Hello! My name is Giancarlo Castro (a.k.a. Kastropolis) and I am an electronic music producer and mixing engineer.
My name is Giancarlo Castro (Kastropolis) and I’m a music producer and songwriter from Orange County, California. I graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2021 with a B.A. in Songwriting and Production.
I have produced music under my solo project, Kastropolis, since 2012 and I still manage this project to this day. I’ve also created a wide variety of instrumentals and remixes for other artists and game developers.
I jump at the opportunity take on new collaborations, and any projects where I can express myself authentically, creatively, and of course musically.
On my free time, I enjoy DJing, playing soccer and PC gaming online with friends.
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Very communicative and easy to work with. Can't wait to work with him again on his future productions! Best of luck K.
Kastropolis did a great job improving my song, he gave it a better mixing and a better production. I'll definitely will work with him if i need to.
LOVED working with him . Gave me above and beyond what i wanted. Incredibly underrated at the moment . Work with him before he gets famous!
Interview with Kastropolis
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Well I think it's necessary to take a chance in life every now and then because you never know what surprise you'll run into.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path has been and is still currently music production. I fell in love around 2009 and took it a step further by attending Berklee College of Music in 2017 with a major in Songwriting and Production.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a self-built PC with top-of-the-line specs, as well as Yamaha HS80M Reference Studio Speakers, an Audio-Technica Studio Headset, an Native Instruments M32 Keyboard, and Ableton Push 2 and a ESP LTD M-10 Electric Guitar.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I grew up listening to a variety of music living in Orange County, CA. The artists that have piqued my interest in the past (and currently) range from Darryl Hall & John Oates to Chromeo. Funk is definitely in my nature. My tastes are always evolving however and I think that helps keep my work unique and fresh.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The type of work I do for my clients vary on the artist. I'll occasionally get the type that aren't very sure on where they want to take their track, and so I'll assist them with my perspective. Others know exactly what they want and how they want it. It's all on how you want to approach it.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to always give you the best quality to my ability. I'm passionate about what I do and want to make my clients happy.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always produce what YOU want. Don't try to make music like the hits that are out today, its not creative or unique. It's okay to be influenced by an artist (I'm constantly influenced) but make sure it's your personality in the track and not someone else's.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I think my best attribute while recording is that I fully immerse myself in my work. When I'm producing it's just me and the music. Being in the moment. I believe that's what brings quality to a track.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Anyone. I think it's important to take risks and explore every option out there.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It really depends. Sometimes I'll start by creating a drum loop, or I'll be inspired by a previous loop in my sound library. I also believe it's never a good thing to overstimulate yourself during production as you'll lose excitement for your work. You gotta move around and get your blood pumping!