TalosWild Alee album is one of the best Irish releases of the year. Eoin French’s debut is filled with beautifully-scaped anthem-leaning songs flourished largely with guitar, synths and drums.Bringing it all together is the supple falsetto of the man himself, a brittle, powerful voice that can move between engulfing glacial shades and warm tones. A track by track is also on Nialler9.

Yesterday, Talos released a Feel Good Lost-directed video for ‘This Is Us Colliding’ shot in the Burren which you can see below. Today, I’m premiering the remix of previous single ‘Contra’ by beat producer and blog favourite Star Slinger.

Talos Live dates:

05.08 Indiependence, Cork
24.08 Clonakilty Guitar Fest
03.10 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
04.10 Waiting Room, London

Brendan Canty of Feel Good Lost on the video.

“For this video it was important to introduce the Talos band. It has become such an integral part of Talos and so it was important to capture that whilst keeping things in the same cinematic and abstract world created for Talos so far. “The Irish landscape has been such a big inspiration behind the music and the visuals. And we were fascinated by the idea of the uncanny – finding the unusual in the ordinary. Twisting and distorting landscapes into something unsettling.”

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I’ve been a frequent supporter of Darren Williams aka Star Slinger in the past, repping his tracks, remixes and presenting his debut Irish visit in 2011. Since then, he’s had a couple of original single collaborations with rappers Teki Latek and Reggie B, remixing LOLBoys, The Weeknd, Bondax and opening for A$AP Rocky. Lately, he’s been running a series of club nights from city to city called Jet Jam.

He returns to Dublin this Wednesday to play Absolut Unique in the Academy, Dublin along with Jacques Lu Cont. Tickets can be got at Facebook. I asked Darren about some of his favourite tracks…

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Posted on October 15th, 2012

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LOL Boys’ ‘Changes’ has been on the receiving end of some knockout remix treatment in recent weeks. The Friends Of Friends-signed LA duo of Jerome Potter and Markus Garcia have seen their trippy jazzy R&B song transformed.

First by Shlohmo, who loops Heart Streets’ main vocal into a hazy sweat and secondly by Star Slinger into a more sprightly straight-forward summer jam. Ooh-wee.

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Posted on August 10th, 2012

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The first official single from Darren Williams aka Star Slinger follows his remix work in that it’s equally potent and yet sounds separate from the template he layed down on the Volume One original tracks free release. It features Reggie B on vocals (who also features on Onra’s ‘High Hopes‘) and was released via Green Label Sound last week. Keep ’em coming Star Slinger.

Posted on October 3rd, 2011

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Pretty much every time I have DJed in the past six months, I’ve played something from Body Language and Star Slinger so the two together are a perfect fit for me. Body Language’s Social Studies EP is one of my favourites of that length this year and the original is off that. A new Star Slinger single drops on the net this Wednesday too.

Download: Body Language – You Can (Star Slinger Remix) by Star Slinger

Posted on September 26th, 2011

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Star Slinger let loose a couple of remixes over the last few days: one of Caged Animals and one of Toro y Moi. Here’s his latest reworking, of the Oxford band Fixers. The original ‘Swimmhaus Johannesburg’ gets turned from a siren dance-pop song into a click clacking beat drive.

Download: Fixers – Swimmhaus Johannesburg (Star Slinger remix)

Swimmhaus Johannesburg by Fixers.

Hear the Beat Connection remix of the same at La Ga Sta.

Posted on August 23rd, 2011

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As announced by On The Record last week, the lineup for the Little Big Tent at Electric Picnic has been announced and includes in order of excitement:

Onra
Star Slinger
Factory Floor
Shit Robot AV show
Toby Kaar
Andrew Weatherall
Rainbow Arabia
Laser Tom And The Blast Crew
Jacques Lu Cont
Tensnake
Crazy P
Zinc
The 2 Bears
Kormac Av Set
David De Valera
Lrb
Gretta Gunn
Trainwreck Djs

Here’s the most recent day-by-day breakdown:

Onra-Long Distance ft. Oliver DaySoul

Lying by Factory Floor

Portfolio #1: Air France – It Feels Good To Be Around You (Mixed by Star Slinger) by Star Slinger

Posted on August 8th, 2011

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A reminder that Star Slinger makes his Irish debut at a free show in The Bernard Shaw on Friday night. If you’re heading to something early that night (as is the case with the Baths and Solar Bears show) you should be able to get both in as Star Slinger plays just after 11pm. Support comes from All City DJs.

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As the show is presented by Nialler9 and Bodytonic for The Beatyard (kicking off tonight), Star Slinger put together a short but superb mix for the occasion.

MP3: Star Slinger Bodytonic mix

  1. Lunice – Hitmane’s Anthem
  2. Gold Panda – Marriage (Star Slinger Remix)
  3. Rollerskaters – Sleep Tight (Star Slinger Remix)
  4. Blank & Kytt – Jus Bounce
  5. Shigeto – And We Gonna (Samiyam Remix)
  6. Star Slinger – Elizabeth Fraser (Cocteau Twins Rework)

As prolific as ever, there’s also a Fabric Mix a new remix video and a couple of choice new remixes: (more…)

Posted on April 28th, 2011

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Bodytonic’s Beatyard, in association with Nialler9 are bringing Star Slinger over for his debut Irish show on April 29th at Scribble in The Bernard Shaw and it’s FREE. Support on the night comes from All City DJs. More info here. This is the same night as Baths and Solar Bears in The Workman’s but Star Slinger will be playing at 11pm so hopefully you can catch both.

Check out a few of my favourite recent cuts from the UK producer…

Download: The Go! Team – Apollo Throwdown (Star Slinger Remix)

Star Slinger – Baby Mama by Star Slinger

If I Had A Boat (Star Slinger’s R ‘n’ B Thug Mix) – James Vincent McMorrow by Star Slinger

Check out more of his releases here.

Posted on March 31st, 2011

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More Star Slinger chooons. Can barely keep up. After his pretty incredible Go! Team remix, the new Teams Vs Star Slinger, his split with Hard Mix on Double Denim and the exclusive new track he dropped for MAP, he released a free Bedroom Joints EP on Monday and above, a new video to one of my favourite tracks ‘Mornin’.

In the near future, there will be remixes from Toro Y Moi and Gold Panda, as well as a Dublin live debut. Stay tuned.

Bedroom Joints by Star Slinger

Posted on February 18th, 2011

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Star Slinger, England's representative as chosen by The Guardian

Every month, MAP (Music Alliance Pact) asks 33 music bloggers across the world to share a track from their home country that they think you should hear. Then the results are posted on those 33 blogs on the 15th of each month, downloadable in one file or playable one by one on each blog.

This month: Música y Más have been subbed in as Venezuela’s representatives, and Birds Sometimes Dance) have agreed to carry on as permanent representatives for Norway. Moths represent Ireland this month.

To download all 33 songs in one file click here

ARGENTINA: Zonaindie
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The history of Iguana Lovers goes as far back as 1991 when they released Universo, their first album, which had a limited run in cassette format. Along with big acts such as Babasónicos and El Otro Yo, they managed to create a whole new movement within Argentine rock music, with a post-punk sound influenced by British bands like Happy Mondays, The Stone Roses and New Order. Bloqueada is from their new EP, International Mistery Man, which can be downloaded from their website.

AUSTRALIA: Who The Bloody Hell Are They?
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It may not be summer where you are right now, but it’s definitely summer in Australia – and despite the natural disasters there’s still enough sun and surf to make a song like Soldiers really hit the spot. Sydney’s aBillion has burst onto the blog scene riding the proverbial chillwave, engaging many of the micro-genre’s tropes but managing to make them their own. Although, there’s a lot of music like this floating around at the moment, Soldiers has enough of a hook and groove to it to make you tune in.

Listen to all 33 MAP song picks..»

Posted on February 15th, 2011

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As part of The Hype Machine’s annual Zeitgeist they asked some artists to make mixes from the 50 most-blogged + most-loved tracks on the site and the quality is outstanding.

Here’s the Star Slinger one. He has a new EP out too.
Download: Star Slinger vs The Hype Machine – 2010 Music Blog Zeitgeist Mix

Clock Opera:
Download: Clock Opera vs The Hype Machine – 2010 Music Blog Zeitgeist Mix

The Glitch Mob:
Download: The Glitch Mob vs The Hype Machine – 2010 Music Blog Zeitgeist Mix

The Knocks & Blackbird Blackbird’s mixes are after the juuuump.
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Posted on January 7th, 2011

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