‘Different flows for different shows’ is how Carasel responds when asked to describe his style. Never one to be pigeon holed into one corner of the sparse and ever changing Drum & Bass landscape, Cara is just as well known for his high energy, fast paced lyrical sets going toe to toe with the MC greats at his residency at D&B institution Warning, as he is holding down 3hour sets letting music be very much at the forefront and focus point at his regular appearances at Hospitality.
Versatility is key, being able to read the crowd, when to hype and when to get lyrical is something that can only be perfected with years of experience and Carasel has that by the truck load. He has worked and performed with pretty much every major brand in the scene and has lent his hosting abilities to scores of festivals and club nights of all shapes & sizes in many different countries and continents, being able to adapt has been essential.
Carasel holds a great passion for the music he loves & sets himself ahead of the pack with a great knowledge of the music he is hosting. He presents a weekly radio show showcasing 100% new music on Bristol’s Ujima 98fm and runs his own label AFT Records.
He has had vocal releases on some of Drum & Bass’s most respected labels including Hospital Records, Formation, Audio Clone and even released his own debut solo album, ‘Progression’ in 2012 (A well received Hip-Hop project which featured collaborations with some of the biggest artists in the d&b scene) which once again underlined Carasel’s versatility as both a host and recording artist.
Carasel’s tracks have gained radio support on BBC Radio 1, 1xtra, Kiss & Rinse and he has appeared as a guest on Crissy Criss’s & Hype’s show as a live guest, his performance with Sigma at Glastonbury was even broadcast live to the world on BBC Radio1. He has also has had printed press spots in Knowledge, ATM, Trap, Mixmag and many more.
Carasel has been a preferred host of choice for a wide range of artists. Sigma, TC, Benny Page, Fred V & Grafix, DC Breaks, & Black Sun Empire have all called on his services regularly and this speaks volumes about his ability to adapt to all styles of drum & bass. His passion & hunger show no sign of fading any time soon, you can be assured that when Carasel is on stage the show will be lyrically enhanced but it will still be the music doing the talking.