C. CASTEL

C. CASTEL

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Biography


Real Name: CLAUDIA CASTEL
Genre: House, Techno
Labels: Blackwiz Records

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Few dj/producers have sent shockwaves through the underground house and techno scene over the last two years as C. Castel.

She has quickly climbed the ranks earning a spot among House Music luminaries. Castel say’s “Music makes me free, it’s had a huge influence on who I am today. It makes me happy.”

Her latest remix for Kings Of Tomorrow ‘Let Me Tell You Something’ out on Defected is already reporting seismic waves in clubland.

Unlike most dj’s, C. Castel first cemented her name at home by playing at the clubs , events and fashion shows in Poland, thus giving way to the rest of the Europe to unique spots in Belgium ,Norway and Russia.

She also did a series of showcases for Global Underground alongside Jim Rivers and Paul Thomas while securing multiple residencies with Blackwiz Records and her very own C. Castel’s Deep House Music Sessions.

Over the years Castel formed loyal partnerships, one worth noting is her 13 year affiliation with FashionTV.

FashionTV is the global multimedia network leader in fashion and lifestyle content.

FashionTV broadcasts in 193 countries to over 350 million households and 7 million public locations across the 5 continents. FashionTV is the only 24-hour fashion, beauty & lifestyle television station worldwide.

It’s through such partnerships that C. Castel has been able to deliver her brand of music to legions of new fans.

As an official FTV DJ, Castel mission was simple – “ROCK every party, night… after night… after night!”

Some notable events include ‘Fashion Philosophy’ during the weeklong Fashion Week.

Also the infamous ‘Sky Is the Limit’ parties which hosted the UEFA Euro 2012 European Football Championship and Fashion Loves Football.

Even after her rapid rise to prominence, Castel has always kept her head grounded firmly focusing on DJing and her innovative take on nu school house and progressive techhouse, backed up by a list of hit releases on distinguished labels such as Defected, Mn2S, Sony and Blackwiz Records to name a few.

Her unique sound, when asked where she draws her inspiration from she says, “Sometimes it’s a track I’m just listening to, it doesn’t have to necessarily be a house tune. Sometimes it’s just a movie with an amazing soundtrack and sometimes it’s just a simple sunset that I’m looking at.”

As a youngster in a modern dance group she developed from a dancer to a songwriter over the following years. While writing lyrics, she became more intrigued with the art of Djing, and her ambitions grew from there.

It was at the age of 13 when she won the coveted Fashion TV contest, signing her to a top modeling agency.

Having spent many successful years strutting famous catwalks in the world in cities like Paris, London, Milano, Munich and Tokyo is where she discovered a plethora of house, electro and minimal beats.

It was at that moment she realized music was going to be part of her life’s canvas.

C. Castel made it on to the clubs scene in the early 2003’s, which sparked her interest in production.

Her real breakthrough came in 2010 with the signing of Moonrise/KMA to Blackwiz Records …a pair of tracks that crossed over from progressive to tech. Major support came in early from all the heavy weights including:

Mark Knight who featured it on his Toolroom Knights Radio Show which aired on 35 stations in 21 countries.

Roger Sanchez | Funkerman | Ralph Lawson | Xpress 2 | Nic Fanciulli | ATFC

Since then C. Castel has gone on to release a string of hits on a variety of labels and continues her collaborative achievements with Sandy Rivera including ‘Dirty Sax’, ‘Persuasion ft Rae’ ‘Deeper ft Haze’, ‘Hide U ft Rae’ and most recently her remix of Kings of Tomorrow ‘Finally’, all of which have been independently awarded ‘Tune of the Month’ in Mixmag at various points over the last year.

Currently she’s working in the studio on herself debut album.

Castel explores deep into her subconscious where she reveals a paradigm shift through sound. Due out later in 2013.

Music

C. Castel