We chatted with an up-and-coming force in the EDM and house music scenes—Mr. StarZ, about his Deadmau5 inspiration, his love for the UK garage scene, upcoming releases, and more. Mr. StarZ is preparing for a strong end to 2021, with multiple songs planned with record labels including Blanco y Negro and G-Mafia Records.

Hey! Introduce yourself. Where are you from?

My name is Mr. StarZ, though some call me Travis. I am an EDM and house music producer and DJ from Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

When did you start making music?

I started DJing when I went to college in Las Vegas, but I started producing and creating my music in 2020. 

Who inspired you to start making music?

In the EDM world, it was Deadmau5 for sure. I first heard “Strobe” when I was a sophomore in high school and it completely changed my perspective of music and how songs were arranged and put together. It made me want to do that; to learn how to do that and make people dance!

How would you describe your music style?

Dark and devious. I said that was going to be my vibe at the beginning of the year and I think I’ve kept to that with some gritty, powerful basslines and new energy and Bass House feel. My LED mask always helps!

Who are you listening to now?

I am falling in love with the UK garage scene, so I’m listening to a lot of Zero, Darkzy, Window Kid, Taiki Nulight. But always the House influences like MNNR, Malaa, Double Agent, and Wa-Fu to name a few!

What’s your best project or single so far?

My best project so far is an unreleased track of mine that is scheduled for release with a major label in December 2021. But as of now, my newest release, with major label.

Blanco y Negro, which is called “Bounce”, is a bangin, powerful house sound with a festival-ready drop and heart-thumping kicks.

Any upcoming releases from you to look out for?

Oh ya, I have releases scheduled all through November, December, and January, with major record labels including Blanco y Negro, G-Mafia Records, and a few more! This one on November 26th with Blanco y Negro is going to be FIRE, stay tuned!

Have any shoutouts?

Always a shoutout to my album cover artist @AlexKnightArts, and my photographer @dapril21. And always to my beautiful baby niece Kinzley, who inspires and motivates me every day!

Listen to Mr. StarZ wherever you stream music, or check his discography out on Spotify. Stay tuned for his next release on November 26th with Blanco y Negro!