On January 26th, fans of one of house musics groove kings Tom Staar will be able to tune in to his brand new radio show/podcast titled “StaarPlayr“. This move comes as a prolific start to the new year. The English producer/DJ Thomas Ingamells oversees the operations and is the pioneer behind StaarTraxx, his own record label known for releasing top tier progressive and groove house.
The StaarTraxx brand is known throughout the house music scene for original, intuitive, and supremely danceable new-age house music. The unique flavour cultivated throughout the label and its roster contains elements of tribal timbres, latin rhythms, and is totally unpredictable. In the past 5 months, a total of 4 records have been installed on StaarTraxx, all with their own aura. For instance, “Manea” from Drop Department & SuitStatic with its spicy horn top line satisfies all groove house cravings. Another exciting facet to the labels music is that every record holds its own attitude that is independent of other releases. Just listen to Tom’s “Sunshine Techno“, a brilliant record that comes straight from the vein of The 5th Dimension’s 1969 banger titled “Aquarius (Let the Sunshine In)”. The English producer is a role model for many upcoming producers, a trendsetter and a seasoned artist, songs like “Drift” released on SIZE Records showcase what he is all about.
Without a doubt, it will exciting to see who Tom brings in on the show, the many musical endeavours yet to come, and the future collaborations to be made. One of his closest allies within the scene, Kryder should certainly make many imposing appearances on the show. Tom Staar has many ID’s under his belt at the moment. In 2017, the English DJ played multiple unreleased ID’s during his critically acclaimed set at Protocol Recordings “5 years of Protocol” night during ADE. With remixes that match the prowess of his originals, Tom Staar is a force to be reckoned with amongst the house music community.
To get you hyped, check out Tom’s mind-boggling release on Spinnin’ Records umbrella label Cartel Recordings, titled “Itsa Trumpet Thing”.