Starsmith has been making quite a name for himself behind the music scenes. His remix work has seen him pour golden synth sounds on acts from the leftfield to the mainstream. Those to have the treatment include Lady Gaga, N.E.R.D, Katy Perry, Bombay Bicycle Club, Little Boots, Marina & The Diamonds, Paloma Faith, Penguin Prison, Frankmusik and Timbaland.
On top of this you get his work with Ellie Goulding, whose debut album he produced and co-wrote five of the tracks. More recently he has been called upon by Cheryl Cole and Kylie Minogue to work on their forthcoming long players.
Now, after establishing himself as one of the most sought-after producers around, Fin Dow-Smith is set to emerge from behind the mixing desk and step into the spotlight. Moving from star-maker to star.
Inspired by some of the legends of French house - think Alan Braxe and Cassius this 12” AA side single demonstrates another side to Starsmith. ‘Give Me A Break’, released August 29th, is a ready-made dancefloor classic. It’s followed by ‘Knuckleduster’, another killer track that nods to its influences whilst providing a streamlined beat and shards of synths.
As an opening salvo it’s as good as it gets. No big vocals, just an innate sense of the dancefloor and a modern twist on classic sounds. This 12” release is set to see the summer out across Europe and beyond.
Look out for Starsmith’s DJ appearances this summer. His debut album is expected early 2011