“If you had a sign above every studio door saying, ‘This Studio is a Musical Instrument,’ it would make such a different approach to recording.” – Brian Eno
For a musical instrument, a song is the breath of life. The virtuoso plays his instrument in a way that both honors the song and elevates it. A studio is often overlooked as a lifeless thing – a conglomeration of hardware, software, and soundproof walls. But a studio is indeed a musical instrument, and the producer, its virtuoso.
Starita embodies this philosophy as a producer. He plays your song on his instrument. And to that performance, he brings the craftsmanship and artistry of any gifted musician. His decades of experience enables him to get the technical stuff out of the way and let the artist’s vision push through. His art is embracing & sharing your creative vision to perform the truest and best version of your music.
To get there requires a very honest approach – the courage to embrace a transparent process. Starita prizes this fearless form of collaboration and gravitates to artists who appreciate it. It elevates the entire process, throughout writing, performing, producing, recording and mixing. It’s a personal approach, and not the easiest. But it’s the surest way to create the best music.
Starita is always open to hearing your story and creative vision. If you’d like to explore working with Starita, please reach out.
Starita, is a Mississippi born, San Francisco Bay Area music producer, multi-talented artist and songwriter, whose work has earned a GRAMMY® award and Latin Grammy nomination spanning a multitude of genres. Clients include Childish Gambino, A Tribe Called Quest, Third Eye Blind, Rebelution, Los Amigos Invisibles, Michael Franti and Spearhead and many others.
Notably, Starita was an engineer on the recent A Tribe Called Quest album ‘We got it from here….thank you 4 your service’ which reached #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart and earned RIAA Gold certification. He also engineered Laura Sullivan’s ‘Loves River ‘ which won the GRAMMY® for Best New Age and Los Amigos Invisibles’ ‘Repeat After Me’ which was GRAMMY® nominated for Best Latin Urban/Alternative and Song Of The Year in the Latin Grammy Awards.
Starita recently released his own project in collaboration with artists Jarobi White of ATCQ, Trevor Hall, Trent Park, Madame Gandhi, Terra Lopez of Rituals Of Mine and, Mamel of Los Amigos Invisibles. He also served as President of The Recording Academy’s San Francisco Chapter in addition to serving on The Recording Academy’s National Committees.