Kawaii is the musical brainchild of Ashleigh and Saul Castagnello, a married couple based in Manhattan in the heart of New York City, who infuse love into everything they create.
It’s no surprise that their debut original production, ‘Searching’, a stunningly beautiful vocal drum & bass track with massive dance floor vibes, caught the attention of genre don Matrix, who made Metro Recordings it’s official home.
In celebration of the single’s release, we asked Kawaii the top ten tracks which are currently hitting their playlists:
1. Dimension & Culture Shock feat. Billy Lockett – Love To Give
From the composition and message to the feelings of love it instils, everything about this track is perfect. It is in our daily rotation and we never get sick of it.
2. Metrik – We Are The Energy
This song would be the perfect first track to one of our Adrenaline DnB mixes. The energy is absolutely infectious and the fact that it’s Metrik’s own vocals on the track elevates it even further.
3. Cartoon feat. Asena – Howling (Andromedik Remix)
Massive dancefloor energy from Andromedik on this one. His remix is excellent and Asena’s angelic vocals from Cartoon’s original work are so superb that we just can’t get enough of it.
4. Technimatic feat. A Little Sound – Lakota
This is a prime liquid anthem. Technimatic truly never disappoints and this track is on that next level of breath-taking beauty.
5. Matrix feat. Raphaella – Hold On
Matrix is one of our all-time greatest influences. His new track is so supremely good and a masterful example of his unbelievable talent blending his unique sound with beautiful vocals from Raphaella.
6. Degs feat. Unglued – Levitate Your Mind
This is our favourite track off the utterly incredible Letters To Ndegwa album from Degs. The album is one that you can let play from start to finish and this track always gets the double drop.
7. Logistics feat. Thomas Oliver – Stay True
We always have so much love for everything Logistics does so it’s no surprise that when another collaboration between Thomas Oliver & him came around it easily stole our hearts yet again.
8. NCT & Futurebound – The Feeling
This track is a fantastic collaboration from some of our favourite artists. It’s so uplifting that it takes you straight up and never lets you down.
9. Koven – Give You Up
This is our favourite track off of Koven’s powerful Butterfly Effect album. Katie’s stunning vocals shine so brightly and it drips with our favourite kind of liquid love.
10. Netsky- I See The Future In Your Eyes
We feel like this track represents Netsky’s return to Drum & Bass, which is something we hold so dear to us and are so excited about!