Tom Staar and Kryder launch exclusive album for ‘The Maladroids’
Tom Staar and Kryder, two major electronic music artists currently signed to Armada Music, are launching their new, collaborative album as the exclusive soundtrack of Maladroids, the hotly anticipated video game that recently saw its release. Every month for the six months following the release of the game, Tom Staar and Kryder will release two new album tracks into Maladroids’ curated in-game radio station (powered by Styngr), co-creating the game’s user experience on an audial level. During the album campaign, more levels and other features will also be added to the game.
A first-ever move for the video game industry, the launch of this entire collaborative album into the game bridges the gap between the worlds of dance music and blockchain gaming. The music activation, for which Armada Music joined forces with gaming music integration platform Styngr (the first B2B gaming and metaverse arm for indie and major labels) and Maladroids’ developer onXRP (the leading ecosystem for NFTs and crypto currency on the XRP Ledger), is a huge leap forward in the wild new world of blockchains and (audio) NFTs and will be discussed at length during a panel at this October’s Amsterdam Dance Event: ‘Dance music crossing the metaverse, gaming and Web3’, with Michel Peek (Armada Music), Kaj Leroy (CEO of onXRP) and Alex Tarrand (COO of Styngr) as panelists.
On the same day as the panel (Wednesday, October 19), Styngr, onXRP and Armada Music will also host a a game tournament and the Styngr Maladroids House kick-off party at The Arcade Hotel in Amsterdam, where Tom Staar and Kryder will perform an exclusive set to share some of the upcoming music. The show will also be livestreamed in the blockchain-built virtual reality world Decentraland.
Produced on the same premise of out-of-the-box thinking that inspired the creators of Maladroids to bring the video game to life, the soundtrack proves just how versatile its producers are, with album track ‘Aquaplane’ as a sterling example. The record, which also features in Maladroids’ game teaser, blends rocky, guitar-like synths with digital plucks, organic pads and a strong breakbeat rhythm, forming a soundscape that perfectly matches the adventurous theme of the ten-person battle royale obstacle run game.
Listen to Aquaplane