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Star Slinger at Soundlab Sunday

Star Slinger with The Hood Internet

Sunday, May 13

Rising electronic producer Star Slinger has a sound much more similar to the sounds coming out of Detroit than of his hometown of Manchester, England. Soul vocal melodies, the occasional reverberated electric guitar sample, and hand clapping hip hop beats all combine to form his bouncing, fun Detroit-influenced sound. “Just gimmie the cue, just gimmie the cue” a soul diva exclaims on the 24-year-old’s track “Gimmie.” Star Slinger, real name Darren Williams didn’t miss his cue. He’s made a name for himself in electronic music in a startingly short amount of time after releasing his debut mixtape Star Slinger Volume 1, nailing a remix of Gold Panda’s “Marriage,” and releasing the kaleidoscopic, sort-of-3D music video for his hit song “Mornin’.” Star Slinger will make a stop at Soundlab on Sunday (May 13) with laptop dueling duo The Hood Internet. The Hood Internet is Chicago’s ABX and STV SLV (pronounced Steve Sleeve), mix masters who reassemble indie, pop, rap, and R&B tunes to create body-moving dancefloor sets. Opening the show will be Planet Mu artist Chrissy Murderbot, who XLR8R magazine called “a virtual walking encyclopedia of the last 30 years of dance music.” Come prepared to dance, because Star Slinger and company rely on the crowd’s energy. “It’s more of a club thing than a music venue thing” Williams says in an interview on his website. Keep that in mind when you check out Star Slinger this weekend. —cory perla

9pm. Soundlab, 110 Pearl St. (440-5907 /, $17 advance. 18+.

Below: Gold Panda’s “Marriage (Star Slinger Remix)”