starRo is a Japanese producer and multi-instrumentalist currently based out of Los Angeles. Shinya Mizoguchi, better known simply as starRo, first came together with SOULECTION in May 2013, and 2014 quickly became a special and promising year for starRo and SOULECTION’s collaboration. His expertise as both a keyboardist and guitarist shines through in his work – especially so in his intricate White Label 004 EP put together last year for SOULECTION. Released at the end of December 2013, starRo’s White Label release reflects love in a soulful way.
Since then, he’s skyrocketed to the top of SOULECTION’s roster, playing alongside the likes of Flume, Chet Faker, GoldLink, and Giraffage, to name a few. Today, his music is a cohesively crafted mix of a number of genres of the moment: from future soul, to trap house, to future bass, to hip-hop, to R&B, to electronic, to jazz, among others. He fuses all these genres into beats that diligently resonate chill, emotion, love, passion, and persistence. His most recent EP, Emotion, does just this, embodying his soulful image.