Fri, 28 Oct|
Star.One + Support Fennie - Create Music Village
Time & Location
28 Oct 2022, 20:00
Ashford, Dover Pl, Ashford TN23 1HU, UK
About the event
Ticket link: https://createmusicvillage.co.uk/events/star-one-2/Star.One +Support Fennie
We can’t wait to for this very special homecoming gig by Star.One. The story of British DJ/production duo — aka brothers Joe and Adam Wilson — stretches right through the years, all the way back to their childhoods.
Before moving to Ashford Kent, the Wilson brothers grew up in Cricklewood, North West London. Throughout his teens, Joe would practice mixing on decks in his bedroom unaware that when he left the house, younger brother Adam would sneak into his room and have a go himself. “When he was away, I’d have to sneak up to have a go on them,” he laughs, “but I had to memorise what vinyl was on and where he put the needle and I’d just put it back so he wouldn’t know.”
The list of remixes to their name is a long one, but of those they highlight their version of Craig David’s “When You Know What Love Is”; a recent revamp of Mahalia’s “Simmer”; a remix of their own “Never Give Up” with Doctor, Realz, Youngs Teflon, WSTRN’s Louis Rei, Manga, Izzie Gibbs and MDM; an early reworking of Murkage Dave’s “Officer Parker” with Manga Saint Hilare, Bugzy Malone and Fallacy; and an all-star version of Raleigh Ritchie’s “The Greatest” with Stormzy, Tempa T and Ghetts; and so many more it would take a lifetime to list them all. Most recently they released an official remix of Ed Sheeran’s track “2Step” following Radio 1’s Greg James campaign for it to be an official release after picking up on the track on TikTok.
Although their roots lie in UK garage, and to a certain extent jungle and D&B, it was always Star.One’s desire to do something more than that — something that comes from their respective raving experiences. Joe grew up going to garage raves in South London, while young brother Adam found his crowd during uni in Manchester.
It’s not just the UK club sounds that inspired them to start making music. Joe cites US greats like Timbaland and Dr. Dre as being just as influential. “Their production and how they had their unique sounds — you always knew if it was a Timbaland track,” he says. Taking note of how big-name US hip-hop producers put their stamp on a track without using the now obligatory call sign, Star.One made it their business to find the same ‘sound’, regardless of whether it was a garage, grime, hip-hop or even house production.
Although they’re most definitely ‘established’ by any definition of the word, that hasn’t stopped Star.One from learning and growing as a creative force. A 2018 trip to Ibiza for Merky Fest, for example, had a profound effect on their outlook and their mission statement. “Going to those types of dances also influenced us sound-wise because it was just people dancing and having fun to good music,”Support- Fennie
Fennie is a Rapper from Ashford. Coming from a musical family, he started off music as a hobby. After secondary school, he launched his music career building his fanbase locally. Following a sellout show last year in his home town he’s now building momentum and increasing in popularity all over Kent and the South East, performing alongside and opening shows for the likes of Jason Derulo, Example and lethal Bizzle.
Expect a high energy performance