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|Birth name||Finlay Dow-Smith|
8 July 1988 |
|Genres||Pop, electronica, house, synthpop|
|Occupations||Record producer, composer, musician|
|Instruments||Drums, synthesizer, saxophone, piano, guitar, bass, vocals|
|Labels||Warner Chappell Music|
|Associated acts||Ellie Goulding, Diana Vickers, Kylie Minogue, Cheryl Cole, Lady Gaga|
Starsmith (born Finlay Dow-Smith, 8 July 1988, Bromley, England) is a British songwriter, producer, remixer and DJ. He studied a classical music degree at the University of Surrey1 majoring in performance on saxophone. He has already received acclaim for the remixes he has created for Lady Gaga, Robyn, Timbaland, Katy Perry, Little Boots, Passion Pit, Paloma Faith, Marina and the Diamonds, and Frankmusik, amongst many others.2 His remix of "Bad Romance" was chosen as the lead remix of the track on Lady Gaga's hugely successful album, "The Remix".3
He is good friends with singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding and in addition to producing the majority of her debut album Lights also co-wrote five tracks on the album, which following its release on 1 March 2010, went straight to #1 in the UK Albums Chart. He also produced tracks for Diana Vickers' debut album, Songs from the Tainted Cherry Tree which also went straight to #1 in the UK Albums Chart in May 2010. He also had subsequent number 1 albums in 2010 with both Cheryl Cole and Kylie Minogue.4 He co-wrote and produced the track 'Burn' for Clare Maguire's debut album in 2011.
In December 2011, Starsmith was the subject of an episode of the Red Bull and Vice documentary series, 'The Producers'.5
He spent the majority of 2010 working on his own solo album, but in a post on his blog in early 201110 he revealed that he had decided to postpone releasing the album until a later date and was instead focusing on songwriting and producing. One song from the album sessions titled 'Lesson One' that he co-wrote and produced with Alan Braxe is due to be released this summer.11
- "Dead In The Water"
- "Without Your Love"
- from the album Halcyon (2012)
- from the album Lights (2010)
- from the album Bright Lights (2010)
- "Fighter Plane"
- from the Under The Sheets EP (2009)
- "Swimming Slow"
- from the single Swimming Slow (2014)
- Mark Owen
- "Us And Ours"
- "The End Of Everything"
- from the album The Art Of Doing Nothing (2013)
- from the album Aphrodite (2010)
- from the album The Family Jewels (2010)
- Cheryl Cole
- "Yeah Yeah"
- from the album Messy Little Raindrops (2010)
- Clare Maguire
- from the album Light After Dark (2011)1
from the album Rituals (2013)
- Diana Vickers
- "You'll Never Get to Heaven"
- from the album Songs from the Tainted Cherry Tree (2010)
- "Give Me a Break"
- from the Give Me A Break/Knuckleduster EP (2010)
- "Lesson One"
- from the Lesson One EP (2011)
- from the single Zeros (2012)
- from the single Clockwork (2013)
- "Be My Love ft. Tawiah"
- from the single Be My Love (2014)
- The Saturdays
- "One Shot" (Add. Production)
- from the single One Shot (2010)
- Erik Hassle
- "Hurtful" (Add. Production)
- from the single Hurtful (2010)
|2009||Private||"My Secret Lover"||4:01|
|2009||Bombay Bicycle Club||"Always Like This"||4:06|
|2009||Frankmusik||"3 Little Words" (Starsmith Remix)||3:29|
|2009||Marina and the Diamonds||"I Am Not a Robot" (Starsmith 24 Carat Remix)||5:18|
|2009||Little Boots||"New in Town" (Starsmith Remix)||5:30|
|2009||The Twang||"Barney Rubble" (Starsmith Remix)||5:24|
|2009||Girls Can't Catch||"Keep Your Head Up" (Starsmith Club Mix)||5:18|
|2009||The Mission District||"So Over You" (Starsmith Remix)||3:29|
|2009||Team WaterPolo||"Letting Go" (Starsmith Remix)||4:29|
|2009||Frankmusik||"Better Off as Two" (Starsmith Holiday in the Heath Remix)||4:29|
|2009||Passion Pit||"Sleepyhead" (Starsmith Remix feat. Ellie Goulding)||3:19|
|2009||Animal Kingdom||"Signs and Wonders" (Starsmith Remix)||4:17|
|2009||Paloma Faith||"New York" (Starsmith Remix)||3:36|
|2009||Lisa Mitchell||"Coin Laundry" (Starsmith Remix)||4:49|
|2009||Lady Gaga||"Bad Romance" (Starsmith Remix)||4:56|
|2010||Mika||"Blame It on the Girls" (Not on the Starsmith Remix)||6:17|
|2010||Timbaland featuring Katy Perry||"If We Ever Meet Again" (Starsmith Remix)||5:21|
|2010||N.E.R.D.||"Hot-n-Fun" (Starsmith Club Remix)||5:35|
|2010||Beyoncé||"Why Don't You Love Me" (Starsmith Remix - Radio Edit)||3:34|
|2010||Robyn||"Hang with Me" (Starsmith Remix)||6:04|
|2011||Gypsy & the Cat||"Jona Vark" (Starsmith Remix)||4:58|
|2011||Lady Gaga||"Born This Way" (Starsmith Remix)||6:45|
|2011||Marina And The Diamonds||"Radioactive" (Starsmith Rework)||4:37|
|2012||St. Lucia||"We Got It Wrong" (Starsmith Remix)||6:03|
|2013||Ed Drewett||"Drunk Dial" (Starsmith Remix)||5:37|
|2013||Matthew Koma||"Parachute" (Starsmith Remix)||5:18|
|2013||Hall & Oates||"I Can't Go For That" (Starsmith Rework)||4:48|
|2013||Betty Who||"Somebody Loves You" (Starsmith Remix)||6:24|
|2014||Joywave||"Tongues" (Starsmith Remix)||4:39|
- New band of the day - No 618: Starsmith Guardian.co.uk
- "Starsmith Discography at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2011-12-31.
- "Starsmith Starblog". Starsmith.tumblr.com. Retrieved 2011-12-31.
- "Starsmith - Lesson One (Original) by Starsmith on SoundCloud - Create, record and share your sounds for free". Soundcloud.com. Retrieved 2011-12-31.