25 Aug Out Now: Sunstars – Ghetto Funk
Like their namesake elements, Sunstars has a knack for fusing unexpected styles of dance music into a catchy and unique sound that is all their own. Their newest release, appropriately titled “Ghetto Funk,” is a perfect example of their production prowess—from the moment the first roomy, bouncy bassline drops, the track begs for booty shaking, foot stomping, and mean muggin’ throughout its entirety. It’s clear that Sunstars is here to teach us “the sound of ghetto funk” as they perceive it. The track is Sunstars’s first single release on Protocol Recordings, which follows their premiere on the label with “Flames” as part of the Protocol ADE 2016 Compilation. Labelhead Nicky Romero has taken a shine to Sunstars’s productions, dropping both “Flames” and “Ghetto Funk” some of his biggest shows as of late, such as Balaton Sound, Tomorrowland and Ultra Europe. Nicky also held the worldwide premiere of “Ghetto Funk” on Protocol Radio, where he also interviewed the trio as a new part of the Protocol family. With more new music coming soon, there’s no doubt that this is only the beginning of the journey for Sunstars.
The Italian trio of Andrea, Alberto and Luigi first broke onto the scene as Sunstars in 2014 with their first release on Ultra Music, titled “Reckless.” They quickly followed it with a massive remix of Benny Benassi’s “Let This Last Forever,” which landed them a slot performing at the iconic Ministry of Sound in London. After that gig, Sunstars was swept in a whirlwind of production and remix opportunities: “The Blitz,” which was a collaboration with Swanky Tunes; teaming up with Merk & Kremont for “Eyes,” and doing an official remix of Bob Sinclair’s “Someone Who Needs Me.” Most recently, they released “Ritual,” and now they have joined Protocol’s ever-growing roster of forward-thinking and dynamic talent with “Ghetto Funk.” Sunstars is also set to perform at Protocol’s Amsterdam Dance Event showcase at the legendary venue Melkweg on October 18th so stay tuned for more fresh content from this dynamic duo under the Protocol moniker!