Time for something completely different. Alien Pimp releases today the video for his latest Starburner. An electronic bomb which also sounds very close to an orchestral masterpiece.
But first things first. “Sometimes I use music to express myself, but most times I use myself to express music”. This is how Silviu Costinescu, the real name behind Alien Pimp, describes himself. He grew up in the slums of Bucharest and at the age of 14 he already had his own alternative music show on Radio Nova 22. Before the age of 27 he was featured in New York Times and CNN as one of the main figures of the new Romanian music scene. And shortly after that, he created his own bass-music/dubstep label DubKraft Records. He toured half Europe as a DJ, and now he seems to have settled here in Portugal. His life has been about as many music projects as he can get his hands on. But after all of this, he describes his new approach for the Alien Pimp project in a very humble way:
Inspired by the many street he has walked around the continent and knowing what it is to come from nothing, he dedicates Starburner video to all street musicians and performers, featuring people from a dozen different locations around the World. In Alien Pimp’s own words:
The track is part of the Phat Pop EP, his latest release reflecting a new found apetite for song-writing, which replaces the typical electronic loopy tracks production. Starburner is a step forward for his ever-changing and a constantly re-invented sound. The bass section is strong, almost crazy, while the vocals are simple and everything but pretentious, consolidating that humbleness feeling. Some parts remind of Massive Attack, others take us back to Moby’s more experimental productions. The track is as electronic as it is organic. A complex composition that truly honours all kind of street performers, without leaving out the super danceable vibes. Enjoy!