When GRAMMY® recognized music producer Michael Starita broke out from behind the studio glass to make his own music, he already knew about knocking down barriers. Twenty years prior, the Southern boy from Mississippi journeyed to San Francisco with little more than a change of clothes and a crate of vinyl records. Prowling the streets with the torn-out yellow pages listings for recording studios, Starita was offered his first “real” job in the music business by pretty much stalking the staff of the studio where he was hired.
If that sounds apocryphal, you haven’t met Starita. His debut Album, Starita – For the Record, speaks to that can-do (and will-do, damn it) spirit, which dares to defy odds and break the “rules” of music genres. You hear it in the songs…an eclectic mix of electronic music and acoustic instruments that, he will argue, does not belie his Southern roots but springs directly from them. And you see it in the featured artists on the album, including Jarobi White of A Tribe Called Quest, Mamel from Los Amigos Invisibles, among other surprise artists to be announced, creating a signature stylistic blend that’s hard to categorize.
This up-tempo track brings together a signature stylistic blend that’s hard to categorize; combining the talents of hip hop artist Jarobi White of A Tribe Called Quest, alternative R&B vibe of singer/songwriter Trent Park, and Starita’s eclectic mix of electronic music and acoustic instruments.
For The Record 2017
A series of singles are in the pipeline leading up to the full EP release entitled For the Record. For the Record is a collaborative effort featuring a dream team of artists who have known and worked with Starita over the years. Featured artists include Mystikal, Trevor Hall and many others to be announced soon.