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James Starkie / Bio

"Born in Manchester 1984, James’s first venture into music was of the Midi variety thanks to Cakewalk and a Pentium 75 PC in 1995. General Midi was upgraded to Yamaha XG, technology was mastered but productivity was stifled by the limits of 1990s technology. After mastering the keyboard, James turned his attention to rhythm of the drum kit and honed his skills under the guidance of, amongst others, the legendary Carl Palmer of 1970s rock supergroup ELP. James still yearned the ability to create music in its entirety and as years passed, MIDI sequencers gave way to Digital Audio Workstations, notably Cubase and great things started to happen.
James’s eclectic taste was reflected in many early compositions. Complex rhythmic arrangements inspired by Yes or Prodigy might be shaped into contemporary pieces reminiscent of early Groove Armada but once again, the limits of the PC were a constant frustration. Wanting to spend less time building computers and more time making music, James turned to a Mac and there has been no looking back. The Mac and Logic Pro have finally allowed James to concentrate on crafting a prodigious catalogue of tracks...."

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Electronica / House Tech / Minimal House

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Manchester, UK

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