Really stoked on the show tonight at W2 – we’ve got American grime ambassador Starkey in town from Philadelphia, alongside last minute addition to the bill Superisk, representing Peverelist‘s Punch Drunk records – still in town from Bristol after a triumphantly infectious set at the New Forms festival last weekend.
Starkey has certainly earned his stripes in the international scene, having released two full length LP’s (2008’s Ephemeral Exhibits and 2010’s Ear Drums & Black Holes) on µ-Ziq‘s highly distinguished Planet Mu record label, plus releases on a handful of other influential labels including Keysound Recordings, Lo Dubs, No Hats No Hoods, and Rwina Records. Starkey also runs Seclusiasis Records & Slit Jockey Records, with collaborators Dev79 and El Carnicero. Starkey was first brought to my attention when Vex’d chose him to represent them on Mary Anne Hobbes’ Generation Bass special back in 2008, check out the video if you haven’t seen it.
There’s also his remix of Amon Tobin‘s “Wooden Toy,” which is also forthcoming on Ninja Tune.
Superisk may not have as many releases or as much notoriety as Starkey, but as anyone who caught him last weekend at the New Forms festival at the Waldorf can attest, he’ll be bringing some serious heat to the speakerboxes. I bought a copy of his release “Find Your Way” from last year when it came out, and it became a bit of an instant classic.. Check out his soundcloud as well for more word from this beatsmith.
Kaglar Omega, an ally of my Toronto Dubslingers crew, will start the night off with his unique style of dark bass music. The event is $15 at the door, this event goes down at W2 Media Cafe, at 111 W Hastings in Vancouver – check the facebook event page here.