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Ninja Tune / Planet Mu
Philadelphia, PA

PJ Geissinger combines his love of classical music with modern bass music to deliver a distinct, panoramic sound that stands out from the current wealth of electronic music producers. His dramatic compositional skills, complimented by grade 8 piano and a day job lecturing in musical theory and production at the University of Philadelphia, make Starkey not only a formidable force in the underground scene, but also earmark him as a potential super producer of the future.

Starkey is yet another example of what the streets of Philadelphia can create; his sound hits hard and is littered with subsonic bass and colourful audio frequencies. Grime, dubstep, hip-hop, ambient and more are all blended into his own ‘street bass’ genre, with a frightening attention to detail and hard lean towards a space age aesthetic.

Keen supporters include Mary Anne Hobbs who selected Starkey for her ‘Generation Bass’ project and also the ‘Build the Beat’ special where he crafted a full track live on air, in under 2 hours - truly a testament to this producer’s abilities.


My Artists Sessions

Wednesday, September 26


Thursday, September 27


Friday, September 28