Commercially Unmolested Since April 1999...
Statra Recordings is the well-respected independent record label founded by Brooklyn native Dave Tomaselli back in April of 1999 with a simple mission: focus on quality over quantity, and never be bound to any one genre.
The label quickly set the benchmark for quality electronic music in the US with its unconventional A&R style and the infamous compilation series Harry The Bastard Presents - Club H. Copies of which have be found trading hands on the web for upwards of $100. A succession of innovative and highly coveted albums and singles from artists like Jeff Sharel, Denver McCarthy, Charles Webster, Mr. Velcro Fastener, and the 2000 label compilation Statras Paradigm Shift quickly propelled Statra onto the international stage. The labels releases were often referred to as timeless, future classic, and even brilliant, gaining notoriety from fanzines to NPR, and support internationally from DJ's across of every genre of dance and electronic music.
With the creation of 3 genre specific vinyl only sub-labels STATRA TWELVES (Deep & Tech House), STATRAVEL (Leftfield & Down-Tempo), and STATRAX, the collaboration label formed with world-renowned DJ & producer Victor Calderone, Statra continued to deliver innovative new sounds to a growing and well receiving audience. To this day Statra's catalog continues find success both on and off the dance floor.
Statra's catalog includes music from such artists as, Harry The Bastard, Sasse & James Flavour, Nick Chacona, Charles Webster, Cassady Locke, Alexi Delano, Victor Calderone, Jeff Sharel, Denver McCarthy, Nu Mood Orchestra, Chris J, Astrid Suryanto, J.Axel, Mr. Velcro Fastener, Lypid, Stacy Burket, Jussi-Pekka, Chris Lake, and James Geche.
The statra catalog also includes guest appearances and remixes by such artists as Mateo & Matos, Chu
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