In the lightning-fast-rocket-up-your-backside quick world of the internet it’s pretty easy to forget things. There’s always something new to move on to. Music blogs are the worst culprits. Sometimes we don’t even hump ‘em and dump ‘em, but get halfway through the act then just after we’ve proclaimed our undying love leap out of bed and start it all over again with our next ear-fancy. Music bloggers are the dirty sluts of the music industry and we’ll prostitute ourselves for nothing if it means we can get that next exclusive remix.
We jest of course, don’t we (don’t we?) because sometimes all we really need is a little bit of a reminder – a gentle kick up the in box – of past acquaintances. Today we’ve been reminded that at the back at the end of 2010 we named Starsmith as one of our Ones to Watch for 2011 and then appeared to drop him. So let’s get reacquainted with the man behind the pop-tastic production of Ellie Goulding’s debut album and remixes of of Robyn, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Little Boots with this, Lesson One, due August 22. Confounding expectations just as he did with Give Me A Break and We Leave Tonight, here Starsmith dabbles in the moment where Daft Punk’s Digital Love goes to the disco with Donald Fagen. There’s a definite hazy summer days vibe to the track, so get ready to chill.
Oh, and Starsmith’s label, if you’re reading this, Breaking More Waves would be happy to receive that exclusive remix.Starsmith - Lesson One