So You Think You Can Dubstep?
Garo Sparo, couture fashion designer.
We know what you’re thinking: “How can I possibly celebrate my love for club culture in between the All New episodes of UNLEASHED BY GARO?!”
Here it is, ladies, gents and gender benders — The Gossamer Swatch Session Mix Tape Series. Coming to you once a week as tribute to couture fashion designer Garo Sparo, all thanks to our lovely friends over at Garo’s workshop.
Watch as Garo, part-time psychiatrist and full-time dream weaver, helps his clients battle their inhibitions and unleash their true selves in our all new original series UNLEASHED BY GARO, Fridays at 9p!
Check out this week’s mix tape below, brought to you by Star Eyes.
Brooklyn’s heavy-bass queen Star Eyes is known for throwing down raw, dirty underground tracks, from grime bangers to ghetto house, Miami bass classics to speaker-rattling dubstep stormers.
This 15-year DJ veteran has always loved low-end–she was one of first female drum & bass DJs in the US (and a resident of S.F.’s long-running Eklektic night) as well as half of the Syrup Girls (called “New York’s best-kept secret” by New Yorker music critic Sasha Frere-Jones).
Star Eyes has played all over the world, from the Vans Warped Tour to London’s famed Fabric nightclub, from clubs in Cape Town to Berlin squat parties, and opened for such acts as Diplo, Moby, The XX, The Streets, and Girl Talk. Since 2006, she has been a part of the world famous Trouble & Bass crew, which also includes Drop the Lime, AC Slater, and The Captain, along with affiliates worldwide.
In June 2009, the Trouble & Bass label released her first EP, Disappear, featuring a mix of goth and rave influences whipped into a style she calls “haunted house.” She has also released remixes for Michna, Creep, Hussle Club, Hanuman, Riviera, Lil’ Tal, and more. Her new EP will be out on Trouble & Bass in June 2011. Her vocals also appear on tracks by John B (Beta Recordings) and Passions (Kitsuné), and she is the former editor-in-chief of the music magazine XLR8R.
More on Garo Sparo:
Garo Sparo’s Official Site.