Electronic | Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman & Tom Staar combine for “Empire”

Posted by on March 28, 2016

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Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman have been the minds behind some of the greatest electronic songs in recent times. Today, we bring you “Empire” – a powerful collaboration with Tom Staar that I’m sure you’ll be hearing all throughout festival season. The two have worked and been supported by some of the top DJ’s in the world, including Steve Angello who in fact dropped this record at Ultra just last week. While they reign supreme in Europe, the boys are currently touring international and have commenced their US take over – so be on the look out. In the meantime, check out “Empire” and be sure to support the artists!

Progressive House | Tom Staar & Ansolo – Totem

Posted by on July 22, 2014

Tom Staar & Ansolo - Totem
I told you the story of Ansolo and FNT in my last post so it is incredible to see him with his mentor Tom Staar releasing a tune on one of the most prestigious dance labels around, Size Records. We have seen a return to the bounce in dance music, not just what Melbourne has been doing for quite some time that is making waves across the world, but also groovier bass lines finding their way back into big time dance music. This tune has it all with an irresistible low end and a surprisingly soothing melody all wrapped up with strong tribal influences. It has already hit number 10 on the iTunes dance chart, so grab “Totem” below.

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Progressive House | Pierce Fulton – Runaway (Ansolo Remix)

Posted by on July 15, 2014

Pierce Fulton - Runaway (Ansolo Remix)
This one makes me smile a little bit as someone who has been doing this long enough to see guys develop from nobodies into viable artists. Ansolo hits me up with this and his upcoming release on Size Records (not shabby at all) with the preface that I gave him some advice long ago and critiqued a few of his songs that he knows now were not that great. I am in no way saying I made his career and any blogger who says they made someone’s career has a serious god complex that needs to be checked, but it is great to hear an artist be thankful for something that isn’t just a generic post and can actually take some criticism, which is harder and harder to find nowadays from acts and their team.

Back to the tune, this one blew up and quickly, rising him to the top of the somewhat gimmicky Billboard trend charts, a feat since he was up against your typical obsessive teenybopper fan bases. Ansolo adds a little more bounce and groove to the tune, while still keeping much of the original feel of the tune. As I mentioned before, Ansolo has a tune out with his mentor Tom Staar on Size Records on Monday. Preview that huge tune below.


Progressive House | Ansolo & Special Features – Unite

Posted by on April 23, 2014

Ansolo & Special Features - UniteTom Staar has taken his brand of bouncy house to the next level, establishing a new label to release his own tunes and those of others. The first release from someone else comes from Special Features and Ansolo, who step away from the cheery melodies for something more club oriented and fitting of the label’s ethos. Their melodic capabilities are still shown, but expect a little something different from these two on “Unite”.

Beatport: Ansolo & Special Features – Unite

Progressive House | Kryder – Aphrodite

Posted by on September 2, 2013

Kryder AphroditeKryder has come quite a long way since his 2011 single on Musical Freedom “K2”. He has collabed with Tom Staar on remixes for SHM and Afrojack and broadened a sound to put out a diverse range of well-supported singles. This time he makes his eagerly anticipated debut on Axtone with “Aphrodite“, a track that has been a favorite of Sebastian Ingrosso‘s, Axwell and the gang for months now and especially during the summer months.

The funky, rolling bass lines that we saw in those past remixes are back in play, while horns round out the groove. Cleverly crafted piano melodies and synth leads bring a melodic component for a vintage Axtone feel. Upcoming on Axtone is Axwell’s “I Am” with Sick Individuals, which is just too good, and saw its radio premier over the weekend on NRJ Sweden.

Beatport: Kryder – Aphrodite

Progressive House | Style of Eye & Tom Staar – After Dark (Club Mix)

Posted by on February 25, 2013

Tom Staar made a name for himself in 2012 with unique remixes, notably with fellow British producer Kryder and a growing number of singles and collabs under his belt, while Swedish producer Style Of Eye has made a niche for himself moving from various styles and genres in his wide variety of singles and remixes over the years. “After Dark” combines an outstanding melody, just the right amount of male vocals and well timed electro growls with an interlude of staggered, rolling key play and a hard, driving bass line that gives this track the versatility and uniqueness to fit into a variety of sets and stick with you for more then 2 days.

Beatport: Style of Eye & Tom Staar – After Dark (Club Mix)

DJ-Set, House, Trance | Weekend Mixes 12/20/12

Posted by on December 20, 2012

Is the world going to end tonight or tomorrow? I don’t know, you don’t know, either way we can all get drunk because of it. Here are some mixes that will help you guzzle down those drinks to oblivion. We start things off with this week’s episode of The Drop with a guest mix from Aylen. We forge on with the 9th episode of Avicii’s Le7els podcast. Rising star Pierce Fulton provides us with his monthly Get Weird mix that moves from trance to electro to progressive. Tritonal finished off their Air Up There podcast with their show at Emo’s East in Austin and they recorded their 2 hour set for us, so buckle up and enjoy the ride. We continue with mixes from Audien, Dada Life, Arty, Porter Robinson, and The Bingo Players.