Words & photographs provided by Michael Casatico
Last weekend I had the pleasure of heading up to Los Angeles to take some photos at The Sound of Tomorrow show hosted by Soulection. Since the last time I was able to make it out to a show, Soulection has made some big moves with the transition of their weekly radio show from London based Rinse.fm to Beats 1 Radio hosted by Apple Music. Incase you didn’t know, Beats 1 Radio is a 24 hour ‘listening experience’ brought to you by some of the world’s greatest music experts and enthusiasts. Not only is Beats 1 broadcasted 24 hours a day, seven days a week, but it can also be heard in over 100 different countries. Beats 1 is a massive musical stage, and Soulection fits the part perfectly every Saturday night from 7pm to 9pm. Hosted by the man Joe Kay, every Saturday you can expect good vibes, good music and powerful energy. If you missed the show on Saturday, or can’t tune in during that time, Soulection uploads the recording of the radio show to their soundcloud. If you haven’t checked them out, or if you need some new inspiration, Soulection will bless your ears with some hidden gems and unheard music from producers that span across the globe.
For this photo set, I used my 35mm prime lens and tried to utilize as much natural light as possible. I have never really been a big fan of using a flash; one because I feel like they bug the shit out of people with the constant blinding flash going off, and two because I feel like the photos look more dramatic and capture more energy in the low lighting.
As usual, everyone who preformed last weekend absolutely killed their set, and it was priceless to able to document it. Huge thank you to my man Dom Stills and Joe Kay for having me. I hope everyone reading this enjoys the photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.