Now over a year old, Moguai’s “Mpire” still evokes the same deliciously monumental energy as it did when first released. Enter British intergalactic export Tom Staar who injects the mix with a hearty dose of electro grit and gut wrenching percussion. Staar does well to maintain the original’s crisp melodic signature while creating a re-imagined version of “Mpire” that is distinctly his own, intertwining Moguai’s progressive touches with a flurry of greyscale synthwork.Posted by
Never one to shy away from the release circuit, Tommy Trash is back to visit a 2011 production, “Monkey See Monkey Do,” one of the tracks that built the brand that is Trash. The catchy electro chord progression now has new life in the form of remixes from Tom Staar, Nom De Strip and Zero Hero, and even Tommy himself contributes with a 2013 re-edit. The package flows with intensity and gradually picks up with each remix; Tom Staar picks up the pace with progression, Nom De Strip turns up the electronic stylings, and Zero Hero closes with unrelenting dubstep.
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After creating the definitive remix of deadmau5′s “The Veldt,” Tommy Trash once again gets his fingers caught in the mau5trap, returning to the imprint for a remix package of “Monkey See Monkey Do.” This time around Tommy’s brought some friends along, handing the track over to Tom Staar, Nom De Strip and Zero Hero for remix duties. Tommy’s re-edit turns the original up to 11, pushing the track into overdrive with his signature grunge-flavored style while Tom Staar takes the track a bit deeper with the inclusion of tribal drums and cascading white noise. Nom De Strip open up the throttle with a teeth-clenching breakdown while Zero Hero drops the hammer with heavy-hitting dubstep and electro .
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Dancing Astronaut artist to watch selectee Tom Staar is on the brink of releasing his Style of Eye collaboration, “After Dark,” on Wall Recordings next week. In the meantime, catch up with the progressive DJ/producer as he has joined Fatboy Slim’s Carnaval Brasil Tour. Staar is giving away his set from the tour’s opening night for fans to viva o carnaval! While he hasn’t provided the tracklist, the mix would’ve kept you guessing even if he had. From dark beats to progressive weapons, Staar delivers an eclectic and spontaneous set in the same fashion that Fatboy Slim would. Bom dia!
We’ve come to associate Tom Staar with both a rowdier sound and his partner in crime Kryder, but the Londoner’s next output is a more melodic offering alongside Stockholm’s Style of Eye. Featuring an unknown vocalist, “After Dark” is a torrent of big room synths. Beaming with its pervasive, somewhat-stereotypical melody, the true potential of “After Dark” rests in its glitches, wobbles, and bass mutterings. Does it live up to the caliber of both these aspiring artists? We’ll wait for the full release to make that call. Style of Eye and Tom Staar’s “After Dark” will be released on February 25th, on Afrojack’s Wall Recordings. Click past the break for the preview.
Last we heard from Tom Staar & Kryder they were remixing Afrojack’s “Can’t Stop Me Now,” but this time around they’re taking it back to 1990 with Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy the Silence.” Their acid house rave spin on the track features big room synths that overwrite the original’s melody plus an electro bassline. Tom Staar & Kryder’s remix of the track is available for free download exclusively through Dancing Astronaut. Grab your copy below.Posted by
With the new year comes new talent, new sounds and new mind-blowing tracks. We’ve already got our sights set on Miami Music Week and the slew of huge releases and up-and-coming talent that will define 2013. We’ve been watching these artists over the past year, their outputs have been impressive but their full potential still untapped.
Jump past the break to check out who we are most excited about in 2013.
Hot on the heels of “Cheyenne” and in the midst of an incredible ascension to dance music recognition, Tom Staar is back with another original production.”Kingdom” begins with an enchanting vocal and light progression, but the happy-go-lucky vibes are reversed after the explosive, synth tinged drop. Chugging baseline and hypnotic chords ensue, and “Kingdom” becomes instantly contagious. Drifting between its melody and its deep electro bits, Tom Staar’s latest effort pays testament to the hype behind the name. Packaged with a dub mix, “Kingdom” has been released on Beatport via Laidback Luke’s MixMash Records.
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In one of the most interesting collaborations in recent memory, Wolfgang Gartner has teamed up with London’s Tom Staar to produce “Evil Lurks,” an eerie electro house track fit for a maniacal supervillain (as the SoundCloud image of Dr. Evil suggests). The dark, twisting production revolves around a semi-unsettling 8-bit melody, aptly designed to inspire tinges of anxiety. Periodic bass regurgitations and signature Wolfgang high-pitched synths give a spooky depth to the track, which is shaping up to be an incredibly unique production. “Evil Lurks” will see its full release on December 3rd.Posted by
Hot on the heels of remixes of “Don’t You Worry Child” and “Can’t Stop Me,” Tom Staar has broken away from usual collaborator Kryder for an original mix of his own. As exclusively previewed on Dancing Astronaut earlier this month, Staar’s monster “Cheyenne” has finally hit Beatport. High energy electro flows into a melodic hook and drops back into its frenetic state, making for a hit that is due to crash your next dance party. Keep up with the booming rookie and grab “Cheyenne” from Beatport courtesy of Kindergarten Records.
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