Breakout Producer and DJ southstar Gets Our Pulse Racing With 'dunes'
A kaleidoscopic dreamscape of soundwaves and technicolor, southstar’s newest EP Dunes proves he’s much more than a viral single, single-handedly curating the summer rave scene.
The Berlin-based producer and techno DJ caught steam with his single “Miss You,” an addictive rework of Oliver Tree’s “Jerk.” Burning like fire, the song quickly became bigger than itself, continuing to take over TikTok sounds and club scenes for the foreseeable future.
In response to the heights “Miss You” took him, Dunes is the unspoken declaration that southstar is not a DJ who got lucky with a catchy single. Producing innovative trap and techno since late 2021, he’s actively perfecting a craft that will last as long as people’s desire to dance and sweat.
The EP opens with “Luna,” a dance track reworking AKIRA’s “Descansenpaz” that’s intoxicatingly jubilant, a far cry from the song’s melancholic origins. The project’s title track shines particularly brightly, an interdimensional sonic escape that blurs its beginning and end. Masterminding Nelly Furtado’s iconic “Give It To Me” chorus into a techno rendition in “Typa Girl,” we close the EP starving for more because our body’s exhaustion has yet to hit our brains. With each of its five tracks just kissing three minutes, it’s scientifically crafted for craving.
A gifted musical technician, not much is known about him, as he lives behind the pulse of his racing tempos. southstar can resurrect a lifeless room, and that’s all he’s interested in us knowing. Set to tour Europe through the summer, Dunes is a project built to be experienced in person, amongst the alive, skin-to-skin.
Listen to Dunes below: