Starz Angels Feat Mariana Bell
Up Tonight [Now on Beatport]
Light-hearted dance music duo Starz Angels dropped the infectious, fiery ‘Up Tonight’ on Dutch label Made2Dance a couple of months back, and the tune has just come to attention once again, via the release of its unofficial video. The original track, featuring wonderful vocals from Mariana Bell, gathered a solid selection of support across the scene, and increasing the French pair’s popularity as producers and DJs. Ahead of the unveiling of their fun-filled antics in the video, we caught up with Starz Angels to find out more about their music.
TMN: How long have you been writing music for? Has it always been as a duo?
SA: We started producing together 4 years ago. We sometimes produce together and sometimes separately either for Starz Angels, or for other artists.
TMN: You recently released ‘Up Tonight’ with Mariana Bell. What was it like working with this talented vocalist and how did you come up with the lyrics for the track?
SA: It was very easy and pleasant to work with Mariana. She is very efficient and immediately understood our universe.While humming the melody, the first words that Mariana came with were “I will keep you up tonight”, from there we exchanged ideas around that theme so she could develop the song writing.
TMN: The ‘Up Tonight’ Official Music Video has finally dropped. How long have you been working on this?
SA: Between the organisation, the filming and the post-production, this project took us just over a month of work.When you watch the music video, it may seem simple, but it is a lot of work, especially because we intervene at each step of the production process.
TMN: We see one of you dress up in the famous Kiss masks. Was that for a bit of fun or have they been an influence on you musically?
Ka-ess: People used to call me “Kiss” when reading my DJ name; in fact it is pronounced “Ka-ees.” So eventually I had to pay tribute to the legendary rock band!
Le Kid: The drop has always made me think of a metal /rock track, with a headbanging electric guitar riff. It was a good time to pay this tribute.
TMN: What’s next for Starz Angels in terms of releases?
SA: We are mainly working on Big Room tracks to rock festivals and clubs. Stay tuned!