Phife Dawg needs no intro and still stands as one of the best MCs to walk the planet. Starita and Phife have been In The Stu banging out some new tracks. More to come….Continue Reading →
Grammy Award winning percussionist, Christian Pepin, of La Cuneta Son Machin joined Starita at Different Fur Studios to lay down tracks for a new Starita release due out later next year. The all-star guest appearances are staggering on this record and continue to grow. Keep checking back for updates!Continue Reading →
Bay Area saxophonist, Stabe Wilson, recently released a solo effort featuring a gang of amazing talent. The songs feature David Jackson who is the music director for Jennifer Hudson and the one and only GRAMMY Winning Gospel artist, Edwin Hawkins. Starita had the pleasure of tracking a choir led and produced by Edwin for the record at Fantasy Studios. Check it out here!Continue Reading →
San Diego Cali-Reggae band, Through The Roots, release their track ‘Bear With Me’ with 2 versions featuring Eric Rachmany of Rebelution. Check out the acoustic version recorded by Starita.
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Rebelution vocalist/guitarist Eric Rachmany and renowned producer, DJ, and remixer Amp Live (formerly of Zion I) may possess different backgrounds, but they both travel the same creative road. Now, their paths—along with a myriad of musical genres riding shotgun—intersect in Unified Highway. The duo’s self-titled debut [Audible Collision / Strange Focus Records] explores this intersection via a fascinating fusion of reggae, electronic, hip-hop, alternative, and soul siphoned into unforgettable songs. Starita had the pleasure of working on this exciting project ...Continue Reading →
On a recent trip to LA, Starita paid a visit to one of the most intriguing studios in the business, Shangri La. Shangr La is the private studio of the one and only Rick Rubin and where he’s created some of the most influential records of our time. The studio is all white and packed full of toys including the piano Adele recorded 21 on that Rick produced. The visit was such a treat and let’s ...Continue Reading →
The role of the producer is vital but most don’t exactly know what it means. Starita wrote a blog post on this very subject for GrammyPro and you can check it out below.
A lot of independent artists have asked me, “Do I need a producer?” I like to reply with a deeper question: Do you want your project to be as great as it can be? Of course, the answer is always affirmative on both accounts. ...Continue Reading →
As you may remember, the multi-talented recording artist and actor, Childish Gambino (Donald Glover), ripped through the Bay Area performing a one off, sold out show at The Greek Theater with legendary artist Erykha Badu. While in town, Childish Gambino and Starita went into Jingletown Recording to lay down vocals on a cover of Bruno Mars’ “Marry You” for the film Magic MIke XXL in which Donald is one of the main characters. The ...Continue Reading →
“With the title track ‘Real People,’” says LB, “I really wanted to open the album with something that you could really see what I experienced as a kid – immigrating to the United States, single mom, being in a ...Continue Reading →