Earlier this summer, I spent a lot of time and money over at Star Slinger’s Bandcamp, where I discovered his Volume 1 and a host of fantastic remixes. Well, the old bean, it seems, is constantly churning out new reworkings and re-imaginings of great new music, so if you’re willing to throw around a little fliff, I highly recommend checking his Soundcloud for new remixes that suit your taste. On at least the first couple pages, there are some good, some bad, and some kick ass chillwave/glo-fi music there available for low, low prices, and some are even free. Do tha right thing and head that way now, and don’t be cheap, son!
Prior to having the hipster scene ruined for him at a Fleet Foxes show and subsequently reverting into another classic rock phase, my brother plied me—nay, barraged me—with Star Slinger songs. This fellow loved Star Slinger’s music, and he wasn’t afraid to show it, and for that I am thankful. A month or two ago, after hearing yet another good’n by the UK producer, I frantically searched for Star Slinger’s Bandcamp and then immediately downloaded the first album I saw: the appropriately titled “Volume 1”, featuring a song I was familiar with: the also appropriately-titled “Copulate” (link NSFW). For only $5 (though, there is of course the option to give more), Star Slinger’s surprisingly hi-fi debut mixtape was mine!
Immediately cuing it up and turning it up to 11, I was blown away by how funky fresh it sounded, the multitude of different tones whirling around throughout the short duration of each track, the variety of sounds featured throughout the mini-album, and how soulful and emotional the whole outing was. Integrating lo-fi samples, like Pogo, and sassy classic jams, like Teengirl Fantasy, Star Slinger then slings these two components through a carefully crafted recipe comprised of well placed Gold Panda-esque dancefloor beats and vocal cut montages straight out of a Lusine album. Exotic, saucy, energetic, and boasting a prolific library of work, I can tell you for a fact that I inevitably ended up collecting the entirety of Star Slinger’s fun and interesting discography, no matter the cost. Do tha right thing and do the same over at his Bandcamp, for a more than reasonable price, considering the quality of da tunez!