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Posted Dec 8th, 2010 (3:32 pm) by Alex Gordon

Star Slinger (Darren Williams) is back with yet another stunning track in 2010. The UK sampling whiz has put out tracks incessantly this year and plans to kick off his first US tour starting in February.

On “Baby Mama,” Williams serves up sharp synth lines with machine gun persistence and combative melodies that span virtually every timbre known to man. It’s an energized banger that uses busy samples to create a chaotic and highly stimulating song. Williams’ talent is in his ability to use samples and original instruments with the same tact; he doesn’t seem boxed in by either technique.

“Baby Mama” falls on the sampling side of Slinger’s library, using Letoya Luckett’s vocals from “G-Love (U Don’t Know Me)” by Gucci Mane. Williams, as is his forte, completely reinvents the song.

Williams is an equal-opportunity sampler. He thrives in his ability to stifle the winky inter-references that plague so many remixes. And it completely works.

Check out these tour dates. Find your city. Go to the show.

Star Slinger 2011 Tour Dates
w/ Baths & Braids

February 4 - Dallas, TX @ The Nightmare
February 5 - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
February 7 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
February 8 - Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder
February 9 - Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
February 10 - Durham, NC @ Duke University
February 11 - Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
February 12 - Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
February 13 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
February 16 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
February 17 - Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
February 18 - Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
February 19 - Toronto, ON @ El Mocambo
February 21 - Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner
February 22 - Urbana, IL @ The Canopy
February 23 - Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s
February 24 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
February 25 - Madison, WI @ Wisconsin Union
February 26 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
March 1 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
March 2 - Portland, OR @ Holocene
March 4 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
March 5 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubador

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