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Interview: Tom Staar tells us his top 3 albums of all time

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Hey Tom, thank you very much for taking your time to speak with us, we
really appreciate it!

 

For the people that are just getting to know you, when did you first get
started with production? What was your first big break?

 

Ive been producing and djing for over 10 years now! I’ve had various guises and been involved in multiple music styles. For the Tom Staar stuff things really started rolling last year after the release of my remix of African Drop, it was supported by loads of A list DJs and really began to get the name out there.

 

Your latest tunes that have released are HUGE! It must be awesome producing these records and being able to play it out to hundreds and thousands of people around the world, what goes through your mind when producing these tracks? What influences you to make such tunes?

 

My main influences are the gigs i play and the reaction from the crowds at them. It feels amazing after spending days working on my own in the studio to see the tunes work on a big stage.

 

 

Who or what has been the biggest motivation for you to pursue your DJ/production career?

 

I think really it came from being a clubber myself and wanting to be more involved, music has always been a big part of my life and being able to make a career of it is great.

 

We see that you have collaborated with all sorts of artists and vocalists, what are some artists you haven’t collaborated with yet that you would love to work with?

 

I’d love to work with Tommy Trash or any of the Swedes (Axwell, Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso)

 

What are your top 3 must have essentials when you tour?

 

USB sticks – I play from these using the CDJ2000s so obviously they’re pretty important.

 

My Tom Staar Helmet – I take this with me to the big shows, if its going off ill get it out, wave it around and stick it on for a bit 🙂

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Vodka – Always love to get a few inside me before a big show

 

When it comes to gigs, do you prefer a small size club with a few hundred people, or a huge festival crowd with a few thousand people? 

 

 

I always find it hard to decide. Obviously it is amazing being on a huge stage with loads of production, but i also love the close proximity to the crowd in the small venues.

 

Whats your Favorite album of all time?

 

 

Prodigy – Experience/Music For A Jilted Generation. Can never decide between the two, both have been so influential on my music.

 

Fatboy Slim – You’ve Come A Long Way Baby – Fatboy Slim was a real idol of mine when i was growing up, had all his records and loved his music so much. Its been a real honor to tour with him so much this year.

 

Global Underground Tony De Vit Live in Tokyo – Although not an artist album but a mix compilation this was very influential for me early on in my career, and still influences me now.

 

Outside of the studio and club, what do you like to do in your free time?

 

Most of my free time (which isn’t very much) is spent relaxing with my wife Mirella.

 

Now that the year is coming to an end, what have been your favorite releases of 2013?

 

Showtek’s Booyah has been huge for me this year.

 

Any exclusive updates you can share with us here first as far as new collaborations or releases? 

 

I’ve had a very busy couple of months just gone with three single and a remix being released, so they’ll be no more new stuff from me this year. I have a track called Rocket scheduled in for release on Toolroom Records in January though, and have also just started work on a collab with Nom De Strip.

 

Thanks again for your time Tom! Hope you finish the year strong and have a big year in 2014 and beyond, any new producers we should be looking out for? 

 

 

Obviously my friend Kryder is set be huge this year. Nom De Strip is another you should definitely look out for.

Tom Staar – Faces (Out Now) + US TOUR

amended_Tom_US.1Tom Staar is a DJ and producer who’s fast on the rise.  His productions and remixes have been staples in the sets of the world’s top DJ’s, and now you can catch him live on his North American Tour.  Tom first gained the world’s attention for his remix of My Digital Enemy’s and Rob Marmot’s ‘African Drop’, which was quickly followed by massive remixes for Swedish House Mafia, Afrojack, and Tommy Trash.  His latest killer remix is of Dave Spoons’ ‘At night’ out on Toolroom.

His original productions such as ‘Trident’, ‘Cheyenne’, ‘Staars’, and now ‘Faces’ have astounded listeners around the globe, and brought many a dancefloor to it’s peak. 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.  Now is your chance to experience him live.

You can catch Tom at one of his upcoming shows at:
November 29 – Avalon, Los Angeles, supporting Funkagenda
November 30 – Guvernment, Toronto
December 6 – Sound Bar, Chicago
December 7 – Foundation, Seattle, supporting Eric Prydz

His new single, the electro heavy ‘Faces’ is now available on Wolfgang Gartner’s Kindergarten Records.

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EDC Week 2013 Party Guide: Events, Nightclubs, & Pool Partys

tumblr_mdgalxdAUD1qko6n6o1_1280EDC Week 2013 Events, Nightclubs, & Pool Partys (Electronic Music Week Las Vegas 2013) Tickets to Electronic Music week, or “EDC Week 2013”, are now out. Coming up this Summer, Las Vegas will host once again the BIGGEST week for Electronic Dance music here in the United States. Over 40 dayclub and nightclub events will be going off in Las Vegas for the celebration of “Electronic Music Week”. Trance, House, Techno, Electro, Deep House, Dubstep, which ever your flavor is its all going to go down starting from June 17th – June 25th 2013! Check out the full list down below and plan your summer.

EDC WEEK 2013  Events, Nightclubs, & Pool Partys EDM GUIDE:


Bassrush Massive 2013:

  • Thursday, June 20 2013 – w/ Andy C, Flosstradamus, Excision, Sub Focus, ︻ ƱZ ︻, Kill The Noise, DJ Fury + MC Dino, and Jack Beats. Purchase Tickets Here




Bassrush Pool Party 2013 at Hard Rock Hotel: 

Thursday, June 20 2013 – w/ 12th Planet, AC Slater, Antiserum, Brillz, Craze, gLAdiator, Kill The Noise, and Teenwolf. Purchase Tickets Here


EDMBiz Conference 2013 June 18-20th:

Opening Night Party on Tuesday, June 18, 2013
2 Days of Panels, Keynotes, Presentations, Announcements, Demos, and Unparalleled Networking. Exclusive Nightclub Parties on both Wednesday and Thursday Nights. Closing Night Party on Thursday – Purchase Tickets Here

Agenda:
Tuesday – June 18, 2013: Opening Night Party

Wednesday – June 19, 2013: Conference admission, includes Networking Lounge. Post-conference cocktail reception. Nightclub Party

Thursday – June 20, 2013: Conference admission, includes Networking Lounge. Closing cocktail reception. Nightclub Party



HARD Beach Pool Party:

Encore Beach Club:

Hakkasan at MGM Grand:

Palms Pool: TBA!

Marquee at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas:

Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan:

Mandalay Bay (The Light/Daylight/Eclipse):

TAO Beach & Lavo Nightclub:

  • Thursday, June 20 2013 – ATB Purchase Tickets Here
  • Friday, June 21 2013 – Fatboy Slim at TAO Nightclub Purchase Tickets Here

Surrender Night Club:

Drai’s After Hours: TBA!

XS Nightclub:

Tryst Nightclub:

Wet Republic Ultra Pool:

Hard Rock Hotel (Bassment/Paradise Beach/Rehab Sundays):

  • Saturday, June 22 2013 – Juicy Beach w/ Robbie Rivera Purchase Tickets Here
  • Saturday, June 22 2013 – Juicy Beach After Dark w/ Robbie Rivera Purchase Tickets Here
  • Sunday, June 23 2013 – HARD Beach at Rehab Sundays Purchase Tickets Here
  • Monday, June 24 2013 – Relax Mondays at Hard Rock – More Info TBA!

Aria: TBA!