THE REMIXES – PART 7 – STARSMITH
Starsmith, (real name Fin Dow-Smith), recently messaged us an update, which we’re pleased to say clarifies his current position. To date we’ve known him as the producer behind Ellie Goulding‘s album, as well as playing alongside her live. With her debut album due for a release in early 2010, we knew Fin’s work was virtually complete there, so what was a well connected talent such as Starsmith going to do next?
Well, the 21 year old is putting his music degree to good use, making sure he carves out his own solo career, rather than simply being the big bang behind other future starlets. Having first arrived with the backing of the independent Neon Gold label, he has now signed his own record deal with Island (!) and we are pleased to confirm that he’s finally setting about producing his own songs. He hopes that his own debut album should be ready for September 2010 and it will of course include Ellie Goulding as a guest vocalist, with the first single due around April.
Of course signing to a major record label, confirming guest vocalists of that caliber and planning release dates is all rather surprising, considering he hasn’t yet written or recorded any of his own original material!! Well, when you have Ellie’s extraordinary tunes, as well as his plentiful remix catalogue, the picture becomes a lot clearer.
It’s this remix material that we are focussing on today, and our Remix Specials are fast becoming a set of hallowed halls, having previous listed giants such as: Soulwax, Bloc Party, The Twelves, The Golden Filter, The Shoes and DiscoTech on past editions. Starsmith’s golden touch adds his trademark wealth of electro synths, shameless 80s influences and bouncing beats. Looks like Ellie’s going to have some stiff competition in 2010 then…
PALOMA FAITH – NEW YORK (STARSMITH REMIX) ysi
PASSION PIT – SLEEPYHEAD (STARSMITH REMIX, Ft. ELLIE GOULDING) ysi
LADY GAGA – BAD ROMANCE (STARSMITH REMIX) ysi
LISA MITCHELL – COIN LAUNDRY (STARSMITH REMIX) ysi
PRIVATE – MY SECRET LOVER (STARSMITH REMIX) ysi
FRANKMUSIK – BETTER OFF AS TWO (STARSMITH HOLIDAYING IN THE HEATH REMIX) ysi
ELLIE GOULDING – STARRY EYED (STARSMITH PRODUCED) ysi
KATY PERRY – I KISSED A GIRL (STARSMITH REMIX) ysi
MARINA & THE DIAMONDS – I AM NOT A ROBOT (STARSMITH REMIX) ysi
If there’s any others we’ve missed then we’d appreciate you informing us in the comments section. We know others are out there somewhere. Also, it’s worth you knowing that we’ve nearly finished our Best Tracks Of 2009 post, so we will upload that in the next few days. Yet another exciting reason to head back here before the year/decade ends.