RC:095 | Silvia Kastel

If bass-heavy polyrhythms, breaks, and seductive slow jams are in your alley, this week’s Rhythmic Culture podcast is something not to miss.

Hailing from Puglia in Southern Italy, Silvia Kastel’s musical background began in experimental voice and electronics while studying sound engineering and electronic music in New York. She started performing live in 2008 with a main focus on experimental electronic music and extended vocal techniques. Evolving into DJing while based in Berlin between 2014 and 2018, first on radio and then in clubs, and now based in London with a monthly residency on NTS, her range has expanded to combine this history of sonic exploration of the outer edges with a sensual club music that simultaneously provokes the bodily push and pull of dancefloor tension and feverish release.