|Labels||Toolroom Presents Leaders Of The New School|
Gina Star is a DJ & producer originally from Dallas, Texas. After moving to LA in 2006 to further her career, she was hailed by the LA Times and E! Entertainment as one of the most talented and sought after DJ’s in the city. Playing her own special style of big room uplifting techy house in some of LA’s most exclusive V.I.P. celebrity endorsed nightclubs. With a distinctive and uncompromising ear for good music, she accepted the position of Director of A&R at Thrive Records, home to some of the biggest DJs in the world including Oakenfold, Digweed and Deep Dish. This then gave her the inspiration to produce herself, releasing ‘Rock With Me’ on Dave Aude’s label ‘Audacious’ which received rave reviews. Moving across the pond in 2009 to the UK to further her DJ & production career Gina Star has propelled herself into the limelight working with Toolroom Records and gaining support on her productions most notably with Pete Tong spinning her recent Cirez D & Sunscreem mashup, playing it to the masses on his Radio 1 show. ‘This Is Hollywood’ is Gina Star’s debut release on Toolroom’s ‘Leaders Of The New School’ imprint featuring the instantly recognizable vocal talent of DJ Roland Clark. The track has a driving groove, building layers of sound with Roland preaching ‘Welcome To Hollywood, what’s your dream’. The track incorporates a massive uplifting synth line which comes through for those ‘Hands in the air’ moments taking you to a brilliantly executed breakdown, before dropping back in to a full on dance floor assault. The instrumental does exactly as it says on the tin and as an extra bonus the package features Roland’s full Acapella, which seems to be a rarity these days when releasing music in the digital age. As Pete Tong would say ‘This is Essential’!!