We realized recently that we’d never done an actual Starkey EP on the label and we were like shit, we need to remedy that asap. Hot on the heels of his acclaimed “Orbits” LP, Seclusiasis co-owner, Starkey, is releasing his debut artist EP on his own label! After presenting two volumes of the popular Street Bass Anthems compilation series and countless remixes, Starkey steps up with his own original compositions for “Inter-Mission.” And the Philadelphia based producer delivers with his signature street bass sound on this 5 track EP.
In the Fall of 2012, we released the track “Poison (featuring Leah Smith)” as a limited pressing white colored vinyl 12″ along with the Trim collaboration, “DPMO” on the flipside. Opening Inter-Mission, this is the first time that “Poison,” in all its haunting r&b glory, is available digitally. “Poison” is a striking opener for Inter-Mission as it gently eases the listener into the EP with atmospheric strings and Smith’s ethereal vocals. Then we jump into “Back At It,” which seems to continue the lush atmosphere of “Poison,” but at the one-minute mark, Starkey completely flips “Back At It,” into a thunderous club banger certain to roar across dance floors like a heard of panicked elephants. Stepping back after “Back At It”’s audio assault, Inter-Mission continues with “Space,” an interstellar hip hop and R&B infused opus featuring the vocal interplay of Karizma and Nina Smith (Look for the “Space” video coming soon). “Lies” begins like the atmospheric score to a Michael Mann film only to contort into an ominous Southern-fried beat workout. Inter-Mission ends with the sultry “Crystal,” featuring the dazzling vocal tapestry woven by Philadelphia based MC Curly Castro and Nina Smith.