Starkillers

Real Name:
Nick Terranova
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As the USA’s dance music scene continues to come of age on a widespread scale and different styles proliferate and evolve, new talents are coming thick and fast. Only a few have the staying power to go the distance, however.

Formerly known as Nick Terranova, U.S talent Starkillers has been cutting a swathe through the bolshier end of the global house music scene with his tough-edged, eclectic sound. Blending big hooks and riffs, soaring vocals, thumping beats and mind-bending effects trickery, his sound is the perfect blend of high-octane, fierce energy and accessible appeal. It’s truly at home amidst the contemporary sound of cutting-edge dance music.

“I’m A.D.D” he explains of the hyperactive nature of his music. “I know people always say that, but I really am. I really try not to sound like anyone else or copy anyone. What’s the point in being in this biz if all you’re gonna do is try and sound like someone else? I do what I think is cool and don’t really care what people think. You’re either a fan or you’re not.”

It’s not about subtlety or tradition; instead it’s a question of pushing technology and sound to their limits, and creating in-your-face tracks with plenty of charisma and attitude. There’s nothing mundane going on here. Pitch bending leads, rugged bass, mind-warping FX, huge builds and drops; everything in a Starkillers track is designed for maximum impact on the dancefloor, and his potent blend of electro house groove and sharp trance-laced breakdowns has seen his records signed to huge labels including Doorn, Ultra and Nervous.

“I really just try to make my sound as crazy as I can without being too far left that people don’t get it” he says. “I try not to pigeonhole myself into one genre so I can change easily and so that it doesn’t come as a shock to my fans when I evolve.” It’s that versatility and open-mindedness that sees him continue to flourish and succeed for years to come, and that will ensure he outlasts less-imaginative peers.

2012 saw his profile rise to giddy new heights, with a new weekly radio show launched featuring guests including Gareth Emery, Morgan Page, Kryder and Stafford Brothers, and a Beatport Electro Chart No. 2 with his DJ Bl3nd collaboration Xception. Touring Brazil, the UK, Australia and Asia and capping it off with a sold-out show at St. Louis’ Europa in the US, his DJing schedule continues to grow in stature alongside his status as a prolific producer.

Teaming up with vocalist Amba Shepherd and fellow producer Dmitry KO, Starkillers’ first official release of 2013, Let The Love, dropped on formidable Dutch imprint Spinnin’ Records. It was premiered by the UK’s BBC Radio 1 and DJ Tiësto, and notched up over 200,000 views within its first week on YouTube, kicking off the year as he plans to continue. His bootleg of Zedd feat. Foxes’ Clarity, posted on his Soundcloud in the first few days of the year, has also found huge success online, receiving a sizable 1200 favouritings on blog aggregator chart The Hype Machine.
The rest of the year looks breathtakingly busy and exciting for Starkillers: remixes of Pitbull and Sandro Silva’s new singles, a party bus tour stopping by at the legendary Miami Winter Music Conference, singles featuring the likes of Hadley and Kai, and more collaborations with Kryder, Angger Dimas and Bl3nd. He’ll be playing to more fans in more countries than ever before, including a major tour of his home turf in the USA.

“2013 is going to be an even bigger year for dance music. I’m so excited about how it’s still taking over the global mainstream. I plan to be a part of that journey this year!”
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Albums

MREC027CD Starkillers - Dirty Sound: Vol One: The Injection album art Starkillers Dirty Sound: Vol One: The Injection(CD, Album, Mixed) Made Records (US) MREC027CD US 2007 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Starkillers - Discoteka album art Starkillers Discoteka (Single, Maxi) Spinnin' Records Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version
Starkillers - Scream album art Starkillers Scream (Single) Spinnin' Records US 2007 Sell This Version
Starkillers - Big Bass album art Starkillers Big Bass Spinnin' Records Germany 2007 Sell This Version
Starkillers - Killer album art Starkillers Killer Tiger Records Italy 2008 Sell This Version
HSMB004 Starkillers - Funk Phenomena (2009 Starkillers Remix) album art Starkillers vs Armand Van Helden Starkillers vs Armand Van Helden - Funk Phenomena (2009 Starkillers Remix)(File, MP3, 320) Henry Street Music HSMB004 US 2009
Starkillers - Cantina album art Starkillers Cantina Net's Work International Netherlands 2010 Sell This Version
Starkillers - Odessa album art Starkillers, Dmitry Ko And SmashBOX Starkillers, Dmitry Ko And SmashBOX - Odessa Doorn Records Netherlands 2010 Sell This Version
SP176, SP179 Starkillers - Cantina / Ghettoblaster album art Starkillers / Bobby Burns & Afrojack Starkillers / Bobby Burns & Afrojack - Cantina / Ghettoblaster(12") Spinnin' Records, Spinnin' Records SP176, SP179 Netherlands 2010 Sell This Version
Starkillers - Keep It Coming album art Starkillers & Nadia Ali Starkillers & Nadia Ali - Keep It Coming (Single, EP) Spinnin' Records Netherlands 2011 Sell This Version
SP608 Starkillers - Xception album art Starkillers & BL3ND Starkillers & BL3ND - Xception(File, MP3, Single, 320) Spinnin' Records SP608 Netherlands 2012
AZULS017D Starkillers - Shut it down album art Starkillers Feat. Natalie Peris Starkillers Feat. Natalie Peris - Shut it down(File, MP3, Single) Azuli Records AZULS017D UK 2012
DM532 Starkillers - Total Destruction album art Starkillers & Tony Junior Starkillers & Tony Junior - Total Destruction(File, MP3, Single, 320) Dim Mak Records DM532 US 2014

DJ Mixes

NE20734 Starkillers - Nervous Nitelife: Vegas album art Starkillers & Austin Leeds Starkillers & Austin Leeds - Nervous Nitelife: Vegas(CD, Comp, Mixed) Nervous Records NE20734 US 2008 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

NE20986 Starkillers - Get Up (Everybody) album art Starkillers Presents Disco Dollies Starkillers Presents Disco Dollies - Get Up (Everybody)(3xFile, MP3) Nervous Records NE20986 US 2009
NE20959 Starkillers - B*tch @ss Trick album art Starkillers B*tch @ss Trick(3xFile, MP3) Nervous Records NE20959 US 2009
UL 2239 Starkillers - All The Way album art Austin Leeds and Starkillers ft. Betsie Larkin Austin Leeds and Starkillers ft. Betsie Larkin - All The Way(5xFile, MP3, 320) Ultra Records UL 2239 US 2009
Starkillers - Fuck Shit Up (Summer Remix) album art Star Killers* Vs. StereOjacK Star Killers* Vs. StereOjacK - Fuck Shit Up (Summer Remix) Nervous Records US 2010
Starkillers - Insomnia album art Starkillers, Pimp Rockers, Tom Hangs & Marco Machiavelli Starkillers, Pimp Rockers, Tom Hangs & Marco Machiavelli - Insomnia Spinnin' Records Netherlands 2010
NE21086 Starkillers - Get Up Everybody album art Starkillers Presents Disco Dollies Vs Jan Solo Starkillers Presents Disco Dollies Vs Jan Solo - Get Up Everybody(File, MP3, 320) Nervous Records NE21086 US 2010
NE22044 Starkillers - Nervous Tools album art Starkillers Nervous Tools(3xFile, MP3, 320) Nervous Records NE22044 US 2010
SP261 Starkillers - Big Disco album art Starkillers & Dmitry KO Starkillers & Dmitry KO - Big Disco(File, MP3) Spinnin' Records SP261 Netherlands 2010
Starkillers - Pressure album art Nadia Ali, Starkillers & Alex Kenji Nadia Ali, Starkillers & Alex Kenji - Pressure (Single, Maxi) Spinnin' Records Netherlands 2011 Sell This Version
SNEAK232 Starkillers - Beat The Bass album art Starkillers & Dmitry KO Starkillers & Dmitry KO - Beat The Bass(File, MP3, 320) Sneakerz Muzik SNEAK232 Netherlands 2011
HYS010 Starkillers - Do U Love album art Starkillers & Dmitry Ko Starkillers & Dmitry Ko - Do U Love(File, MP3, 320) Hysteria (4) HYS010 Netherlands 2011