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 few years Kackley has been tapped to remix artists like Sasha, Beacon, Kauf, DRAMA & GHEIST . In addition to receiving airplay by Pete Tong & Danny Howard (BBC Radio 1), he has received coverage from sources like Mixmag, Clash, Fader, Deep House Amsterdam & When We Dip.
The last couple of years have found Kackley releasing music on Above & Beyond’s Anjunadeep & UK DJ/Producer Sasha’s label: Last Night On Earth. His single, ‘Amae’, was remixed by Sasha and included on his fabric 99 compilation.
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.”