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Le Castle Vania Creates Music for New Movie, John Wick

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

John Wick

Le Castle Vania has made his film scoring debut in the high energy fight scenes of Lionsgate’s recently released action thriller, John Wick starring Keanu Reeves. The recently released action packed film made it’s debut this past weekend landing at number 2 on the box office charts and scoring a whopping 86% on the highly popular, film review aggregator website, Rotten Tomatoes.

Le Castle Vania contributed several pieces of original music written specifically for various high energy scenes in the film. The film score to John Wick also contains works from longtime LCV collaborators Tyler Bates and Joel Richards. All of these new pieces of music are available now on the soundtrack to John Wick. We highly recommend also checking out the film in theaters to get the full big screen experience! Enjoy!

John Wick Soundtrack on iTunes
John Wick Soundtrack on Amazon

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Feels Like Fire EP Out Now

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014


I’m extremely exited to announce my latest release, the ‘Feels Like Fire’ EP! While working on this EP I decided it was important to me that this work stand apart as having it’s own feeling and vibe that is different from my previous works. While I personally love the dark and aggressive sound of my previous release the “Prophication” EP I wanted this EP to show some different aspects of my musical sound. To me this EP stays true to the fun of the more bangin sound that I’m known for but at the same time has moments that are more emotional, vibey and about “the Feels”… hence the title “Feels Like Fire”.

I want to give a quick shout out to my producer friends Crywolf and Must Die who each wrote a song with me on the EP and my friends Mariana Bell, Alyssa Palmer, and SunSun who all lent me their amazing voices and sang on the EP! (Thanks Guys!)

Any way enough chit chat I’ll let the music do the rest of the talking! The full EP doesn’t drop until June 24th but as an added bonus and a thank you to the fans I’m offering you two ways to grab the song “Nobody Gets Out Alive Part II” right away for free…

Preorder the “FEELS LIKE FIRE” EP and get “Nobody Gets Out Alive Part II” instantly!
(You can also preview all of the other unreleased songs from the ep here!)

or download it through my soundcloud for free with no strings attached!
(although it would be nice if you give me a follow over on SC while you’re at it.)

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Le Castle Vania at SXSW 2014

Monday, March 10th, 2014


It’s that time of year again! I’m headed to SXSW and wanted to give you all a heads up on where you can come and party with me! All the details are listed below so if you’re headed to Austin this year be sure to come through and rage!

Wednesday March 12th
EMS at Republic Live
301 W 5th St
18+ / No badge required
Set time: 1am

Friday March 14th
Lose Control presents:
Le Castle Vania & Friends at Krave
302 E 6th St
18+ / No badge required / Free event
Set times:
10pm Steve Duda
11pm Computer Club
12am Flinch
1am Le Castle Vania


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Le Castle Vania heads to SXSW

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Friday Night March 15 12AM – Lose Control Party @ Pure 419 E 6th St – No badge required – 18+ – Free

Saturday Night March 16 12:30AM – Official SXSW Showcase @ The Madison 307 W 5th St – Priority to badge holders – 21+ – Free

Woop woop! It’s time again to head to Austin for SXSW, one of my favorite music gatherings to be a part of. I’m really happy to be there again this year in a period where the scene is really bubbling and all of my friends and so many talented musicians are all in the same area.

I’ll be out there this weekend for two shows, the first of which I’ll be curating myself. I’ve partnered with Lose Control to present Le Castle Vania & Friends, where AC Slater, Audrey Napoleon, SLDGHMR, and my homie (and newest signee to my record label Always Never) Crywolf. The party will be over on 6th Street at Pure Ultra Lounge and is open to everyone, with or without a pass!

Next up is Saturday night over at the Madison, where I’ll be doing an official SXSW showcase with Sepalcure and Kid Simius. Priority goes to SXSW badgeholders but make your way over and come join me for the party!

For more info on SXSW, head over to their official website, and don’t forget to stay posted on my Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for all my Austin shenanigans!

Identity Festival Starts Tomorrow!

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Wooo hoo! ID festival kicks off tomorrow! I’m sooo excited to be a part of it again this year. I had such a blast last year, traveling across the country and partying with everyone that came out as well as joining the bill with so many talented and amazing artists was a very special experience and definitely something I won’t soon forget. I mean, what other festival do you know has a massive inflatable water slide backstage? :P

ID fest put together another dope lineup again for 2012, my homie Datsik is back again, along with Nero, Wolfgang Gartner, Eric Prydz, Excision, Porter Robinson, Noisia, and a ton more. First up this weekend are Cincinnati, Detroit, and Toronto! You can check all the tour dates below – click on your city to purchase tickets!

This year I’ll be putting up a picture every day during tour over on my Buzznet page. Make sure you subscribe to me over there to stay updated on all the shenanigans and craziness that’ll be happening over the course of all of Identity Festival!

Oh and guys… I have a really special surprise for you coming up at the end of July. I’ve been working on a massive free track for everyone, I’m hyped about it and can’t wait to share it with all of you! Stay posted here and on any of my social networks for updates!

July 19 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
July 20 – Pontiac, MI @ Elektricity Festival Grounds
July 21 – Toronto, ON @ Echo Beach Powered By Rogers
July 26 – Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center
July 27 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
July 28 – Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach SOLD OUT
July 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier At Penn’s Landing
August 2 – Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
August 3 – Tampa, FL @ 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheater
August 4 – Miami, FL @ Klipsch Amphitheater @ Bayfront Park
August 10 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
August 11 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 17 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Ampitheatre
August 18 – Chula Vista, CA @ Cricket Wireless Ampitheatre
August 19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion

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Cee Lo Green Performs Le Castle Vania Remix on BMA’s

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Cee Lo Green piano flip

Hey guys just wanted to share a little video clip with you all. My homie Cee Lo Green recently gave an amazing performance on the Billboard Music Awards. He played a medley of hits including the massive single “Crazy” (from his Gnarls Barkley project) a new single “Bright Lights, Bigger City” and a PC version of MY REMIX OF HIS SMASH SINGLE “FUCK YOU”! This was an especially amazing moment for me, getting to see a song i produced and wrote music for performed by an artist that i have so much respect for on the Billboard Music Awards! Any way needless to say he killed it with his unique vocal style and even more unique show! Check it out for yourself below!

And in case you missed it you can hear the full version here


Wednesday, March 16th, 2011


Alright so today is my first day down here in Austin, Tx for SXSW 2011 and I am PUMPED to rage with everyone! (Click here for more info on my SXSW shows)… However i know there are a lot of you guys out there that can’t make it down to SXSW this year so i thought i would give away a little audio freebie for you guys to kick off your own parties with where ever you are! Most of you guys probably recognize D.I.M.‘s original version of Is You as one of his biggest club smashers to date. The original single came out on Boys Noize Records way back in 2007 and was definitely one of my personal favorites of the time! Any way being the rad guy that he is D.I.M. sent me the parts to do a remix of this song way back when. I was super stoked to do it but unfortunately the timing didn’t work out and i got busy with other songs and projects and didn’t get around to doing the remix. Flash-forward to a couple months ago when i re-heard the original Is You and was reminded of how much i love this song. I decided to go ahead and finally bust out the forgotten remix… I knew it was far too late to do any sort of real release for the remix since the original came out quite some time ago but i figured what the hell i’ll just do it for fun and give it away for free! After all isn’t music supposed to be about having fun and sharing your creativity? Any way enough with the saga here’s the tune. Crank it up and enjoy!

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If you enjoy what you hear be sure to hit up the Downloads section for more free music. Please also take a moment to support me by adding me on your social networking sites.
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And of course don’t forget to support my homie D.I.M.!
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Le Castle Vania at SXSW 2011

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Le Castle Vania SXSW 2011 back

It’s time once again for the madness that ensues when SXSW takes over Austin, Texas. As you have probably guessed i am heading that way to be a part of it all! Here is a list of the events that i will be performingat during the week of music and festivities. Make sure you swing by and party with me!

Wed March 16 Official SXSW Showcase @ Barcelona 1AM (209 East 6th St.)

Fri March 18 Lose Control Party @ Vice 12:30AM (302 E 6th Street)

Sat March 19 Insomniac Sessions @ Republic Live 2AM (301 West 5th St)

I will also be announcing additional surprise shows and after parties via so be sure to follow me there!

SoCal Mini-Tour Recap Video

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Le Castle Vania Avalon

I recently took a trek across southern California on my SoCal Mini-Tour knocking out 4 shows in just 5 days (and having a blast while doing it)! Rather than waste your time by rambling on about it i’ll just let you check out the video recap put together by my good homie MR650.TV Enjoy!

Big thanks to the following venues and homies for helping to make the tour awesome and super fun!
Giant Events
L.E.D. Events
Avalon (Hollywood)
Voyeur (San Diego)
Sutra (OC)
Street Lurkin
Always Never Records
and of course an extra special thanks to all the awesome fans and party people that came out to support!

South Africa Mini-Tour Recap

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

I just wanted quickly share some photos and videos from my recent trip to South Africa. The entire trip and both of the shows in Cape Town and Johannesburg / Pretoria were simply an amazing experience! I would like give a big thank you to all the rad fans for helping us sell out both shows an an extra special thank you to the good people at The Assembly and Griet for making it all happen! I look forward to returning to party with you crazy, beautiful, party people sometime in the near future!

All photos by Adriaan Louw

You can find the full set of photos from the cape town show here

Check out the two part mini interviews i did for We Are Awesome here and here