sLick! are back this weekend at antiSOCIAL Mumbai with another stellar booking – Tommy Four Seven. Lets dig deeper into the British born Techno star before he performs here on 30th July.
Tommy Four Seven is a British-born electronic music producer and a DJ who has worked his way up the ranks since a very early age. He has established himself as a leading name in today’s techno scene creating his trademark deep and uncompromising sounds. The widespread reception of his DJ sets, a skill much refined during his early years as resident of London’s Fire club, has seen him play at some of the world’s leading venues.
His first release, “Eat Me,” came in 2006 after he sent a demo to David Duriez’s label Brique Rouge, and with subsequent releases on the label and its darker offshoot, Kill Brique, Tommy started to develop his own unique take on tech-house. In 2008, he set up his own label, Shooting Elvis, which released a handful of 12″s and saw him working with James Kronier.
2009 saw a mysterious white label 12″ released with just Bauhaus stamped on the label, the two tracks caught the techno scene’s attention with its harsh industrial sounds and solid, driving beats. Eventually, the mysterious act were uncloaked as techno pioneer Chris Liebing and Tommy Four Seven, and this pairing saw the start of a new chapter in Tommy’s sound. “Sor,” the first Tommy Four Seven release on Chris Liebing’s CLR Records, took Tommy’s new production technique of using sound design to create techno to another level, and in 2010, he set about recording his debut album.
Bolstered with Liebing’s studio skills, the album saw Tommy eschewing the usual route of synthesizers and digital production, instead using field recordings, sound sculpture, and manipulated vocals to create a dark, deep, and industrial-inspired brand of techno. 2011 saw the first results of this work, with the release of the double A-side 12″ “Armed 3/Ratu,” which was followed a few months later by the album Primate.
Coinciding with his work as a solo producer is These Hidden Hands, an experimental side project with long-term friend, Alain Paul. Born in 2013, the collaboration serves as a passport to explore realms that stretch beyond techno. The duo’s self-titled debut album, released in 2013, was followed in February 2016 with a new single featuring Lucrecia Dalt. Their sophomore long-player is expected in July 2016.
Tommy also earned an enviable spot on Stroboscopic Artefacts’ Monad series, and followed this up in 2014 with a contribution to the label’s “Five Years of Artefacts” compilation. His growing recognition as a remixer has also seen him rework tracks from Perc, Truss, Emika, Eomac, Oscar Mulero and Lucy.
Tommy’s approach to music is unlike a musician. Instead, Tommy prefers to sound design, recording and sculpting elements into deep engaging atmospheres. It’s this production ethos Tommy also applies in the club, morphing from tech-house, to the darker realms of techno. “I always keep the foundations deep and hypnotic, a vibe I feel that creates more of a connection.”
Tommy’s been steadily building his catalogue of strong, moody and hypnotic dance floor destroyers such as early hits on Parisian label, Kill Brique and recent recordings for Wolfskuil Records, Speedy J’s Electric Deluxe and Chris Liebing’s CLR, as well as remixes for the likes of Josh Wink and Darko Esser.
Tommy has been a regular on the Boiler Room roster as well with his splendid sets, Check them out below :-
We cant wait to experience the perfect Boiler Room vibe this weekend at antiSOCIAL.
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