Reed Kackley, the Brooklyn-based producer operating under the moniker
BAILE, makes texturally rich dance music inspired by house and
downtempo. His EP, 'Matter', released last July, combined minimal
electronic compositions with lush vocal performances by featured artists
like Felicia Douglass (Ava Luna, Gemma) & Marie Kim (Blank Paper). In
addition to receiving airplay by Pete Tong (BBC Radio 1), two singles
from the EP landed in the top 5 of Hype Machine's 'Most Popular' chart.
Kackley has also recently remixed artists like Baio, Mansionair & Doe Paoro.
On the subject of his creative process, BAILE explains:
"When I'm listening to music I find myself more drawn to individual
sounds and textures within a song rather than the songs as a whole.
During the writing process, I focus on juxtaposing raw elements with synthetic ones, creating something that can feel crisp and clean but also organic and natural. I'm always striving for a really open, clear mix where every nuance of each sound can be heard."
BAILE's new EP 'Stay Safe' puts the production in the foreground, blending foley sounds recorded in various locations over the past year, with warm analog synthesizers & subtle vocal textures.