Named one of Dancing Astronaut’s artists to watch in 2013, Tom Staar has delivered consistently through the year with a showcase of several sonic personalities. Coming off the release of his self-titled “Staars,” he’s shifting gears from the melodic spectrum to sport his signature cap. Unrelenting synth warps take the lead on “Faces,” his newest single featuring Chrom3, for a ferocious electro house offering through the likeness of Wolfgang Gartner’s Kindergarten Records.
There has been no shortage of punchy electro club tracks from the UK-borne Tom Staar in recent months. Recently releasing his appropriately named “Staars” alongside In Atlanta, Staar returns to his electro roots for “Faces.” Ditching the pop vocals and radio-friendly melodies, “Faces” featuring Chrom3 is a throwback to his early outputs. Tightly wound synth stabs, blaring dutch sirens, and soaring vocals reveal the UK talent’s upcoming release to be a unique blend of dirty warehouse electro with his newfound pop dance tendencies.
UK club phenom Tom Staar delivers his most radio-friendly output today with the release of the aptly titled “Staars.” Following up on his Style of Eye, Wall Recordings collaboration “After Dark,” Staar finds himself enlisting the vocal talents of In Atlanta to provide the perfect pop top line to the producer’s electro-tinged progressions. His official Spinnin’ Records debut, “Staars,” reaffirms the UK talent’s position as one of the more versatile and infectious producers in the pop-backed club fuel arena.
It’s been a relentless year of musical exploits for beloved British club asset Tom Staar. Past the buzz surrounding his impending Staar Traax debut “Trident,” the British all-star rejoins Spinnin Records to follow up his acclaimed Style of Eye collaboration “After Dark” for Afrojack-offshoot Wall Recordings. Accompanied by In Atlanta, “Staars” sees Tom give his well-oiled electro tendencies a radio-friendly twist with the same quality stamp we have come to expect from his label-hopping studio exports. Still unquestionably one of the UK’s most resilient production outfits, this formal Spinnin debut keeps Tom Staar fixed upon the fast line into 2014. (more…)
Few British artists have maintained the same air of consistency as that of label-hopping electro head Tom Staar. Off the heels of popular remix duties for both Dirty South and Francesco Rossi, his inaugural Staar Traxx release sees the London-based talent back behind the wheel with his first solo single release since 2012’s “Kingdom.” Ascending in a tide of tight melodic progressions, ”Trident” successfully pierces the assumption that we have lost the peak time club sensation to a trend of obnoxious drops. With the upfront production values and consistent energy we have come to expect from Staar’s valiant studio offerings, this notable label debut marks the shape of things to come from a man whose industrious stamina looks only to excel on the approach to 2014. (more…)
Next off the Speed of Life album trail, Dirty South has offered his Joe Gil-assisted “Until The End” in various forms; from the original that donned his debut to the eloquent music video. Bringing the record full circle, Dragan is now releasing its remix package with efforts from understudy Michael Brun, progressive wiz Tom Staar, and even a rework of his own.
First taking a second shot at “Until The End,” Dirty South injects larger, more live-set fulfilling chords contrary to the elements originally bound to the theme of Speed of Life. Joe Gil’s enchanting vocal still holds weight, but Tom Staar first delivers an onslaught of layered synths and rolling drums, building anticipation for the serenade before providing the package’s depth. With a rendition in the vein of Phazing Michael Brun proves that his mentor has influenced him, balancing well-polished synth stylings with a drop that draws from the vocal peak.
Tom Staar‘s remix of “Paper Aeroplane” has seen play from Steve Angello and Mark Knight at some of the biggest festivals and venues in the world, but now it’s ready for mass consumption. Staar transforms the bouncy deep house original into a big-room, main stage ready track with high-energy additions. His remix has already proven successful for Angello at the Tomorrowland main stage and it seems set to land on other stages in the near future.
Only shortly after Pete Tong showcased Dirty South’s latest single “Until The End” on Radio 1, Tom Staar is sharing a preview of his own version of the song off Dragan’s album. The London-based producer takes the original’s emotional top line and appropriately converts it into a bouncy club track with more focus on moving the crowd’s feet than tugging at their heart strings. Although the preview clocks in under three minutes, it’s enough of a taste to get excited for Staar’s work and the impending complete remix package.
Space helmet donning, British intergalactic production talent Tom Staar takes on Francesco Rossi’s breakthrough hit “Paper Aeroplane” for his latest remix. Transforming the Italian producer’s vocally driven masterpiece with driving synthesis and his signature space age builds, Staar dramatically changes the mood of Rossi’s original. Celestial elements in tow, Tom Staar supplants the sinewy chorus with cascades of white noise and lush padwork that establish a perfect balance between electro grit and soaring melodies.
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.