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.

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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/

Hed Kandi Balearica Unplugged ft. Lovely Laura & Tyrrell

With the White Isle summer coming to an end Hed Kandi’s saxophonist and vocalist Laura Fowles A.K.A The Lovely Laura and producer extraordinaire Tyrrell come together to bring you their debut artist album straight from the sunsets of Ibiza, Hed Kandi: Balearica Unplugged. They go back to basics, bringing the Hed Kandi fans a taste of their Balearic musical roots. They disconnected the decks, ditched the electronic beats and unplugged the sound system stripping things back creating a medley of deliciously unplugged covers of their favourite dance songs. Tyrrell picked up the six string, laid down some sensual acoustic guitar riffs and atmospheric chords, whilst Laura added a splash of soft, husky, phenomenal vocals and sexy sax melodies.


This all combined with additional production by the legendary Steve Miller A.KA. Afterlife, brings you a wide, laid back collection all reworked with Hed Kandi’s own Balearic acoustic treatment… always keeping a sunny disposition in mind. This one CD includes their favourite renditions of songs made famous by the likes of Groove Armada, Calvin Harris, Deadmau5 & Kaskade, Friendly Fires, Empire Of The Sun and Martin Solvieg to name but a few. This essential eclectic collage of music is destined for Ibiza’s renowned ‘Sunset Strip’ for years to come, where legendary Balearic hang out hotspots such as Café Del Mar, Savannah’s or Blue Marlin celebrate the setting of the most talked about sunset, and Balearica Unplugged offers the perfect musical companion.

iTunes: http://bit.ly/HKBALEARICA-ITUNES
Hmv: http://bit.ly/HKBALEARICA-HMVCD
Amazon: http://amzn.to/HKBALEARICA-AMAZONCD
Play: http://bit.ly/HKBALEARICA-PLAYCD

Tune Of The Day: Roger Shah feat. Inger Hansen – Dance With Me

Melting the warm voice of Inger Hansen and the Balearic touch of Roger Shah into one, is their new collab ‘Dance With Me’. Taken from Shah’s ‘Openminded?!’ album, this one lights the deepest hours of night.

If you’re looking for the perfect fusion of Balearic and rock, you’ll definitely fall in love with the collabs of Roger Shah and Inger Hansen. Both having their roots in Germany and sharing a big passion for passion , resulted in 3 magical collaborations already. Now that ‘Breaking Waves’ and ‘Don’t Wake Me Up’ have resounded, it’s time for ‘Dance With Me’ to warm your nights. Driven by guitar, led by Inger’s deep and powerful voice and riding a strong melody, ‘Dance With Me’ moves you on the inside.

If you’re seeking for even more diversity, check out the sun-drenched Vinny remix, hard-hitting Roger Shah’s Pumpin’ Island Mix, housy Szilard Szargo remix and deep and infectious Markus Engel remix.

Download on iTunes: http://bit.ly/DanceWithMeIT
Listen on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/DanceWithMeSF
Download on Beatport: http://s.beatport.com/DanceWithMeBP

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Tune Of The Day: Michael Jackson – Bad (Afrojack Remix)

Sony Music and Pepsi have teamed up together to compile a re-release of his album Bad, in commemoration of the album’s 25th anniversary. Afrojack remixes Michael Jackson‘s song Bad in honor of the album, remixes of MJ’s Bad by A-Trak, Diplo and Skrillex will follow.