Star Slinger, Bondax, Sweater Beats, Tony Quattro
We are excited to announce a December show featuring UK electro supastar Star Slinger and the best urban sonic duo Bondax being co-presented by Jet Jam Presents. The night also includes performances from some very very special guests!! Don't let this one pass you by.
Star Slinger is an Electronic project created by Nottinghamshire born Darren Williams. It all started in April 2010 when he re-ignited his love for record-shopping in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. The name Star Slinger was born when he sampled BT Express’ instrumental B Side “Cowboy Dancer”. He often names his creations with word association towards the sample he uses.
By June 2010 Darren had pieced together his first LP “Volume 1”. Some tracks were reportedly made in the comfort of his own bed in the early hours. Others made not long after waking. Darren believes that routine and weekend culture aren’t his forte, and creating music at any given moment is how he approaches this project.
Meantime in June, Darren began collaborating with Ambient producer Teams (Knoxville, TN). Together they worked on an EP, sending stems via soundcloud and were approached shortly after by the popular Brooklyn-based label Mexican Summer to release a 12” as Teams vs. Star Slinger. The S/T EP will be out early 2011.
Skip to August 2010 Star Slinger is also in demand with the indie community. Small Black championed his Remix of their song “Photojournalist”. The blogosphere championed his Unofficial Remix of Deerhunter’s “Helicopter” and has since been approached for Official Remix Work from some of his longtime favourite bands, including Broken Social Scene (Arts & Crafts) , The Morning Benders (Rough Trade) & The Go! Team (Memphis Industries).
Darren has also formed a collaboration group with Emay (Rapper/Producer from Toronto) and Blackbird Blackbird (Dream-Pop artost from San
Francisco) called Seeing Suge. They have a 7” EP featuring their track “Breaking” and a solo track from each artist in the group. TBC on Beachtapes label 2011.
Darren is working on a new Record called Volume 2: Jetpack Jam, which should be out by early 2011. Confirmed songs on the album are Longtime & May I Walk With You.
'The aural equivalent of sipping an ice-cold Pimms on the balcony of
your council estate flat" - Dazed and Confused
Bondax's evocative music seems to drift between urban sonic
landscapes, avoiding classification. Incorporating elements of
post-dubstep, R&B, and garage, the Lancaster based duo craft an
intimate, electronic bliss that reveals something new with each
repeated play. Despite the fact that Adam and George are still
enjoying their teens, their music shimmers with a maturity and
sophistication that belies their age.
Sweater Beats is a Brooklyn-based producer, blending disco and funk stylings with an electronic touch.