Lots of Love for Kryder’s “Aphrodite”


Axwell‘s Axtone Records has certainly been on a tear recently. Label chiefs have a way of cultivating sounds that are similar to their own while also finding some of the hottest material they want to be associated with their names. Releases over the past year such as “Reverie”, “Sunshine (Won’t Get Lost)“, and “Here We Go” have been big tracks with even bigger sounds – and we can’t forget “Center of the Universe” either. Epic chords, devastating drops, and heavy rotation around the world helps to prove why the label is a force to be reckoned with. If you’re not familiar with the British DJ/Producer Kryder, you might recognize him for his work with Tom Staar on their remixes of “Don’t You Worry Child” and “Can’t Stop Me Now“. But of course Kryder is known for more than just his collaborations and remixes, as Mixmag described his sound two years ago by saying “Sounds like stadium-sized House”. When you hear this week’s release by Kryder called “Aphrodite”, you’ll see what the people over at Mixmag mean.  The first half of the track has an almost Tribal feel to it, but then the drums drop out the chords build up to an epic, stadium-sized crash that combines the Tribal drums with a very large main stage sound. If you close your eyes you can probably picture Axwell on stage rocking out to this one (he’s played it a lot recently), or any of the other Swedish House Mafia guys. Sebastian Ingrosso may have even closed out day three of Electric Zoo with “Aphrodite” but I guess we’ll never know…

Kryder – Aphrodite (Original Mix) | Purchase at Beatport