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328 – Tom Staar

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Like a flare into the heart of the global dance music stadium, Tom’s recent remix of African Drop grabbed the attention of every A-List DJ on the scene, gaining heavy support from Swedish House Mafia, Afrojack and A Trak to name a few, and resulting in a flurry of remix requests from each respective camp. Promptly obliging, the resulting remixes gained Radio 1 support in the UK from Pete Tong and Annie Mac, and had Axwell, Angello, Ingrosso and Afrojack all reporting full-scale pandemonium at clubs around the globe. Then came the knock-out punch, as Mau5trap released Tom’s earth-shattering Home, instantly solidifying what everyone was already thinking – Tom Staar had arrived!

Cast your eyes online and forums, blogs, YouTube and SoundCloud are buzzing as worldwide ravers desperately devour Tom’s fresh new sounds. Already pocketing 3 Beatport Top 10’s (SHM remix and orignal track Cheyenne) and nearing a million collective YouTube hits – Tom Staar’s sonic wizardry is connecting on every level.

The production guru behind countless killer records, Tom Staar has refined his skills through a breathtaking number of studio sessions over the past 10 years.  From main-room house for Mark Knight and Kryder, to the underground sounds of Hot Since 82 and Moda Records, Tom’s exceptional production ability has positioned him as one of the UK’s most formidable new-skool talents… and thing’s are only just getting started…

From the green fields of Brazil’s Kabalah Festival, via the eye-popping stage of Ibiza’s Ushuaia, to the warehouse spaces of his very own Moda parties. Tom’s powerful and captivating DJ sets have billed him alongside a diverse range of global talents, such as Fatboy Slim, Deadmau5, Erol Alkan and Annie Mac.

With forthcoming releases on Mixmash and Ultra, a humongous collaboration with Wolfgang Gartner and talks of an album already taking place, you don’t need a degree in astronomy to know this Staar is about to explode!

So with such a trail blazed over the last few years we grabbed a few words and more importantly a fresh mix from Tom Starr ahead of a packed summer schedule including the London leg of the Electric Daisy Carnival and a headline slot for Ibiza’s Le Grand Bazaar ay Ushuaia Tower. Warning: this set may contain sunshine… 

Sum up this podcast in 10 words…Big tunes for smashing the clubs and festivals this summer.

What’s your personal favourite track on it?Loving the new Pryda record, Layers.

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?Exclusive edits of my own productions

What’s the best gig you’ve played recently? Big Beach festival Tokyo

What have you got coming up? Loads of great festival gigs including Creamfields, Exit and Electric Daisy Carnival London. Also new remixes for Dirty South, Steve Angello, AN21, Max Vangeli and Francesco Rossi. New original track ‘Faces’ on Wolfgang Gartner’s Kindergar5ten Records.

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?See you at EDC London! 

Tracklisting01 Pryda – Layers02 Hardwell – Three Triangles (Losing My Religion)03 Deadmau5 & Wolfgang Gartner – Channel 42 (Nom De Strip Rmx)04 My Digital Enemy & Rob Marmott – African Drop (Tom Staar’s Lazer Edit)05 Afrojack vs Mumbai Science – Cant Stop My Lotus (Staar Mashup)06 Style Of Eye & Tom Staar – After Dark07 Style Of Eye & Tom Staar – After Dark (Nom De Strip Rmx)08 Knife Party – LRAD09 Tritonal – Bullet That Saved Me10 Tiesto – Adagio For Strings (BlasterJaxx Rmx)11 Moguai – Mpire (Tom Staar Rmx)12 Tom Staar – Home13 Charlie Darker – Pacific14 Sub Focus – Endorphins (Tommy Trash Rmx)15 Swedish House Mafia – Don’t You Worry Child (Tom Staar & Kryder Rmx)16 Deadmau5 vs Borgor vs Pendulum – Incrdedible Chord Island (Staar mashup)17 Tommy Trash – Monkey See Monkey Do (Tom Staar Rmx)18 Steve Aoki – Ladi Dadi (Tommy Trash Rmx)19 Popof – High Low20 Sebastien Ingross & Tommy Trash vs Delirium – Reload Silence

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