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#3 NANI CASTLE. An exceptionally talented and versatile MC and vocalist, Staten Island's Nani Castle is a soulful force to be reckoned with. Her new The Amethyst Tape with UDACHI has her rocking over beats from the likes of Modeselektor, Salva & Nick Hook and Koreless.
INTRODUCING NANI CASTLE
Bronx born, raised in Staten Island, Chilean/Irish-American emcee Emiliana Castillo, best known under her musical moniker Nani Castle, is most definitely one to watch in coming months. Her latest EP ‘THE AMETHYST TAPE‘ is a real refreshing take on the genre, and most definitely pretty much the opposite you would expect from a avid Raekwonfan, female emcee. Recorded in collaboration with Udachi, the record was inspired by Raekwon‘s ‘The Purple Tape’, which she explains…
When I first heard it I was a rocker listening to Nirvana and Bjork, influenced by this electronic/rock experience. However, The Purple Tape made me say, as cliche as it may sound, “Wow, this sound reminds me of where I’m from. There’s something about this that resonates with me.”
Her sound is a real eclectic mix of influences and sounds, from hard hitting bangers, to more trippy psychedelic jams, all in all making for a very solid body of work, which will have you pressing the repeat button as soon as you’re done. NANI CASTLE, remember the name.
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Chilean-American emcee Nani Castle grew up on Staten Island and brings an outerborough grittiness to the mix, combining crisp beats, with political lyrics inspired by her Chilean exile father, and a celebration of femininity and pussy power. Her debut mixtape, The Amethyst Tape, was a collaboration with dance music producer & fellow Staten Island music maker Udachi, was an homage to her hometown hero Raekwon’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, and is worth a listen. Most recently, she teamed up with Nire and Maluca for feminist party anthem “Commie Mommie.” – Andrea Gompf