418 – Tobtok
When most people think of Sweden they think of the usual clichés: meatballs, blondes and reasonably priced furniture. Here at Data Transmission though, we aren’t most people and the first thing we think of when someone says Sweden is house music. The Swedish House Mafia may have brought Sweden to the attention of mainstream music fans in a way not seen since Abba via their chart topping exploits but they are far from the only talent to be coming out of the Scandinavian nation in recent times with a new wave of DJs and producers taking the world by storm. At the forefront of this global takeover bid is fast rising DJ and producer Tobtok who has been moving dancefloors across the globe with his playful take on house and nu disco.
First coming to our attention via his output on French Nu disco outlet Kitsune it only took us a few listens to realise this was someone we needed to have on the podcast and with Tobtok touching down in London to work his magic at Shapes alongside compatriot Oliver Nelson January 31st we couldn’t hope for a better time to welcome him in to the DT fold now.
So to get you in the mood – or just brighten your day – we thought it was about time we had Tobtok showcase his dexterity on the decks for DT podcast number four hundred and eighteen. Check it out now.
Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
Bangin, Night-time, Clubby, Three, Confetti, Disco, Euphoric, Sweat, Future, Two Beers.
What’s your personal favourite track on it?
I’ll have to say that at the moment my favorite track on the mix is ”Sonny Wharton – Pandemonium”! It’s such a nice old-sounding track and it’s perfect for clubs.
What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
This mix is more of a end-night kind of set, with straight on, fat house-music! I tried to include what I believe is the biggest deep records in the ”cool” clubs right now. Usually I’m more into the funky side of things, but this year i’m workin’ on expanding my boarders and challenge myself!
What’s the best gig you’ve played recently?
Definitely at The Warehouse Project in Manchester. I got to support our Swedish DJ-prince Alesso! It was my first gig through my new agency ”Connected Artists”, and I’m very excited to work with such a professional group of people in 2015 and beyond!
What have you got coming up?
Loads, At the moment i’m finishing off my second single, and I already have ideas for my third! Other than that I think that this year is gonna look a lot like 2014 but bigger and better, with loads of funky remixes and warming beats.
And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Stay funky, and don’t come to Sweden right now because I’m basically stuck in a snowstorm.
- Syv – Holding Back
- Mason – Exceeder (Umek & Mike Vale Remix)
- Sugarhill & Wasabi – It’s On You (Ganzfeld Effect Remix)
- Higher Self ft. Lauren Mason – Ghosts
- Dusky – Yoohoo
- Philip George – Wish You Where Mine
- Sonny Wharton – Pandemonium
- Gorgon City ft. Jennifer Hudson – Go All Night (Illyus & Barrientos Remix)
- Sander Kleinerberg ft. Gwen McCrae – Can You Feel It
- DZ – House Every Weekend
- Blonde – I Loved You (Kry Wolf Remix)
- Michael Calfan – Treasured Soul
- Rene Amesz – City Streets
- KOA – All My Love