Starsmith: Give Me A Break / Knuckleduster (Neon Gold)


Starsmith aka Fin Dow-Smith’s 12″ debut single will be a double-A side featuring tracks ‘Give Me A Break’ and ‘Knuckleduster’ and will be released via Neon Gold on 29 August. After establishing himself as one of the most sought-after producers around, Starsmith is set to emerge from behind the mixing desk and step into the spotlight.

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, NERD, Bombay Bicycle Club, Marina & The Diamonds and Frankmusik to name a few. The producer-turned-artist also produced the debut album of Ellie Goulding and co-wrote five of it tracks.

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’ is a ready-made dancefloor classic, 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. Stay tuned til we get you more updates on the release of his debut album expected to be out early 2011.

Check this awesome electro-dance remix. This is not a video though, just a track. Who needs motion pictures to appreciate good music? Just put on your damn headphones!

I Am Not A Robot – Marina & The Diamonds (remixed by Starsmith)


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