Jeremy Howard aka Sinistarr is a Drum & Bass/Electronic music producer from Detroit, Michigan. His works have been released on top labels such as Metalheadz, Creative Source, Renegade Hardware, and Hospital, and has also been featured on BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, and the internet station Bassdrive. Sinistarr has made his mark onto the international drum and bass scene with his unique interpretation of his rich musical influences from his hometown, Detroit, the famous city known for its authentic house, techno, and electro. His unique take on his musical influences such as techno artists Aril Brikha, Derrick may, Lucas Rodenbush, Aux 88, Drexciya, Japanese Telecom, Stingray313, and hip hop such as Danny Brown, J Dilla, and Harmonic 313 has been the foundation for Sinistarr’s vibrant and upcoming music career as a DJ and to the richness to his production.
There’s no doubt that the buzz around this prolific artist comes from all around the world from today’s top DJ’s such as: Makoto, DJ Ink, Loxy, Asides, Random Movement, Goldie, Marcus Intalex, Lenzman, Commix, Kiat, Lynx, and Need For Mirrors. The last 2 years have been key in establishing Sinistarr’s stronghold into the spectrum of Drum and Bass DJ’s. 2009 has been the year of numerous feature publications from Knowledge Magazine and other local magazines such as Real Detroit and the Detroit Free Press, and countless airplays on several popular radio shows by Fabio, Pete Tong, Bailey, Crissy Criss (BBC Radio 1), DJ Hype (Kiss) and on Hospital Podcast plays.
If you weren’t hearing Sinistarr on the radio, you were catching him live either during various clubs around the Midwest, at his debut performance at the Winter Music Conference in Miami, as well as major dates in other major US cities During his debut tour in 2010 (L.A., New York, Chicago, Orlando) or performing at the 2010 Detroit Electronic Music Festival’s 10th Anniversary last year. That busy schedule did not slow down Sinistarr on the production tip -- His 12 “Solar9/Mainstay” was signed onto the famous Metalheadz imprint and has even gone out of the normal tune-signing circuit, collaborating with Deep Soul Music & Lacoste Shoes on the label's limited edition shoe line.
The future is bright and prolific for Sinistarr. He has an abundance of upcoming releases on the scene’s most influential labels. Look out for his future releases on Metalheadz, Prestige Music, Creative Source, Renegade Hardware, Play: Musik, Lukeino’s Sublife Records, an IDM/Hip Hop EP for Detroit Underground and Eboy's collaborative music project known as Dboy, and remixes for DJ Ink’s Architecture, Makoto, and dubstep producer Jason Burns. Of course It doesn’t stop there --Collaborations are in the works with Mutated Forms, Drexciyan DJ Stingray aka Stingray313, Calculon, Grimm, as well as beginning the prototype stages of his label, Shapes Audio.