Starya makes it her mission to entrance her audience. The LA-based producer and vocalist, formerly known as Tuff Ghost, effectively combines her talents as a beat-maker, singer and mixer to create dreamy, vocal-driven dance music. After collaborating with heavy-hitters like Durante and remixing versatile artists like Mija under her former Tuff Ghost moniker, the creative polymath launched her current Starya project last month with her debut single “The Garden,” signed to Popgang Records.
Now, she’s returning to underground dance label with a fun and trippy new single, “Manipulator“. “Step left, step right, lean back, side to side,” she directs, anticipating a swaying audience induced by a section of high-pitched, electro-style synths. It fuses together hypnotic grooves reminiscent of Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love” with Starya’s own signature pallet, creating an unforgettable four minute experience.
“I love the idea of the audience being commanded by the artist on stage, sometimes you are being told to feel something subconsciously, sometimes it is more overt. This particular song has a few very simple commands that lead to a few specific movements that potentially could result in a large-scale coordinated dance.” – Starya