Let me welcome the lovely and endearing leading lady of the Trouble & Bass family, Star Eyes, by first celebrating her work as a writer. For 7 years Vivian Host was Editor-in-Chief of one, if not the foremost U.S.-based music publication devoted to electronic music, XLR8R Magazine. Earlier this month the community of DJ’s, producers and writers said goodbye to Vivian as Editor of the magazine and are now able to finally embrace her in her new full-time job as DJ/producer.
Out of the mire of Drum n’ Bass and Jungle, Star Eyes has been DJing since the genre’s were at their focal point. While paying tribute to those sounds as well as those of Dubstep and UK Garage, Star Eyes is known for her formative role with the Trouble & Bass crew since its inception, and is now only eclipsed by her latest production work on the Trouble & Bass Recordings EP “Disappear.” Vivian’s vocals can be found on the release’s title track as well as the Math Head-produced track “Happy Haus,” with the remix work a particular highlight from Cardopusher out of Spain as well as London’s Dexplicit of Bassline/Niche fame.
To celebrate the release of the first Star Eyes EP and to pay homage to a long relationship with the Trouble & Bass family, Star Eyes has given Trash Menagerie readers an exclusive mix featuring a selection of her own productions and few other heavy hitters from the dark alley ways of bass. This mix also comes in time to celebrate the Trouble & Bass Scion Compilation and tour that began a couple days ago in Miami Beach, Florida. If you’re from Atlanta, Los Angeles, Austin, or Brooklyn you still have a chance to go out for a romping and (free) good time. The Scion CD is out on June 23rd (today) and both the CD and the Star Eyes EP are available on Juno, Boomkat, Beatport, and iTunes. Get bassed.
01. Star Eyes – Disappear
02. Falko Brocksieper – Lament
03. Douster – Ladinian
04. Spruce Lee – Gasolina Remix
05. Da Juice – Hear The Angels
06. Star Eyes – Disappear (Dexplicit Remix)
07. Totally Extinct Enormous Dinosaurs – Bournemouth (Tomb Crew’s South Coast Teenage Pregnancy Remix)
08. Star Eyes – Disappear (Mikix the Cat Remix)
09. Modeselektor – Kill Bill Vol. 4
10. Hostage – The Slave
11. Star Eyes – Happy Haus
12. AC Slater – Banger (Drop The Lime Remix)
13. Blaqstarr – Get Off (Jack Beats Remix)
14. Gun Jack – Ghetto Blasta
15. Caspa – Marmite
16. Star Eyes – Disappear (Cardopusher Remix)
17. Michna – Triple Chrome Dipped (Star Eyes & Mayster Liquid Vision)
18. Dave Gahan – Saw Something (Skreamix)