Mar 25, 2011
Starry Eyed Surprise
Star Slinger - Mornin'
Gold Panda - Marriage (Star Slinger Remix) [Notown]

I’ve got some seriously great beats for you today. Straight outta Manchester, Star Slinger has been dazzling people worldwide with slews of fresh, colorful jams. This guy has caught the attention of hot shots like Diplo, and his most popular track, Mornin’, has made a huge splash in the online music community.

The first time I heard Mornin’, I was speechless. The soulful sampling and crisp, J. Dilla-esque production sound are just too perfect together. Hearing this is like waking up the morning after an amazing night–fully recharged and undeniably fresh. Star Slinger takes old school vinyl samples and reworks them into a colorful blend that will have you up out of your seat and dancing.

He’s also remixed an artist I previously wrote a post about on LessThan3. I’m talking about Gold Panda, and the song is Marriage. Star Slinger’s remix opens up with some swag-filled synth and steadily progresses into the melody from the original, only this time there are some noticeable tweaks. While the original was a lot lighter and house-like, the remix sees a rework into a hip hop beat, with intermittent reverb and coasting breakdowns. The piano towards the latter half of the song adds a nice, organic feel to the track.

Well there you go–two tasty jams a la Star Slinger. See below for the beautiful music video for Mornin’. Enjoy!

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