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Starkey - Space Traitor Vol.2
12" Vinyl
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Starkey

Space Traitor Vol.2

Civil Music

Released: 6th June 2011 | 13 track dubstep ep

Ltd 4 track 12 Vinyl with cover mounted 13 track CD including bonus track Bricks (feat. Curly Castro) and remixes by Darling Farah, Innerpartysystem, Om Unit, Distal, Monky and The Elementz

Philly producer Starkey forges ahead in the sonic space race with his new, sci-fi inspired EP. Space Traitor Vol 2 is the sequel to 2010's Vol 1 and looks certain to further cement Starkey as one of the most forward-thinking artists in post-dubstep, bass-driven music.

Space Traitor Vol 2 is comprised of six new tracks of angular, robo-funk futurism. The EP opens with intergalactic love song Lost In Space on which Starkey marries his own distorted, lovelorn vocals with those of 17 year old UK singer Charli XCX for a starry eyed duet. Cockroach - a rollercoaster ride of huge drums and hymn-like vocals - precedes the EPs two grittiest, hardest hitting offerings: the blazing Sunlight - an industrial strength blend of rave-tinged percussion, speaker-troubling basslines and surging synths - and the dizzying, hypnotic Street Rockers. Bricks sees Starkey teaming up with rapper and fellow Philadelphian Curly Castro ahead of the soundtrack-like, ambient finale, Craters.

The EP's comes with the second chapter of Space Traitor, a short spoken-word story written by Starkey, and six remixes by Innerpartysystem, Om Unit, Darling Farah, Distal, Monky and The Elementz.

"TUNE OF THE MONTH This is the most focused statement yet of Starkey's sense of sci-fi drama, melody and raucous rhythm - 4/5"
Mixmag, Mixmag
"Big EP, Starkey never disappoints."
Mumdance, DJ
"Liking the Darling Farah and Om Unit remixes"
J Rocc, DJ/Stonesthrow
"Starkey is an amazing producer, great melodies!!! big vibes!"
Drop the Lime, Dj/Trouble & Bass
"Incredible. Starkey at the top of his game."
AC SLater, DJ
"Starkey is consistant in evading definition. Exploring the realms of grime, dubstep and hiphop he always comes up with an effortlessly original sound"
Desto, DJ
"This release is just TOO big! mad respect to Starkey for continuously upping the ante with every release!!!!!"
DZ, DJ
"8/10 Nice!!"
Ben UFO, DJ
"AMAZING STUFF! Especially love the Monky remix, he's part of an outstanding new wave of Welsh beatmakers. Bravo!"
Spooks, DJ