Tokyo-born, LA-based producer and musical curator starRo ups the ante for an already incredible June 2016 with the release of his trip-funk-jazz Masego collaboration ‘Yams’, out now on Spotify, iTunes and SoundCloud.
A beautiful, upbeat, exquisitely produced slice of hip-hop influenced electronica, ‘Yams’ sees Masego’s vocal floating with ease across starRo’s light production. Perfect for the lazy summer months ahead, whether chilling in the back yard, driving with the top down, or partying on rooftops, ‘Yams’ sees starRo build further on his reputation for original, unique and funk-infused music that draws on a hugely diverse range of genres for inspiration.
It’s a reputation that has seen him courted by Apple Music’s Beats1 global radio station for a month-long ‘Takeover: starRo in Tokyo’ residency that explores four distinct sounds of electronic Japan that have affected his own sound. The first ever bi-lingual radio show on Beats1, over the four weeks of June starRo takes fans and listeners in the USA, Europe, Asia and beyond through the musical landscapes of Japanese hip-hop, dance, rock, JPop and Idol Music, chatting with influential beatmakers from each genre. Tune in every Saturday at apple.co/Beats1 from 11am LA / 2pm NYC / 7pm LDN and on Sundays from 6am LA / 9am NYC / 2pm LDN.