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Castro – DJ Percussionist | Cardiff | Wales | UK

Castro


Castro is a percussionist and producer based in Cardiff, United Kingdom. Coming from an intrinsically musical family he was (willingly) classically trained on various instruments from a very early age. However with the teenage angst building inside of him, Mozart and Beethoven just didn’t cut it anymore and at the age of 14 he formed his first band from behind the drum kit.

Since then from the seediest toilet bars to the UK’s biggest indoor arenas, he has literally played them all (in various different musical “outfits”). Mostly performing in the UK, Ireland and Western Europe he has spent the entirety of his teens and early twenties tirelessly dedicated to performing in bands and ensembles of every genre imaginable.

Having spent 5 years being the in house percussionist for many night clubs across the country and performing in various outfits at major UK festivals and events, Castro spent his first season abroad – summer 2013, in Zante.

He brought his vibrant, ethnic percussion to night clubs every night of the week and also made regular guest appearances on the ‘VVIP Events’ Yacht Parties. This helped him gain a fresh perspective and upon arrival back on UK soil he immediately broadened his focus to concentrate on the overall production of his live performance. This has led him to combine all his main focuses – percussion, production and DJing.

After having spent years accompanying other DJs around the world, Castro is now able to DJ for himself and play his infectious percussion beats all at the same time.

Unlike many others in his field, Castro places his focus on authenticity and originality. His laid-back approach to his performance gives his act an authenticity that is unrivalled in his field. He’s not over-shooting; he’s not trying to steal the limelight from the DJ. There is simply no “cheese factor” involved with Castro’s performance.

Every DJ he’s ever played with has always commented on how he seamlessly integrates with the tracks. Rather than trying to steal the limelight, he’s simply and effectively enhancing the music and – most importantly – making people more their feet!

Castro offers two types of performance; one is as a percussionist, accompanying a night club’s in-house DJ. The other option is as a DJ and percussion. An “all in one” performance that combines all the elements of a great DJ set with the jaw dropping virtuosity of a skilled percussionist.
 
Standard length of Performance:

2 hours set

Testimonials:

“Castro, thank you for performing at our torch events. Every guest has commented on how great and professional you were and I’ve had many people asking for your details. Don’t be surprised to hear from us again!”
Coca Cola

“Owen, unlike other percussionists we’ve worked with, just concentrates on enhancing the music – rather than trying to solo the whole time! The crowds love it”
-Red Bull

“As a DJ, I’ve gigged around the world with various percussionists playing during my DJ sets… Castro is basically the only one I want any more… The man knows his music, seamlessly works with the DJ, and drums like a machine.”
 –DJ/producer Dom Kane 

Previous Clients Include:

Red Bull
Relentless Energy Drink
Coca Cola (London Olympics 2012)
VVIP Events Zante
Waikiki (Zante)
Revolutions Night club (Various)
CYNT
Radisson Blu (Cardiff)
Mocka Lounge Cardiff
Kapu Cardiff
Tiger Tiger Cardiff
Michael Woods
Gramophonedzie
Brandon Block
Boomtown Fare
Troyfest
Reading Festival
Boardmasters Festival
Baker Street (Swindon)
Oceana Cardiff
Boomtown Bonfire Extravaganza
Climax Promotions Cardiff
Ladybird Cardiff
Michael Woods
Enchufada
Do Androids Dance
Generation Bass
Branko

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