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Cartel label boss Tom Staar drops ‘Me Sueno’

UK super producer Tom Staar is continuing to build on his enviable momentum with his brand new single ‘Me Sueno’. Featuring infectious vocals by Martina Camargo, the Cartel label boss works up a fiesta of energy with latino horns and tribal percussion, characteristic of the label as well as the DJ/producer’s own trademark sound. ‘Me Sueno’ is out now on Cartel Recordings.


Super producer Tom Staar has delivered the highest of quality house music over the last few years giving him extended runs on some of the biggest labels in dance music, namely Spinnin’ Records, SPRS, Axtone, Mixmash and Size Records. However, arguably his finest work has come in 2016, releasing a striking collection of tracks; from last year’s IDMA winning ‘De Puta Madre’ (a collab with Kryder and The Wulf) to his uplifting NEW_ID collaboration ‘Disappear’ and one of the stand out tunes from this summer ‘The Funkatron’ (alongside Robbie Rivera).

Tom Staar has always championed his own sound within a hugely competitive scene and joins label partner Kryder in advocating bringing the groove back to the main room. This sound, characterized by soulful rhythms, relentless energy and vast influences and sounds from the wider world of house music led to the unofficially coined ‘Groove Cartel’ to join offically to live in infamy as simply ‘Cartel’. With the record label pushing their forward thinking sound to the masses with live events as well as emotive releases throughout the year.

After releasing the highly acclaimed club EP ‘Snakes & Daggers’ by Eddie Thoneick, now Tom Staar, co leader of the Cartel label, makes his entry with ‘Me Sueno’ (“I’m dreaming”), a release strongly influenced by the samba and carnival energy with the horn fanfare and bright, pumping percussion to rally the followers of the Cartel movement, featuring the harmonic siren like vocals of Colombian singer Martina Camargo. It’s everything Tom Staar and Cartel aim to be; hot blooded, passionate exciting and truly captivating dance music.

‘Me Sueno’ has already seen DJ support from the likes of: Bob Sinclar, Kryder, Tujamo, Armin van Buuren, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Quintino, Martin Garrix, R3hab, Gregor Salto, Breathe Carolina and many more.

“The whole idea behind Cartel was to incorporate the latino, tribal vibe to our music. After a long time looking for a hook from old Latin records I finally came across the sample from Martina Camargo. I made the record back in March and spent the summer tweaking it for the dance floor. After amazing reactions at my shows around the world I knew it was ready!” – Tom Staar

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