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REVIEW: Robbie Rivera vs Tom Staar - The Funkatron out on Axtone records

Miami’s finest, Robbie Rivera, combines with the UK's Tom Staar for one of the most eagerly anticipated Axtone releases of recent times, ‘The Funkatron’. Skillfully transitioning into summer from a monumental WMC, ‘The Funkatron’, has already garnered support from the likes of Axwell & Ingrosso, Tiësto, Danny Howard, and countless more.

An instantly recognisable club classic, ‘The Funkatron’ heralds back to the golden era of Erick Morillo’s Subliminal imprint, and one of Robbie’s first major breakthroughs into the dance music world. Fresh off a Bob Sinclar collaboration, Robbie Rivera continues to further his tribal-influenced sound, since appearing on Axtone in 2015 via his single ‘Falling Deeper’ featuring Shawnee Taylor. Aside from his imminently pending album, ‘The Funkatron’ is a clear representation of Robbie’s foresight as a producer and DJ in all things House.

Returning to Axtone from last year’s Miami weapon ‘Bora’, Tom Staar looks towards an exciting 2016, consisting of an appearance at Axtone’s Tomorrowland stage, a forthcoming NEW_ID collaboration, and the launch of he and Kryder’s “Cartel” label.

Amassing a buzz after its WMC domination, ‘The Funkatron’ demonstrates Robbie and Tom’s ability to tastefully flip this club classic. Incorporating propulsive synths and booming drums, perfectly suiting it for release amongst Axtone Records’ exciting year ahead.

Dimitri Kechagias review:
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 [item value="10"]Beat and Rhythm[/item]
 [item value="10"]Basslines and Groove[/item]
 [item value="10"] Melody [/item]
 [item value="10"] Synths [/item]
 [item value="10"]Breakdown[/item]
 [item value="10"]Climax  / Drop / Crescendo / Pay off moment[/item]
 [item value="10"]Intensity, Drive and Energy[/item]
 [item value="10"]Sound-design and Arrangement[/item]
 [item value="10"]Overall Atmosphere[/item]
 [item value="10"]Goosebumps / Shivers moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Emotional affinity and heartfelt moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Originality and Inventiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]Dancefloor Efficiency / Festival Arenas Effectiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]You can’t get this memorable track out of your head[/item]
 [item value="10"]It has potential to become an anthem or a classic[/item]
 [item value="10"]Robbie Rivera vs Tom Staar - The Funkatron[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]The Funkatron is considered one of the biggest house classics of all time. Robbie and Tom revisit the original and turn it into an explosive full on powercracker ready to shake and roll. If you love energetic super dynamic progressive house beats you can not resist to start jumping around and doing the weird and so cool Funkatron movement.#PureGold classic becomes even better for 2016 festivals. Love it[/content]

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Robbie Rivera

Tom Staar