Back To The Basics at Arts Riot, Burlington, VT | June 7th, 2014
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BACK TO THE BASICS w/ MARK STARR



  • Date:Saturday, June 07, 2014
  • Venue:Arts Riot
  • Address:400 Pine St, Burlington, VT 05401
  • Age:21+
  • Artists: Ballast, Justin Jay, Mark Starr, Wax Motif
  • Time:08:00 pm – 02:00 am

MARK STARR

Mark Starr has been honing his sound for over a decade, however his career was recently put in the fast lane after his “Sunshine” EP was noticed by kill frenzy and other members of dirtybird records. That early dirtybird connection came to full fruition once label-boss Claude VonStroke tweeted at the young producer, stating plainly: “send me something as good as your last remix (of Wet::Sex’s “Spaceship”) and it’s signed on the spot!” A fortuitous moment in Mark’s career, which has been on a steady upward ascent ever since; in the past year, he’s released music on Skrillex’s label OWSLA and made himself a home on San Francisco’s dirtybird (his track “Rood Boy,” featured on the 2013 dirtybird players compilation, has been rinsed around the world by artists such as Justin Martin, Skream & Benga, Stanton Warriors, Riva Starr, Shadow Child and more). In 2013 Mark has seen airplay of his originals and remixes on BBCRadio1, Radio1Xtra, Rinse.FM, BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix, Ministry Of Sound Radio and has had a guest mix featured on Foamo’s Rinse.FM podcast.2013 has had a strong finish for Mark, with an original releases and remixes on Shadow Child and Kry Wolf’s Food Music, OWSLA/NestIV, Hot N Heavy, No Brainer Records and Perfect Driver Records; most notably having his remix of Aaron Snapes’s “Whatcha Wanna Do” featured in Claude Vonstroke’s recent Essential Mix on BBC Radio 1. Looking forward towards 2014, Mark is currently preparing a new EP for Kry Wolf’s label Sounds of Sumo; among various other solo projects and collaborations slated for 2014.

WAX MOTIF

Wax Motif’s unique production style and fresh mixing skills have kept this rising star in high demand. Continually wowing fans and industry insiders alike, his production efforts have drawn critical acclaim and support from the likes of Tiesto, Tommy Trash, Diplo, Switch, A-Trak, Annie Mac, Yolanda Be Cool, Crookers, Chuckie, Style of Eye, Adrian Lux and more.

The super-fun “Love Ting” (produced with Anna Lunoe), deeply pleasurable “Go Deep” (with Neoteric) and his solo “Shimmy Shake” EP have attracted significant attention domestically and abroad, with “Go Deep” reaching top 5 status on the Beatport Electro House chart and the tracks receiving heavy airplay on BBC Radio 1, Capital, Kiss FM, Scion, Triple J, Channel V and Rage as well as being licensed to several compilations around the world. Along with Neoteric, Wax’s collaboration with Crookers on their latest project, Dr Gonzo, produced the hit “Springer”, described as “brilliantly bonkers” by Annie Mac and reaching number 3 on the Beatport Indie/Nu- disco Chart.

When he’s not in the studio, Wax is touring the world impressing fans with his unique DJ sets. He’s played at some of the top clubs in the world, from Italy to Berlin, London to Paris, as well as the best clubs across Australia. Wax has also played alongside some of the most important acts in the scene today, including A-trak, Fake Blood, Craze, Congorock, Dadalife, as well as a host of others and collaborated in the studio with artists including Crookers, Tommy Trash and Yolanda Be Cool.

No stranger to the festival circuit, Wax has toured with the Good Vibrations Festival and played others including the Future Music Festival, Splendour in the Grass, Parklife, Falls Festival and major events such as the MTV Music Awards. With more exciting gigs, new releases and hot collaborations planned jump on as the Wax Motif flight continues!

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