Star Slinger (Born Darren Williams) is a producer and DJ based in Manchester, UK, taking influences mainly from house and hip hop. Star Slinger first came to the attention after self-releasing a beat tape in the summer of 2010 entitled "Volume 1". From then on, Williams picked up noteworthy press interest from Pitchfork Media, SPIN Magazine, Dazed & Confused Magazine and was interviewed by Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1. He has collaborated with Juicy J, Project Pat, Lil B, Stunnaman, Reggie B & Teki Latex alongside others. He has officially remixed for Jessie Ware, Gold Panda, Hundred Waters (for Skrillex's OWSLA label), Washed Out, Daedelus, The Go! Team and Broken Social Scene.
International club night and record label:
Star Slinger curates an international club night under the name Jet Jam along with visual artists Anze Sekelj & Michaela Selmani. The night's programming puts an emphasis on eclecticism and no emphasis on BPM. Artists to have played the party include Bondax, Blacksmif, Shlohmo, Jim-E Stack, Baths, Sweater Beats, Tony Quattro and Silky Johnson. The JET JAM logo was designed by Michaela Selmani.
In November 2012, Jet Jam released its first single in the form of Star Slinger "Ladies In The Back" (Feat. Teki Latex) on 12" vinyl & digital download formats.
"Best new act of the year by miles." - The Guardian
"Combines the hyper soul sampling of Kanye West or Dipset producers Heatmakerz with a bubbling psychedelia reminiscent of J Dilla's spacier moments." - Pitchfork Media,
Williams studied music technology at Leeds Metropolitan University.