Thursday, November 10, 2011

Introducing: Star Slinger

I first became aware of Star Slinger after he released a remix of Childish Gambino's Freaks & Geeks, earlier this year. The original has been on repeat since it was released, but the remix was just so different, I had to check him out. He followed that up with a massive mix for Fabric and has been on fire ever since. Despite being from Manchester, Star Slinger relies heavily on Soul samples, deep cuts that I've heard for too many years to count. On his collaboration titled Teams vs Star Slinger he samples Barbara Mason's Yes, I'm Ready with absolute precision. A track from his release Volume 1, titled Mornin' speeds up the classic Let's Do It Again by the Staple Singers and it's the illest thing I've heard in a while. He recently finished his first US tour and thankfully I caught him at Lincoln Hall. A proper debut is in the works, with the first single Dumbin' available as a free download from Green Label Sound. Normally I give you a single song or video to let the goodness sink in, but I honestly couldn't decide on just one.
Dumbin' (ft Reggie B) [FREE DOWNLOAD]

April Fabric Mix [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Childish Gambino - Freaks & Geeks (Star Slinger Remix) [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Teams vs Star Slinger - Punch Drunk Love [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Mornin' (From Volume 1)

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