Philadelphia-based artist, Starkey isn’t just another talented music producer who has gained universal recognition. A leader of “Street Bass,” which combines elements of hip-hop, grime and dubstep, creates different dimensions in his music with an ingenious complexity that separates him from other artists. Notably one of the first producers to bring the sound of grime to the United States, Starkey’s richly textured production style, classical music background and refined music engineering has earned him a global fan-base as a true inventor of sound.
Since 2005, he’s undoubtedly captivated a revolutionary following with his unique, forward-thinking production style, and intergalactic bass-heavy arrangements. In 2008, he was the only American producer selected for the “Generation Bass” special on the legendary Mary Anne Hobbs BBC Radio 1 show. In 2012 he released his critically acclaimed album “Orbits,” which Pitchfork gave an 8/10 and called it “classic synth grandeur.” His 2015 album, “The Transponder Orchestra” was Bleep’s Album-of-the-Week saying “his style has become grander and more ambitious in scope.
Starkey’s 2016 releases, Odyssey Five and Charting Stardust (Original Soundtrack), built upon the acoustic-analogue sound he’s been cultivating with his NOREMIXES imprint, while still retaining the core elements of his revered heavy bass meets syncopated synthesized sounds. In 2019, Starkey released New Theia: Today and New Theia: Tomorrowon Eat the Bomb. With features in Complex, the Untz, and Noiseporn, the New Theiaseries found the producer expanding his use of modular synthesizers to further his hybrid grime/electronic sound. The releases featured International vocal collaborations with Eligh (Living Legends / US), Miss Eaves (US), Mad Hed City (Trinidad & Tobago), and UK heavyweights Buggsy, Manchester Hypes, XP & Redders
Commended from around the world, Starkey’s body of work continues to compile stunning originality and imaginative production flair. His music has been synched to commercials from British Airways, Adidas, Go Pro and Temple University, appeared in shows including Sense 8 (Netflix), Football Focus & Waterloo Road (BBC1), Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown (CNN), 20/20 (ABC), Dateline (CBS), and video games, Pro Evolution Soccer 2012, Dirt 3 & Crackdown 2. From producer to DJ to the co-owner of the prominent record labels Seclusiasis, Slit Jockey and the aforementioned NOREMIXES, Starkey is an unstoppable force renovating the sounds of electronic music.
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