Eduardo Castillo’s music encompasses his depth in the study of the industry and influences stemming from a South American and European upbringing. His studies in music compositions, orchestration and opera provide him with a vast understanding of harmonies, dynamics and musical textures. Eduardo uses a subtle ethnomusicologist’s approach to music. His record collection reads like a music history book. In fact his eclecticism is quite enticing. Sounds of Jazz, Avant-Garde, Middle Eastern, South American, Afro-Cuban folk, Soul, Funk, and Electronic Minimalism, can be heard in his compositions, his singing, his dj sets, and his playing of instruments, whether in their pure from or intertwined with down, mid and up-tempo electronic treatments. Ultimately, simplicity is what Eduardo strives for. An effort is always made to have fresh, organic sound while inevitably providing touches of technological advances shaping music today, never overwhelming and always sophisticated and tasteful.
Eduardo's mission is to always become a storyteller from beginning to end. With Every record he plays has a very important intention. The music in his selections does not just fill time, it weaves in and out with dynamic and texture. The music and his improvisational live shows are brush strokes on a canvas that once he's reached the end, will look like a world of realism and fantasy all in one. He's a master at layering the musical with the technical and the surreal with the real.
Eduardo always leaves an indelible mark with his style and impeccable understanding of his environment.
Eduardo Castillo has released on the groundbreaking Crosstown Rebels label and is co - founder and creative director of the the highly world acclaimed and praised HABITAS brand.