English DJs & producers Kryder & Tom Staar

Kryder and Tom Staar launched their new label Cartel Recordings

Alexandre Trochut
English DJs & producers Kryder & Tom Staar. 2016 - Credits : Cartel

2016 marks the game changing for Kryder & Tom Staar. After a sold out launch party during last Miami Music Week 2016, they have joined forces with Dutch independent label Spinnin’ Records definitively to assemble an army of likeminded soldiers to create The Cartel – the label, a founding act determined to build a legacy that will stretch on for many years.

For years Kryder has spearheaded the “Groove movement” in house music along side fellow Brit super producer Tom Staar. Their trademark of rolling, pulsating, driving beats have been drawing direct parallels to a generic over saturated sound, which has left the market as spectacularly as it entered.

2016 sees the Cartel kingpin and Sosumi Records boss, Kryder, getting an IDMA award for “De Puta Madre“, guest duties on the world renound BBC‘s Essential Mix, an MTV compilation and key stage appearances at Tomorrowland (BEL), Creamfields (ENG), Summerburst (SWE) and Nature One(GER) while genius groove-maker Tom Staar who also get the IDMA award for “De Puta Madre” has dropped several anthem putting them #1 of Beatport’ top chart like “The Funkatron” (Axtone), “Disappear” (Spinnin) or “Empire” (Buce Records).

Cartel Recordings logo. 2016 – Credits : Cartel

With the launch of this new label, Kryder & Tom Staar develop a new musical artistic direction and renews an electronic music genre too long ignored for several years; The Tribal house. Indeed, like the first track of the label “The chant” – released the 25th of July – & produced with the german mustached-talented producer Eddie Thoneick, the upcoming releases will also delivers a special latin flavor to this new imprint. And we must recognize and  highlight this initiative where too many artists are simply following trends, Kryder & Tom Staar launch them.