Two names are currently making waves with their genre-blending styles and captivating stories: DLG. and Koastle. Dave De La Garza, known by his stage name DLG., is a rising artist whose journey from Austin, Texas, to the heart of Los Angeles has been nothing short of remarkable. His latest track, “STRANGERS,” is a heartfelt ode to his girlfriend, reflecting the instant connection they shared upon meeting in LA. This track follows his string of successful singles and collaborations that have marked this year, including “OVER MY HEAD!,” “KUNG FU,” and “CLOSE ONE!”. DLG.’s music, characterized by an infectious mix of pop, alternative, and electronic influences, resonates deeply with a global audience. His breakout single “Inside My Eyelids” alone has amassed over 28 million streams, showcasing his ability to blend bouncy beats with soft-raspy vocals that appeal to a wide range of listeners.
Koastle, comprising Orange County natives Andy Mueller and Brett Beaudette, brings a unique experimental twist to the indie-electronic genre. Their music, inspired by industry visionaries like Flume and Odesza, aims to provide an immersive audio-visual experience. Their innovative project, “Koastcards,” promises a new song every week for a year, each reflecting a different genre and location. This ambitious endeavor is set to redefine the way audiences interact with music, taking them on a metaphorical road trip across various musical landscapes.
The collaboration between DLG. and Koastle on “STRANGERS” was simply meant to be. Their previous joint effort, “Stay Close,” was a viral sensation, garnering over 7.5 million streams on Spotify and making significant impacts on TikTok and Instagram Reels. This partnership highlights their individual talents but also their shared vision of pushing the boundaries of indie music.