Shay De Castro Ignites Movement in “Rapture”
DJ musician Shay De Castro has released the thrilling house single, “Rapture,” via Factory 93 this month. The queer, Mexican-American queen of techno was excited to announce her new drop, bringing its powerful sound with her to an upcoming lineup of performances. Coming in at #3 on Factory 93’s radio right now, this release is worth a listen and a dance.
With such a speedy bassline, listening feels like you’re in a video game or strutting hardcore down the dancefloor. The intro has its own buildup, and this moment of crescendo repeats throughout the song, pulling the listener in and out in a pulsing cadence. Notes on synth take over the song’s undertones, producing a high frequency, explosive dynamic. The beat takes a moment of suspension before dropping, continuing to keep the trajectory exciting and fresh. Shay is diligent in her DJ work, and the details that make up her music are individually notable, but also combine into a perfect, unified blend. Pulsing and rich, “Rapture” is a moment of strength in the techno world.
Shay has earned a coveted spot on the iconic “Groove Cruise” this upcoming January, performing alongside big name headliners Diplo, John Summit, and Tiësto. The LA based artist fits right in with these techno icons, making strong moves for her career. Recently, Shay De Castro appeared on the German-American Praerie Festival podcast, playing an exciting set and keeping herself on the radar of techno listeners everywhere. Next month, she will be headlining “POWERRAVE,” hosted by We Are Together. Never failing to deliver an upbeat live act, she has proved to be passionate and intelligent in her musical composition. We can’t wait to watch and listen to what Shay De Castro does next.