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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom | INDIE

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom | INDIE
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"Lowstarr - EP in search of the light."

The constantly evolving nature of hip-hop often sees artists ditch their former personas to take on new
projects and gain wider appeal. KMD’s Zev Love X became MF Doom while Messrs. Nas and Ghostface dropped their respective Nasty and Killah monikers to chase the big bucks. Now rapper and producer Low Starr becomes the Starburst to the Opal Fruits of Lee Ramsay that older Notts heads already know and love. Ramsay made his name with legendary group OutDaVille - alongside Scorzayzee - going on to form Marga Boys and pursue his own projects. On this new EP Low Starr goes it alone, releasing a self-produced four-track teaser marketed under his own Light Commisionerz label.
The stand-out single here is Reminisce - an exploration of the rapper’s fame forged in his near two decades of recording. Low Starr’s flow lilts while peppered with double-time bars that merge perfectly into the sultry hook of You’ll Remember Me. Electronic drums and Kanye-style synths make this perfect summer pop. His slick production skills are showcased again on Orchestra Minded where grand horns and handclaps turn it in to what sounds like a Jay-Z smash. The bouncy soul of Oh My Dayz and I’m Coming compliment Low Starr’s local vernacular with production that works on an international level. This name change and new direction should hopefully give this most hard-working of artists the wider recognition he deserves - and I’m willing to stake a Marathon bar on that. Shariff Ibrahim - Left Lion


Discography

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AND BACK CAT.
Styly Cee ft Lowstarr Willis ft Lowstarr
Notts Vintage No signal
12” Self release
Sun Records January 2011
January 2011

Lowstarr
In Search of the light – EP
Self Release
August 2010

Ronika Brown Girl.
Do or die remix. Written & composed by Lee Ramsay
Paper, scissors and stone – EP Remix
Veronica Sampson 2010
Remix
April 2010

Cappo and Endemic
Feature on Eagles
Needle drop – EP
No cure records
Dec 2009

Lowstarr
Bring me down single
Self release
2006

Out Da Ville Out Da Ville Out Da Ville
Notts Property EP Take a Journey – EP Life, Reality, Why is it
Out Da Ville Out Da Ville Out Da Ville
2002 2001 2000

Out Da Ville Out Da Ville Out Da Ville
Blood, sweat and tearz And Da Ville goes on Rules to this life game
Out Da Ville no label Out Da Ville
2000 1999 1999

Jamelia
I do – EP
Parlophone
Lee Ramsay feat urban remix - I do.
1998

Lee Ramsay Lee Ramsay
RD Stile - EP Rise To Shine /
Real Deal records Dedicated / God Bless Yer Life - EP
1997 Real deal records
1996
The above are releases from Lee back catalogue he has also appeared on many other compilations and tracks. More information on these can be obtained by contacting Emily Ilett at lightcommissionerz@googlemail.com

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Lee Ramsay started as a 13yr old releasing tracks on record label “Real Deal”. During this time he had established himself as a rapper in his own right. Appearing on Tim Westwood and getting recognition in the London and UK Hip Hop scene. Nottingham based group “Out Da Ville” grew around Lee Ramsay and rappers such as Scor-zay-zee, and c-mone joined the group. “Out da Ville” easily establishing them self’s in the UK hip hop scene regularly appearing on Tim Westwood, with their music videos appearing on MTV base, with interviews on YO MTV raps. The group toured a lot with hip-hop heavy weights of the time gaining a lot of experience in the industry such as Redman, gangstarr, talib Kwali, coco brothers. “Out Da Ville” came to an end in 2002. Lee is always tuned into music; he doesn't come out of the studio, as a solo artist - Lee has produced for more fire crew.
- performed on Jamelia first ep.
- wriiten/performed on capo and endemic, cannabis Eps.
- performed at uk take over.
- Co hosted love music hate racism-Nottingham
- Produced for and performed with Denzi and Monster Boy
Lee self released a single 5 years ago and became the first and only Nottingham artist to A list on Radio 1. As a producer Lee is also developing a female artist Cienna, in 2009 they got 1xtra and local radio play. Lee under the stage name Lowstarr is ready to release and Ep this summer 2010 with an album to follow in September 2010. He is producing his own music videos wanting to have a creative hand in all that he does, he is self taught in all his creative endeavors.

Music reflects emotion, smile, sad, party time, lee bounce threads through all his tunes. Hit the spirit, feeling i go somewhere while i am making the music, play by ear/feel. Then want to take the listener where i was while making it.
Influences Do Wop music, New Orlenes brass jazz, fats walla, kurtis mayfield, all green - has a message said in a taste full way. Hip hop influences 1992 - 1997 - Black Moon, Ill Al Scratch, Nas, Boogie Monsters, Pharcyde.
Melodic 1960's orchestra, strings.