clubmaster Posted May 11 Report Share Posted May 11 As the USAâ€™s dance music scene continues to come of age on a widespread scale and different styles proliferate and evolve, new talents are coming thick and fast. Only a few have the staying power to go the distance, however. Formerly known as Nick Terranova, U.S talent Starkillers has been cutting a swathe through the bolshier end of the global house music scene with his tough-edged, eclectic sou nd. Blending big hooks and riffs, soaring vocals, thumping beats and mind-bending effects trickery, his sound is the perfect blend of high-octane, fierce energy and accessible appeal. Itâ€™s truly at home amidst the contemporary sound of cutting-edge dance music. â€œIâ€™m A.D.Dâ€ he explains of the hyperactive nature of his music. â€œI know people always say that, but I really am. I really try not to sound like anyone else or copy anyone. Whatâ€™s the point in being in this biz if all youâ€™re gonna do is try and sound like someone else? I do what I think is cool and donâ€™t really care what people think. Youâ€™re either a fan or youâ€™re not.â€ Itâ€™s not about subtlety or tradition; instead itâ€™s a question of pushing technology and sound to their limits, and creating in-your-face tracks with plenty of charisma and attitude. Thereâ€™s nothing mundane going on here. Pitch bending leads, rugged bass, mind-warping FX, huge builds and drops; everything in a Starkillers track is designed for maximum impact on the dancefloor, and his potent blend of electro house groove and sharp trance-laced breakdowns has seen his records signed to huge labels including Doorn, Ultra and Nervous. â€œI really just try to make my sound as crazy as I can without being too far left that people donâ€™t get itâ€ he says. â€œI try not to pigeonhole myself into one genre so I can change easily and so that it doesnâ€™t come as a shock to my fans when I evolve.â€ Itâ€™s that versatility and open-mindedness that sees him continue to flourish and succeed for years to come, and that will ensure he outlasts less-imaginative peers. 2012 saw his profile rise to giddy new heights, with a new weekly radio show launched featuring guests including Gareth Emery, Morgan Page, Kryder and Stafford Brothers, and a Beatport Electro Chart No. 2 with his DJ Bl3nd collaboration Xception. Touring Brazil, the UK, Australia and Asia and capping it off with a sold-out show at St. Louisâ€™ Europa in the US, his DJing schedule continues to grow in stature alongside his status as a prolific producer. Teaming up with vocalist Amba Shepherd and fellow producer Dmitry KO, Starkillersâ€™ first official release of 2013, Let The Love, dropped on formidable Dutch imprint Spinninâ€™ Records. It was premiered by the UKâ€™s BBC Radio 1 and DJ TiÃ«sto, and notched up over 200,000 views within its first week on YouTube, kicking off the year as he plans to continue. His bootleg of Zedd feat. Foxesâ€™ Clarity, posted on his Soundcloud in the first few days of the year, has also found huge success online, receiving a sizable 1200 favouritings on blog aggregator chart The Hype Machine. The rest of the year looks breathtakingly busy and exciting for Starkillers: remixes of Pitbull and Sandro Silvaâ€™s new singles, a party bus tour stopping by at the legendary Miami Winter Music Conference, singles featuring the likes of Hadley and Kai, and more collaborations with Kryder, Angger Dimas and Bl3nd. Heâ€™ll be playing to more fans in more countries than ever before, including a major tour of his home turf in the USA. â€œ2013 is going to be an even bigger year for dance music. Iâ€™m so excited about how itâ€™s still taking over the global mainstream. I plan to be a part of that journey this year!â€ Terms and Conditions: This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund. Support lineup subject to change. No refunds will be issued for lack of identification or invalid identification. Fashionable Attire is required, no sneakers, shorts, tank tops, baseball hats or gym clothes. By purchasing a ticket, you will also receive weekly email blasts from Ruby Skye about upcoming events, guest lists and more. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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