Thursday, August 13, 2009

Just Announced: Martyn w/ Kotchy and Starkey


Martyn is a Dubstep producer, originally from Eindhoven in the Netherlands. After helping start up an influential Drum and Bass night ‘Red Zone’ in his home city, together with Nymfo, Pressure & mc Jay, he turned his hand to producing, releasing a string of tracks and remixes for labels like Marcus Intalex’s Revolve:r, DJ Flight’s Play:Musik and the Timeless Music group’s L-Plates label.

He has more recently turned his hand to producing other forms of electronic music, starting with the sublime ‘Broken’, a refreshing hybrid of Dubstep and Techno. He has also started his own label, 3024, which promises to further blur the lines between electronic music genres.

Brooklyn-based producer Kotchy is a singer songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and all round super talented. If you’ve been lucky enough to see him live or performing with … (more) NY revered bands such as The Epochs and Violet (w/members of Fischerspooner / Rufus Wainwright / Joan As Police Woman / polyphonic spree) then more than likely you’ll have already taken note! Press credited Switch for Kotchy’s Tricky remix but there’s no mistaking those hushed vocals. Now, fresh from working with Yo Majesty (Domino) and Starkey (Planet Mu), Virus Syndicate (Planet Mu) he’s primed for the release of his debut longplayer “89”.

PJ Geissinger has been performing as Starkey for only four years and has already garnered International attention for his energetic live/dj performances and original sound. ... (more) Starkey is co-owner of Slit Jockey Records and a member of the Seclusiasis and TROUBLE AND BASS crews. In 2005, Starkey won both the North American and Mid-Atlantic Laptop Battles, in Seattle and Washington D.C. respectively. He was also featured in the Philadelphia City Paper’s 2005 Spring Music Issue and awarded the Choice Award for “Best UK Grime DJ in Philly” along with Dev79. Following this success stateside Starkey was selected by Vex’d as one of seven new DJs for Radio 1’s MARY ANNE HOBBS’ dubstep elite ‘generation bass’ and was the only non-UK DJ to be chosen. Following up his 2006 debut on Werk Discs,“Local Headlines”, Starkey’s latest album “Ephemeral Exhibits” is due out on November 10th on the world famous “PLANET MU” label. In the past 2 years, Starkey has had a string of vinyl, cd and digital releases on labels such as Peace-Off/Ruff (France), Nonclassical (UK), Dead Homies (US), Starksound/Rag&Bone (UK), Offshore (US) and LoDubs (US), Zombydub (UK), and Dress 2 Sweat (UK).


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