Reed Kackley, the Brooklyn-based producer operating under the moniker BAILE, makes texturally rich dance music inspired by house and downtempo.
His debut EP, ‘Matter’ (July ’15) combined minimal electronic compositions with lush vocal performances by featured artists like Felicia Douglass (Ava Luna, Gemma) & Marie Kim (Blank Paper).
The follow-up release ‘Stay Safe’ (October ’16) put the production in the foreground, blending foley sounds recorded in various locations over the past year, with warm analog synthesizers & subtle vocal textures.
Over the past 2 years Kackley has been tapped to remix artists like Sasha, Beacon, Baio, Mansionair & Su Na. In addition to receiving airplay by Pete Tong (BBC Radio 1), he has had multiple tracks in the top 5 of Hype Machine’s ‘Most Popular’ chart and has received coverage from sources like Mixmag, Data Transmission, Fader, Deep House Amsterdam & When We Dip.
2018 began with Kackley releasing an EP on UK Producer/DJ Sasha’s label Last Night On Earth, with a stream of new material to follow.
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.”