RESPECT | Arky Starch

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Arky Starch

Roaring High

Born and raised in Belgium, Arky Starch is an exciting new talent. An accomplished bass guitar, he also plays guitar and keyboard. Fusing Roots Reggae with variations in sounds, styles, and genres, he is the sum of a life rich in its cultural tapestry, yet also tinged by profound darkness and sadness.

Arky Starch’s artistic journey began at a young age, with his brother Lowie buying him his first bass guitar in 1994.

Membership of various bands followed. During these years, Arky Starch honed his skills as a bass player and a musician – working alongside Timmy Mbonu, a long-standing collaborator with the late Nigerian artistic pioneer Fela Kuti.

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Along the way, Arky Starch also collaborated with Ion Youth (Genk) and Yosa (Dub Tales). This experience helped him expand his musical knowledge above and beyond the realms of just bass guitar and composition, harmonization, and the rudimentary components of Roots and Dub.

In 2004 Starch began to branch out as an artist, focusing on understanding the use of software, MIDI, and technology to create complex, intricate music.

Since June 2020, Arky Starch has worked with Jesse King, aka DUBMATIX, to master all his songs. Arky Starch’s discography includes two EPs, ‘Dub Faith’ and ‘Give it a Walk’ featuring Ragga Yves, the album, ‘SOUL SENSI,’ and two singles with Micky B.

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