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Scratching the Surface: David Starfire spins on August 20 at Cervantes'

David Starfire started his musical career playing guitar and rocking out in bands (Cellophane Masses, for one) before weaving world music into underground electronic beats with his current solo sound; he's also a main member of the Dub Kirtan All Stars Project with FreQ Nasty. As a multi-instrumentalist and a DJ, Starfire — who has performed at Coachella, the Winter Music Conference and Burning Man — brings a unique spin to his music: He's known to play bass guitar and electronic hand drums during his sets. His melding of classical and devotional Indian music with funk, electronica, dubstep, dancehall and hip-hop isn't something you can hear anywhere else. Expect belly-dancing and booty-shaking at Cervantes' on Saturday, August 20, when Starfire headlines a show that also includes Bird of Prey, Knowa Knowone and more.