“’Waters’ continues the theme of synthesis sitting alongside woodwind recordings and manipulated vocal recordings. A pulsing 4x4 kick pattern and pumping compression drive the modulating, rich synth textures.”
This is an edit of the lead track from the forthcoming EP – Earth – from Philadelphia-based artist, Starkey. A leader of “Street Bass,” which combines elements of hip-hop, grime and dubstep, Starkey 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.
“His music's so emotionally evocative, even when it's wordless” Pitchfork
Commended from around the world, Starkey’s body of work continues to compile stunning originality and imaginative production flair. From producer to singer 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.
“I like to think about the term Ambient Music a little differently than others; it’s not necessarily defined by any specific musical idea, or lack of rhythm, but more an attitude in structure and composition. I think you can have a piece of music that has lots of intricate rhythms, but no clear percussion or drum sounds, and the piece will feel very ambient. That could sit alongside a track with sparse electronic productions and a 4x4 kick drum, which feels equally ambient."