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Entries in Tom Staar (6)


"After Dark" (Nom de Strip Remix) - Style of Eye & Tom Staar

Let me be the first to say that I was a huge fan of the original club mix by Style of Eye and Tom Staar.  "After Dark" was my early spring jam and something everyone could enjoy with its great progressive house/pop melody over a subtle Teched-out beat. Now that it's summer time and I'm back in NYC, I'm always looking for the hard hitters: the ones that I can hear at clubs and lose it all night to. Leaving the soft components of the melody with the vocals that I love, Nom de Strip strips it down into scratching Electro perfection, paints on some drum work and intensity to the build up, unveiling a track that's made to make you dance for days. Watch out for this Canadian powerhouse as he keeps crashing the Electro party!

Out now on Beatport!

By Jesse Silverman


"After Dark" (Club Mix) - Style of Eye & Tom Staar

Blending tech and progressive seems to be becoming a new trend, but this redefines the game. An unlikely Spinnin' Records collaboration between Swedish Techno veteran Style of Eye and a guy who's been getting a lot of attention the web lately, Tom Staar, brings us a Progressive record with an unusually dark interlude. That's not to say this isn't an uplifting track once it heads to its climax, but either way its a unique vibe I haven't heard before. The tempo slows down around the three-and-a-half minute mark with a truly innovative mechanical style before giving way to its smash sound that will have everyone closing their eyes and feeling the motion. 

Out now on Beatport!

By Edward Fancher


"Enjoy the Silence" - Depeche Mode (Tom Staar & Kryder Remix)

After ending 2012 with tasked remixes for the likes of Afrojack ("Can't Stop Me Now"and Swedish House Mafia ("Don't You Worry Child"), dynamic duo Tom Staar & Kryder take it back to 1990 with their rendition of Depeche Mode's hit classic "Enjoy the Silence." The edgy collaboration implements finely crafted big-room basslines that underlie harmonies consisting of quirky percussion and Progressive leads. Remixes like this one and Kryder’s individual take on The Police’s "Message In a Bottle" (Sending Out An S.O.S.) demonstrates the idea that even though technological progression may have changed the nature of music production, our greatest hits will always have influence in a constantly fluid music culture. It’s great to also see the two on their way to branding their own unique sound, as each successive track enables them to separate themselves from what Fatboy Slim calls "that generic EDM sound."

By Kiren Srinivasan


"Evil Lurks" (Original Mix) - Wolfgang Gartner & Tom Staar

Any time that Wolfgang Gartner appears on a track these days it garners attention, and this is an exciting debut with his up and coming protege Tom Staar who is signed to Wolfgang's Kindergarten label (although this track is released on Ultra). Evil Lurks is an Electro House track that stays true to the style and professionalism fans expect from Wolfgang, but it sounds more similar to his older sound, like his renowned collabs with Deadmau5 and Kaskade. The song opens with some mysterious, dark synths that are befitting of the name, and after some gothic chords it leads into a nice drop with many different layers of sounds, ranging from grinding synths to wobbles and squeals. It is cool to see how these two producers seemed to add dark thematic elements throughout the song in order to make the title appropriate, and it once again makes me wonder if there are any creative boundaries at all for Wolfgang and his team. Definitely worth the listen!

Out Today on iTunes!

By Andrew Cordivari


"Don't You Worry Child" - Swedish House Mafia [Remixes]

The anticipation of Swedish House Mafia’s final compilation album Until Now and their One Last Tour has accompanied the hype behind their final single that has already echoed around the world. "Don’t You Worry Child" is a bigroom Progressive masterpiece that's seen global crowds singing in unison to its vocals. Joris Voorn, Promise Land, and Tom Staar & Kryder have each given the chart topper their own touch, providing Don’t You Worry Child with genre-versatility while preserving the key aspects SHM intended. Personally, I’m a huge fan of Promise Land’s remix. Choose your favorite and let us know below!

Joris Voorn Remix

Promise Land Remix

Tom Staar & Kryder Remix

Out today on Beatport!

By Will Payne

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