Introducing: Tol Gruber

Apostolis Loussis or better known in the techno world as Tol Gruber, was born in Athens on August 2nd, 1986.

At the young age of nine, he began his education in music with the guitar, but his passion slowly began to steer towards electronic music and the desire to compose such music. He immersed himself completely in the electronic music scene and each experience influenced his sound even more in his own productions.

Completely self taught, over the years, Tol’s eclectic catalogue increased with solid productions. Through many trials and tribulations, he finally discovered his true passion and niche in Techno music as deep, dark and experimental sounds became the “signature” of Tol Gruber’s musical compositions.

Over the years, some of Tol Gruber’s music has been played on radio stations like Cannibal radio. He has been interviewed by ART UBER ALLES and Freeze magazine and with increased experience and fine tuning in his Techno, he caught the attention of Brood Audio, which saw the potential in him and signed him as an artist.

Besides having released previously on Focus Records, Shout records, and Italo Business, he also manages his own label, Voodoo Records.

His passion continues to drive him and be the main force behind his music. With releases lined up on Brood Audio, Frakture Audio, Hybrid Confusion and keeping busy in the studio, you can be sure to expect a lot more from Tol Gruber.

Connect:
www.tolgruber.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tol-Gruber/171117696343670
https://twitter.com/tol_gruber
http://soundcloud.com/tolgruber
http://www.myspace.com/tolgruber
http://broodaudio.com/artists/tol-gruber/

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Billy The Kit and Ace Agency join forces

One of the household names of Dutch dance music will be joining forces with Ace Agency for all his worldwide bookings.

‘Billy The KiT always rocks the club! No matter what! Nothing but respect for this guy!’ – Shermanology

‘Happy to see an official rock star added to our group! Welcome bro!’ – Quintino

With an average of 240 shows a year, Billy The Kit is known for his energetic, charismatic and exploding performance on stage. With his colorful personality, Billy knows exactly how to completely draw his personality into his sets. Already having the Dutch party people under his spell, Billy performed as a weekly resident on MTV’s Totally Summer on Tour at clubs all over Europe. So far Billy has done 4 summer tours, doing over 30 gigs within 7 weeks in 6 different countries.

After several successes, various major labels started noticing Billy The Kit and at the beginning of 2011 Billy was the first Dutch dance-artist to be signed with EMI Music, the major label of Swedish House Mafia and David Guetta. The same year, Billy presented ‘Don’t Be Shy’ as his first release on EMI. The record immediately hit the charts and was chosen to be the anthem of the Dutch TMF Awards.
In the past few years Billy has released multiple tracks on labels like Mixmash and Spinnin’ and 3 mix compilations. Currently Billy The Kit is working on new tracks with other well-known Dutch producers, including another release on Laidback Luke’s infamous imprint Mixmash. His second single ‘Higher’ will be released on EMI’s imprint Positiva in the summer of 2012 and will feature vocals by Nathan Duvall and Bnann, frontman of Infadels. The official music video of ‘Higher’ has been finalized and is ready for its revelation to the public.

More info:
http://www.djbillythekit.com/
http://www.aceagency.com/

Allgone Pete Tong & Booka Shade Ibiza

Allgone Ibiza 2012 sees Pete Tong join forces with Berlin’s Booka Shade, one of the underground electronic music scene’s most influential acts, to create a mix of evocative house and techno encapsulating the truly diverse sound of Pete’s summer on the white isle.

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Order:
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http://www.petetong.com
http://www.allgonepetetong.com

Tracks Included in this Sampler:
Nneka – Shining Star (Joe Goddard Remix)
Pete Tong featuring S.Y.F. – Dawn
Blond:ish – Lonely Days (Hunter_Game Remix)
Kabale und Liebe & Lauhaus – Hiphouse
Jay Lumen – Babel
Hot Chip – Flutes (Tong & Rogers Remix)