Hi there and welcome
Darren aka Star Slinger here. For those that don’t know here’s a brief history.
In 2010 I released an album on the internet entitled Volume 1.
It was a collection of sample-heavy hip hop & dance crossover tracks.
I wanted to make positive music that uplifted people.
I wanted to make music that made people feel like everyday was a weekend.
My main influences for the record were people who did cool stuff with samples. To name a few: J Dilla, Kanye West, Daft Punk, Fatboy Slim, Armand Van Helden and people of that ilk.
Before Volume 1 I wasn’t too sure about sampling.
Popular website Pitchfork Media began to blog about some of the tracks.
The Guardian named me “best act of the year by miles” in 2011 on their Band Of The Day segment.
I was asked to deliver DJ Mixes for BBC Radio 1, Fabric, DJ Mag & Dazed & Confused.
SPIN named me one of their favourite acts in 2012.
I’ve services some of my favourite artists with my Production & Remix skills.
To name a few: Childish Gambino, Jessie Ware, Duke Dumont, Kilo Kish, James Vincent McMorrow, Dawn Richard, Sam Sparro, Tunji Ige, The Avalanches, Ellie Goulding, London Grammar, Bipolar Sunshine, Broken Social Scene and many more.
Some of my favourite live performances so far have been Lollapalooza (Chicago), Glastonbury (UK), Sonar (Spain), Benicassim (Spain), Bahidora (Mexico), Echo Park Music Festival (China), WMC (Miami), Fabric (London), Output (Brooklyn), Lure (LA), UNIT (Tokyo), Blackmarket (Manila), Seoul (Cakeshop), Paris Social Club (RIP), XOYO (London), Stealth (Nottingham), U Street Music Hall (Washington DC), 1015 Folsom (San Francisco) and many more.
I was asked personally by ASAP Rocky to support him on his 2012 European Tour. A big honor for me!
In 2016 I finally released Volume 2 & grammy award winning music producer Skrillex signed me for an EP on his OWSLA label. It was entitled We Could Be More.
In 2017, I’ve been dropping independent singles & working on ideas for a new record which is slowly unfolding. At present its sounding like a sticky hot summer record with new experimentation underway.