Bobby Starrr is the Artist alias of Robert M. Stanley, English Born, Vienna raised and Berlin-based House DJ / Producer and one half of House Duo ‘Jack The Box’ together with Chicago’s Tyree Cooper.
During May 2020, the early days of the Corona epidemic, Bobby was involved in a VR exhibition with the Artist Circle of Factory Berlin, the plan was always focused on collaboration. Through an old school friend from UK Radio, Alex Scott aka DJ Megaboss, reached out that he wants to introduce me to an Artist he had just that very second interviewed on his ‘The real recognise the real show’, A female vocalist by the name of Shalon based in the US.
Shalon’s soulful voice shined through the various styles of vocal performances she delivered on her releases from downtempo Soul to uptempo House her songwriting talents are on point for all to hear. They decided on an Acid track with a full vocal approach with the moodiness of classic early morning Berlin vibes. Bringing in two extra Remix touches from the Irish Duo Feet Heaters and trip back to the mid-2000s hardware-focused stripped-down BlueTone sound with Dutch import Denny Vos aka Versho (Clone Records)
“After been told by a close friend that he has met someone special who 100% fits my musical views on the world and that she loves Nina Simone too, I thought why not! I was expecting to produce a soulful House track with Shalon not an Acid House track but hey, that is the joys of collaborating across borders digitally. I am still not bored of listening to the track and that means something special is bubbling between us” says Starrr
Like Acid & Like Acid (Extended Mix)
Dreaming of better places, breathing in fresh forest air with all the range of fragrances of Mother nature. Whirling high hats, MPC quantised percussion and captivating chords create a tension for that ‘in the moment’ feeling as Shalon delivers a heartbreaker performance for change
Like Acid (Feet Heaters Remix)
Fresh from re-working an Acid Mix of Bobby’s ‘Jock-A-Mo’ release, the Irish Duo return with a big room hypnotic twist on the original version with tight percussion loops and filtered key elements which is very much in the style of early 2000s ‘Peace Division’.
Like Acid (BlueTone Remix)
BlueTone are Bobby together with his long-term close friend from Rotterdam Denny Vos aka V long-term Helsinki collaborator returns in 2021 with a mix suited for the big room with epic strings, bass stabs and looped vocals which fully shines of the progressive vibes of the Murk Boys back in Miami ‘92.
Original version written & produced by Bobby Starrr
Lyrics written and performed by Shalon Delagdo aka Shalon
Original Painting & Artwork by David Johnson ( https://www.artbydj.co.uk/ ) Stourbridge 2021
Design by Stefano Di Puma, Berlin 2021
Actress, Model and Vocalist
On July, 11th, 1974 from N.E. Portland, Oregon emerged Shalon! with a blended ethnicity of Lithuanian, African American and Indian, Shalon’s beauty reflects both inside and out.
Raised in a loving and supportive environment, Shalon benefited from both her parents. With her father as a director of urban housing and development, and former police officer and her mother a professional Choreographer in dance and the arts, and former Model and Theatre actress creates a talented individual in Shalon.
At the age of 6, Shalon moved to a small town in Washington State where her family built a horse ranch. The development of the family’s horse ranch drove Shalon to master horsemanship! Shalon grew very competitive on a national level. Skillful in many different fields of western horsemanship, Shalon began to teach others her many skills.
Shalon was trained by her mother in ballet, tap, jazz, and modern hip hop. Shalon’s mother also gave her lessons in etiquette and modeling. Shalon’s childhood consisted of participating in dance recitals, plays and fashion shows! In high school, Shalon took classes in drama.
Years later, Shalon moved to the east coast to Maryland. While in Maryland, Shalon came to the realization that she needed to rebuild her career. During this construction, Shalon mapped out her new direction and took off like a bullet.
Shalon has 4 children. Shalon has been featured in many films and appeared in numerous magazines. Shalon is internationally recognized in music, books, and in print ads! In the past several years, Shalon has decided to tap into her writing and singing talents as well and released her first single in 2012. Since then she has released numerous albums, singles and remixes, she continues to create and is working on several other albums and collaborations from around the world. Shalon has begun her performance side of the music industry as well and looks forward to touring in the near future.
Shalon is an amazing well rounded singer -songwriter, who loves and is committed to what she does! All these attributes creates a very successful woman in Shalon.
Recent Releases and Features
‘SOLDIER’ – DJ Slin Feat. Laura Lopez
‘CHANGE’ – Laura Lopez
‘DON’T TRIP – Laura Lopez
‘SUN KISSED’ – Laura Lopez feat. Menon
‘MORENA’ – Christian Del Fiore feat. Laura Lopez
Film & TV
Deutschland Sucht Den Superstar (RTL)
Try Music – a chiffre truly befitting Robert M. Stanley’s, a.k.a Bobby Starrr who as a solo artist continues to carve a niche and brands his Positivity style by collaborating with established, like-minded Berlin locals.
Born in Wolverhampton, UK, shortly after the release of Donna Summer’s and Giorgio Moroder’s seminal disco hit “I Feel Love”. Bobby Starrr got hooked on mixing as a result of his mother’s fondness for Motown and Disco love songs and his Big Band Jazz advocating father ‘negotiating’ a soundtrack for their weekend family road trips.
Says Bobby Starrr: “I rediscovered the genres later as a teenager in Chicago House and Detroit Techno Soul and the likes of Derrick May, Colin Dale and Derrick Carter were my first idols that inspired me to try music.”
Together with his first mentor Leigh Toro, he had his first success as a forward-thinking freestyle DJ and party creator at the age of 16 with his party franchise “Meltdown” which drew featured guests such as Andrea Parker (Mo’ Wax Records, London), Autechre (Warp Records, Manchester), DJ E.A.S.E. (Nightmares on Wax, Leeds), Jamie Hodge (Born Under A Rhyming Planet, New York), Luke Vibert (Ninja Tune, Cornwall) and in 1996 was placed into the Top 20 Clubs by N.M.E Magazine and recommended by Mixmaster Morris at Mixmag.
Bobby Starrr soon made himself a name for discovering and supporting newcomer talents, genres and labels, applying the in-depth understanding of music history and evolution that he gained by learning the trade from scratch via student jobs in record stores, as a promoter and as an avid reader of music-related literature.
Before moving to Austria, Stanley acted as Head of Dance Department at Mike Lloyds Music, renowned as the spiritual home of indie music lovers in the West-Midlands, England.
In Vienna, he worked with Umberto Gollini (Cheap Records) and Jeremiah (Grow! Records) and branded his first-party franchises.
A trip to Chicago in 2003 resulted in his debut releases (as The Starrrs and Mr. Bob Angel) for the family of record labels owned by Jordan Fields (Headphoniq, Mo Wax) and shortly afterwards for Detroit’s very own Mr Telephone man Terrence Parker’s label Parker Music Works (Bobby Starrr presents Secret Nerve)
Since 2007 he has collaborated with Tyree Cooper as Jack The Box, holding down residencies at two of Berlin’s most legendary clubs Tresor and Kater Holzig (former Bar25). Their flawless track record of successful parties has garnered Jack The Box a distinguished reputation with a high calibre of the guest-DJs they invited, e.g. Farley Jackmaster Funk (Chicago), Pal Joey (New York), Terrence Parker (Detroit), Rob Mello (London), Nicholas (Italy) Supa DJ Dmitry of Deee-lite (Kiev), Lil Louse (Chicago). Maurice Joshua (Chicago) and K-Alexi (Chicago).
From 2009 to 2015 Bobby Starrr curated a weekly radio show for Sweatlodge Radio every Wednesday from Yuma Bar in Berlin-Neukölln, inviting his DJ friends from around the world to perform live and direct via online-stream from Paris, Amsterdam and Helsinki.