Written By: Luke Hopper
Starkey is Philadelphia’s foremost dubstep, grime and bass artist. His unique take on these sounds has spread around the world with, with the man in question DJing globally and proving a massive hit wherever he goes. His work is always forward-thinking and never anything but impressive; he seems to have trademarked this ‘Street Bass’ sound along with a handful of other artists (think Hudson Mohawke and Rustie). His debut album for Planet Mu, entitled Ephemeral Exhibits, was extremely well-received and the follow up Ear Drums and Black Holes, released earlier this year, even more so. He’s the co-owner of Slit Jockey Records and a member of the Seclusiasis crew, and is best known for productions full to the brim with futuristic crunk, hip-hop and elements of UK-centric grime and dubstep – all pushed to the outer limits of the universe.
With a new EP Space Traitors Vol. 1 out today on the Civil Music imprint (check the player at the end), we caught up with Starkey to discuss his work and find out a little more about what makes this young artist tick…read more