Monday, December 07, 2009

Starkey - OK Luv (Single - Planet Mu)

Planet Mu have been bringing out some fine releases since the late 90's, making sure to keep up with an ever-evolving electronic street sound, with Grime vibes from Terror Danjah on Industry Standard 4 and Gremlinz: The Instrumentals plus speaker-raping Dubstep from Brackles, Burnkane and many more.

They've been releasing American dub-stepper Starkey's music for a hot minute now, Gutter Music could be seen as the tune which put him on the map of Grime listeners during the first half of this year with his Durrty Goodz collaboration, and now after doing remixes for the likes of Kano he returns with new single "OK Luv".

 This time around Starkey entails help from Midlands Mc/Vocalist Badness, who's recently had a CD out himself (PaLava Eruption, buy). The tune's low bass suits Badness' blend of rough yet compromisingly smooth vocals, and Side B (Track 2 for digital) instrumental Mutiltidal varies in pitch throughout, creating a wave-like journey throughout (them clever track names there). Ok Luv's instrumental form can also be found, sounding even more refreshing minus Badness' vocals, which were good mind.

Buying the 12" means your fun stops there, the digital buyers can have fun with 4 remixes, the best of those coming from Hyetal whose offering plays much more on Badness' vocals, the others are also good with contributions from Dav79, Stagga & EPROM !  This is also the 1st single from Starkey's 2nd studio album Ear Drums and Black Holes, due for release early 2010 !

Buy 12" or Digital.

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