Unlocked: Dig into the world of Curly Castro deep cuts and rarities

castro-snapkrackerOkay, maybe “rarities” isn’t the correct word in the digital music world, where even the deepest track is readily accessibly if you’ve got the Bandcamp URL. That said, while we’ve spent all week focusing on Curly Castro‘s excellent current album, Fidel, in Unlocked, The Key’s regular spotlight on new and significant releases from Philadelphia-area artists. We’ve also made some mention of his previous LP, Winston’s Appeal. But we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the assortment of fantastic singles, remixes, and collaborative one-offs available as free downloads online. To close out this week of Unlocked, we present five great Castro moments not to overlook, from “TeenAger” – with its nods to SEGA and A Tribe Called Quest – to “Playing With Fire” – which extrapolates a Stephen King-esque tale from the Stones song. Listen and download below, get your hands on Fidel here, and keep checking back for more Unlocked features on The Key.

Fidel is the featured album in this edition of Unlocked; hear the spotlighted single “Coal” in Monday’s post, read Tuesday’s album review, watch a music video for “They Call Me Castro” in Wednesday’s post, read yesterday’s interview and check back for more Unlocked features from The Key.