Podcast 471: Kastle
The Symbols label head delivers a sprawling mix of twisted bedroom pop, garage, and hip-hop.

Barret Richards (a.k.a. Kastle) and his label Symbols embody the forward-thinking ethos at the heart of electronic music. Since debuting seven years ago, Richards’ work as Kastle and the music h…

Kid Smpl Shares Latest Mix in DISPLAY Series
MICHAELBRAILEY is the latest artist in the series, which showcases single-track explorations.

Kid Smpl’s DISPLAY series is dedicated to the exploration of 10-15 minute single-track pieces. So far, DISPLAY has showcased work from Kid Smpl and New York producer Eaves, with the latest relea…

Kid Smpl Announces New Album, Privacy; Shares Video
The forthcoming LP will land on Kastle's Symbols imprint early next month.

Former XLR8R podcast contributor Kid Smpl will drop his latest album on Kastle’s Symbols imprint next month. Privacy follows 2012’s Skylight LP—released via Seattle imprint Hush Hush—with …

Secret School 'Heal'

Through a series of emotive, thoughtful releases on the Seattle-based Hush Hush imprint in past years, Secret School (a.k.a. Seattle native Andrew Sutherland) has made his moniker synonymous with a mo…

Deebs & Jarell Perry "Home (Kid Smpl Remix)"

Kid Smpl should be a name that is quite familiar with XLR8R’s regular readership. In the past, he’s provided us with a brilliantly sprawling podcast, as well as numerous world class cuts f…

Function, Roman Flügel, Bonobo, and Autechre Head up Decibel 2015
Dasha Rush, Pharmakon, and The Acid will also play the 12th edition of the Seattle festival.

Seattle’s Decibel Festival—which takes place September 23 through September 27—has announced its full lineup of artists for the 2015 edition. As always, Decibel focuses on presenting forward thi…

Podcast 342: Kid Smpl

Kid Smpl (a.k.a. Joey Butler) isn’t a particularly outspoken artist. The low-key Seattle producer (and former Bubblin’ Up subject) maintains a relatively modest profile, quietly issuing mu…

Kid Smpl "But I Don't"

Ahead of his upcoming debut LP, Skylight, 22-year-old Seattle producer Kid Smpl (a.k.a. Joey Butler) sent over its first leak as a preview of what to expect when the album drops on November 12 via Hus…

Kid Smpl "Escape Pod"

The Seattle bass-music wunderkind known as Kid Smpl has had a very busy past two years. He’s released a slew of EPs (Ghostsuit, a split with Daega Sound, Collapse, and Digital Hands, among other…

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