What is your name?
My full name is Joaquin Castellano, but I go by the stage name of “Joaquin Caste”
What is your genre of music?
Pop / Alternative
Give us a little bio about you.
I’m 16 years old, I’ve been playing the piano and singing since I was 5. Music has always been present in my life.
What made you go in to music?
I’ve been singing and playing the piano for as long as I can remember, so music was always a part of me.
Are you a signed?
No I’m currently not.
Your set to release your new EP ‘ Repetitive Thoughts’ tell us more about the single.
Repetitive thoughts is about feelings or thoughts that come to one’s mind. The songs in there have a deeper and implicit meaning but I love when the audience adapts a song to their own feelings.
What is the meaning behind the EP.
Feelings that many can relate.
Describe the EP in two words.
What was the writing process like?
All the songs were written by myself. The writing process was completely different in each one, but it usually started with me sitting at the piano with a melody and harmonising it with chords.
What was the recording process like?
I first record my voice and the chords on the piano, then we work with the producer to find the sounds I want and finally we record again the voice, I sing the harmonies and chorus, until everything sounds how I want it.
Who did you work with on the EP with?
The EP was written in its entirety by myself. Return and Escape were produced by Matt Dougherty (U.S.A.) and Hiding and Worn Out by Santiago Perez Lanz and Federico Blotta (ARG). It was recorded in “Zar Estudios” and “Estudios Panda”, both in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Where can we buy/pre-order the EP from?
It will be available for pre-order soon, I’ll be posting it on my social media . On the 29th of March it will be available on all major streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and Deezer.
Do you have any shows coming up or a tour in planning?
What else can we expect in 2019?
Lots of new music. I think this year will be full of new things.
Do you have any collaborations coming up with any upcoming artists?
Currently I’m not working on any collaborations.
Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact?
Yes, I’m open to collaboration proposals. They could send me a DM on Instagram, as it is the place where I am most active.
Do you play any instruments?
Yes, the piano and the ukelele.
Who are your influences?
My influences include Tom Misch, James Blake and Lorde.
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
Sometimes I might start with something I’ve seen, something I felt, or even something I imagined, and then end up changing it or exaggerating some parts.
Where do you see yourself in 5 Years?
I honestly don’t know. I hope there’ll be more and more people that relate to my music and we all have fun.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
I’m probably with my friends.
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
I’m not entirely sure. I remember the first concert I ever went to was to see “Imagine Dragons”. I was really young (like 10 years old) and it was definitely amazing.
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
That perfection is in the details.
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Nothing is impossible. Just keep putting out good, quality content and people will notice you.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
I always think that everyone should do whatever makes them happy.
Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
San Isidro’s Cathedral is really pretty. There’s a great Amusement Park nearby as well!
Your coming off tour;
1/ Where do you go first?
2/ Who do you see first?
Friends and family
3/What do you eat first?
I might eat either pasta or sushi.
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Lots of water, the lyrics, thanking my fans, being myself and spreading love.
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
Yes, I do: