Kryder – Crocodile Tears

Kryder had no small task laid out in front of him when providing Axtone‘s 75th release. Trying to fuse the established integrity of Axwell’s prestigious label and its reputation with a fresh sound, along with his signature clarity is a tough ask. But that is not say he hasn’t deliver. In fact the reality is something of the opposite case.

The Groove kingpin is no stranger to leading a label himself, with his work on Sosumi helping nurturing new talents and reinvigorate traditional House music groove. Putting his hand on the world renowned ‘BBC Essential Mix’, and key stage appearances at Tomorrowland, Creamfields and Summerburst, the British DJ/Producer certainly wasn’t quiet in 2015.

Working alongside Tom Staar on the Cartel label, he sold out its launch party at the Winter Music Festival Miami earlier this year. And with his presence also being enjoyed by Tomorrowland Brasil, Ibiza, Japan and the USA in the first few months of 2016, the back half of the year is set to be an exciting one for Kryder too.

Presenting us with “Crocodile Tears”, the track has been long sought after. Standing as his third contribution to the label, he has already received support from Steve Angello and Danny Howard. Coming in a Radio Edit and Original format, Kryder extensive experience can be heard throughout. Orientated around one of the most timeless melody’s to come out of Axtone in a long time, “Crocodile Tears” delivers elegant subtleties and extravagant culminations.

Rhythmic in nature, the track is carried by a sharp beat as the leading melody is faded in, teasing the ears. With signature drums helping elevate the tempo and atmosphere, the symphonic nature of the chords lays out a satisfying few minutes of pure dance music. Fluid and dynamic in its incorporated sounds, the selective amalgamation and stripping of layers really does demonstrate Kryder’s production credentials.

Enjoy the track below, and let us know where you think it ranks in Axtone’s portfolio to date!

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