Beats Per Minute: Confines

The electronic music world is growing by leaps and bounds as technology keeps evolving. The amount of artists in the genre is astounding and yet there are only a select few of them that have really intrigued me. One of the artists that has peaked my interest is David Castillo’s project (If you don’t know who David is, he’s the co-owner and booker of Saint Vitus Bar) CONFINES. The sound of CONFINES is dark and vibrant with tinges of industrial, techno and some synth pop. Think Depeche Mode (Songs of Faith and Devotion era) mixed with a little Skinny Puppy, Nitzer Ebb and a dash of early Ministry. On his debut EP, Work Up the Blood, David said “My ideal for this EP was to create dance music that incorporates the rhythms and bass heaviness that get me excited to move, while juxtaposing it with a memorable mood that gives it depth.” And he did just that. Work Up The Blood is more than your run of the mill electronic music album. David’s singing voice helps to take this to a whole other level. The intensity in his screams to delicate melodies create a killer ebb and flow to accompany the controlled chaos permeating from the speakers.

Confines- Work Up The Blood:

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