Moonstarr

Moonstarr

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This man lights fires on nuff dancefloors around the planet with his interpretations of broken soul, techno, and hip hop. Broken drum loops, heavy synth action, and thick basslines are soaked into every crevice of his music. Keep your neckbrace at the ready...

Biography

Moonstarr is one busy cat. If he's not busy on the phone holding things down on the biz side for his label Public Transit Recordings, the man's hunkered down behind closed doors over his synths, drum machines, and samplers to bang out some killer beats. Citing such diverse influences as Baden Powell, 4 Hero, DJ Premier, and Underground Resistance, Moonstarr's sound can only be classified as DOPE. Everything he touches carries imprints of deep techno, jazz, hip hop, bossa, and broken beat, resulting in tracks that step far into the future.

And it's not like people haven't noticed. Ever since Moon's dropped the now-classic Dupont EP, he's received love for his work the world over. People like Jazzanova, Recloose, Ivana Santilli, Rednose Distrikt, Mad Matts and others have called up the studio red phone for remixes that have charted from San Francisco to Tokyo, London to Hamburg, and all points in between. Big name DJs like Gilles Peterson, Mr. Scruff, Rainer Truby, and DJ Spinna have mashed out many-a dancefloor with some Moonstarr niceness. Just a little note: The big "Detriot" tune on Sonar Kollektiv was voted (by 20,000 peeps) as the 16th "Best of 2004" song for Gilles Peterson's Radio 1 Worldwide program. He's rocked parties all over the planet for fans in the UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Japan, across Canada, and the USA.

With the great strides Moonstarr has made so far, the future looks bright. In the works is a full-length album dropping in early 2007 as well as more remixes and executive production work for artists on Public Transit Recordings.

Discography


1997 - Hexed EP / "Wha?naut Records / 10 " (CAN)
1997 - "Off and ON" / Wha?naut Records / 12" (CAN)
1998 - Code:416 / Public Transit / CD comp (CAN)
1999 - production for A:XUS / Guidance Recordings / CD/LP (US)
1999 - "Scarborough RT" on Metropass / Public Transit / 12" (CAN)
2000 - "No Compromise" on Blue Night Network Vol 1 / Public Transit / 12" (CAN)
2000 - "Cursed " on Blue Night Network Vol 2 / Public Transit / 12" (CAN)
2000 - "No Compromise" on Blue Night Network / Public Transit / CD comp (CAN)
2000 - remix for LAL "Projaproti" on Corners Remix EP / Public Transit / 12" (CAN)
2001 - Dupont / Public Transit / 2LP/12" (CAN)
2001 - "Recipe" on Blackout Theory / Chair Recordings / 12" comp (CAN)
2001 - "Dust" on Future Sound of Jazz Vol 8 / Compost Records / CD/LP comp (GER)
2001 - "Future Visions" w/John Kong / Fluid Ounce Records / 12" (UK)
2002 - The Dupont Remixes / Compost Records /12" (GER)
2002 - "BBGIRL" on Scattered Snares / Twisted Funk / CD/2LP comp (UK)
2002 - remix w/John Kong for Boomtang Boys "Moving On" / Virgin Music Canada / 12" (CAN)
2002 - remix for Todd Sines "Come Closer" / Planet E / 12" (US)
2002 - "Scoliosis" on All In The Family / Blue Collar / 12" comp (US)
2002 - "Who Really Understands" on Oscillate/MetroBreaks 4 / Nice+Smooth / CD comp (CAN)
2002 - remix for Maxelle "The French Connection" / Public Transit / 12" (CAN)
2002 - "Yesterday's Beginning" w/John Kong on On the Right Track / Do Right! Music / CD/LP comp (CAN)
2002 - Dupont (Japanese version) / P-VINE / CD (JAP)
2003 - The Dupont and Christie EP / Public Transit/P-VINE / 12" (JAP)
2003 - remix for Jazzanova "Another New Day" / JCR / 12" (GER)
2003 - "Don't Sweat It!" / Groovement / 12"/CD comp (POR)
2003 - remix for Zimpala "Breeze is Black" / Platinum /12" (POR/FRA)
2003 - remix for MC Collizhun feat. Donskilachi "Tough Dumpling" / Apollo / 12" (CAN)
2003 - remix for Ennio Morricone “Ritratto d'Autore” Compost / 2LP/CD comp (GER)
2003 -production for Wei-Chi "New Paradise" / Compost / 12" (GER)
2003 - remix for Pase Rock "It's About Time" / Hyde Out / 12” (JAP)
2003 - remix for Ianeq "The Light" / Mental Groove / 12" (SWI)
2003 - remix for Force Of Nature "Dark Nebula" / Exceptional 12" (UK)
2003 - remix for Albanek "Freewire" / Eccochamber / 12" (AUS)
2003 - remixes for Rednose Distrikt "NY BOOM" / Rush Hour / 12” (NED)
2003 - remix for Rima Green “Rima-Nafa” / Rima Green/Delic Records /12” (JAP)
2004 - remix for Hans Zoller "Twister" / MPS/Universal Jazz Germany / 12”/CD comp (GER)
2004 - “Detriot” b/w “Slacker 2004” / Sonar Kollektiv /12” (GER)
2004 – remix for Middlefield “Incoming” / Diaspora / 12” (UK)
2004 – remix for Povo “Uam Uam” / Raw Fusion / 12” (SWE)
2004 – remix for Ivana Santilli “Breath Inn” / Do Right! Music / 12” (CAN)
2004 – remix for LAL “Brown Eyed Warrior” / Public Transit / 12”/CD (CAN)
2005 - remix for Fiendrehstar “Dance Track” / Sonar Kollektiv / 12" (GER)
2005 - remix for Afrodizz “No Time” / Freestyle / 12”/CD (UK)
2005 – production for the film Next: A Primer on Urban Painting (CAN)
2005 - remix for Flickertone “Light dancing Across Water” / Public Transit / Soultage / 12” (CAN/JAP)
2005 – remix for John Arnold feat Ty "Style and Pattern" / Ubiquity / 12” (US)
2006 – production for Voice on Gumbo / Featherperm/Public Transit - CD/LP (US/CAN)
2006 – production for More or Les The Truth About Rap / Villain Worship/ Public Transit / CD (CAN)
2006 - remix for Voice "Baby Boy" / Public Transit / 12" (CAN)
2006 – production for Voice "Guerilla Hustlin"/ Public Transit / 12" (CAN)
2006 – remix for DJ Tonk / Milk Dipper/Kajmere / TBA (JAP/US)
2006 – remix for zero dB "a pomBo grion"/ Ninja Tune / TBA (UK)

Set List

30 min to 2 hour sets. DJ with live performances
Dust 4min
Bopalot 3min
Climax 4min
Clappy 5min
Greed Remix 7min
Povo Remix 9min
etc...