destroyer at raves, his reputation is well earned both in productions as well as in DJ’ing. If you are a well devoted fan of Electro, and you haven’t heard of Le Castle Vania, give him a try, we assure you you will be hooked from the first song you hear.

Playlist

Awake- Le Castle Vania
Back Up In This (Le Castle Vania, Computer Club and Rrrump remix)- Designer Drugs
Chubby Decker(Le Castle Vania & Street Lurkin Remix)- Rrump
Fuck You (Le Castle Vania Remix)- Cee-Lo
In For The Kill (Le Castle Vania Remix)- La Roux
Is You (Le Castle Vania Remix)- D.I.M
The Light- Le Castle Vania
Play Loud- Le Castle Vania
Rave Is King (Le Castle Vania Remix)- Fukkk Off
Roulette (Le Castle Vania Remix)- Split & Jaxta
Turn it down (Le Castlevania Remix)- Kaskade
Wild Child (Le Castle Vania Remix)- StereoHeroes
Together (Le Castle Vania + Computer Club’s Summer Bootleg Mix)- DJ Falcon + Thomas Bangalter
Nobody Gets Out Alive!- Le Castle Vania
Go Back (Le Castle Vania Remix)- Grum

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