Craig Seymour/For RedEye
October 3, 2012
David Castellani, 30, musician
What brings you out tonight?
Good music. I¿m here to see Jozif and just get down.
What are you drinking and why?
I¿m drinking gin and tonic, because I really like Bombay. It¿s light, and I can get down with it for a while.
How do you defend deep house to people who hate it?
Deep house is not only a type of music that can really range from happy to sad, slow to fast; it can really have all sorts of emotions. More importantly for me, it¿s dark. Darkness is really what attracts me to music in general. I like music that has some deep, dark feelings.
Tell me about your music.
I release music under [the name] Mia Wallace (soundcloud.com/miawallacechicago). I am up-and-coming deep house artist from Chicago. Actually, I have a funk and jazz background, but I really got into [deep house] music.
Describe your music in three words.
Creative, naughty and playful.