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Artist Spotlight: Issah Contractor
Artist Spotlight: Issah Contractor
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Artist Spotlight: Issah Contractor

Up close and personal with one and the only – Issah Contractor, a multi-faceted Vancouver, BC recording and session artist: drummer, bassist, composer, screenwriter and film director.
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Don’t Skip Ahead: Our Chat with Skip Reality
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Don’t Skip Ahead: Our Chat with Skip Reality

    Congratulations to Skip Reality on your 2nd Place Finish in StarBeat’s Top Talent in Philippines 2017 Contest!  We sat down with the trio to dig in a little deeper.   SB (StarBeat): Sibling Rivalry: I see you guys are siblings, when did you decide to form a band together? SR (Skip Reality): It […]
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You’ll Want to Stay a While w/ Antoinette’s Music
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You’ll Want to Stay a While w/ Antoinette’s Music

  Let’s take some time to get to know more about Antoinette – a fresh yet soulful singer-songwriter based in Vancouver, Canada.   SB (StarBeat): From the Top: How did you get started with music? AL (Antoinette Libelt): My mom is a singer as well and I grew up going to her shows and seeing […]
Winner-Philippines-Contest-2016Contest Winner Interview: Nazarina Jose – The Philippines
Contest Winner Interview: Nazarina Jose – The Philippines
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Contest Winner Interview: Nazarina Jose – The Philippines

SB (StarBeat): Firstly congratulations on winning StarBeat’s Top Talent in the Philippines Contest. How does it feel? NJ (Nazarina Jose): Thank you so much! It was my first competition ever so it feels pretty good to win something. Being an introvert, this is actually a pretty big accomplishment for me but I’m happy I got […]
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Ian Rivera Runs Through Q&A’s About Music and Life
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Ian Rivera Runs Through Q&A’s About Music and Life

  StarBeat takes a chance to chat with Ian Rivera, a singer/songwriter/musician from the South Bay area of LA in California. His YouTube covers often include cool mashups of the current Top 40 hits. Let’s find out what he’s all about –   SB (StarBeat): Getting to Know You: How would you describe your music? […]
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Getting Lost in The Music w/ Samuel Di Leo
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Getting Lost in The Music w/ Samuel Di Leo

Let’s get to know the smooth sounds of singer-songwriter Samuel Di Leo from Canada, who likes to get lost in the music to connect with his fans.      SB (StarBeat): Great Beginnings: What led you to get in to music?   SDL (Samuel Di Leo): I grew up surrounded by musicians. At first it […]
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Official Results: The World Round-Up Freestyle Skateboarding 2017

    This was an insane freestyle championship!  The World Round Up 2017 brought out the best from the best international flatground virtuosos. The competition was so close the point leaders seemed to shuffle the top rankings like it was a deck of cards.  But one 14-year old phenom seemed to have an ace up his […]
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Sugar and Spikes and Everything Nice w/ Singer Christie Palazzolo
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Sugar and Spikes and Everything Nice w/ Singer Christie Palazzolo

      Her songs feature strength and power but have a positive message inside for a great mix just like leather and lace, or sugar and spikes. StarBeat had a chance to light it up with this young singer/songwriter from Canada.     SB (StarBeat): How and when did you first get started in […]
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It’s Official: StarBeat Virtuoso Awards a $5,000 Recording Project!

  Our team has decided to create a recording project for the notable StarBeat community members. Here’s how the dots connected… After running a few test competitions in 2016 we noticed some exceptional talent popping up. Being that StarBeat was created by artists (and that we are a Vancouver-based startup), we noticed some incredible talent […]
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Winning Beats: Checking in with Beatboxer Binibining Beats
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Winning Beats: Checking in with Beatboxer Binibining Beats

  SB (StarBeat): First off, Congratulations on winning StarBeat’s Top Talent in the Philippines 2017 contest! Here’s your chance for your acceptance speech! BB (Binibining Beats): Thank you Starbeat for the awesome opportunity! I still can’t believe that I’m Starbeat.tv’s “Top Talent in the Philippines 2017” winner! All thanks to God for this talent and […]
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The Bold Dance Moves of Bolt D’dancer
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The Bold Dance Moves of Bolt D’dancer

  Let’s get to know this young, bold dancer with his own style – out of Africa.   SB (StarBeat): Quick Deets: What is your name? Where are you from? BD (Bold D’dancer): I am Bolt D’dancer from Kenya.     SB: Resume: And what do you do? BD: I am a dancer and a […]
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Contest Winner Interview: Kryssy Samson – Victoria, BC Canada
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Contest Winner Interview: Kryssy Samson – Victoria, BC Canada

SB (StarBeat): Kryssy – That’s an interesting spelling! Is it a stage name? What’s the story behind that? KS (Kryssy Samson): I wish I could say it was a stage name. My real name is Krystine – so going by Kryssy just made sense. But I have this conspiracy theory that my parents were like […]