Tomy DeClerque / Intec Digital – Exclusive Interview – Push EP Review
Throughout his youth, Tomy DeClerque witnessed at first hand the development of Slovenia’s electronic
dance scene. As EDM artists such as Umek and Valentino Kanzyani found global recognition and the
country’s club scene thrived, it presented the perfect opportunity for a young DeClerque to ride the wave.
His first foray into the world of production came alongside his long- time friend Zox. Together they had
early successes with “My Desire” and “Music Makes Me Happy”. The latter being licensed to a number of compilations, was also selected by Pete Tong as the Essential New Tune on his BBC radio show.
DeClerque was to take a break from the hectic DJ and producer lifestyle. On his return, it was time to head out
solo. His early work for Circle Music, Sprout and Jesus Loved You, brought him much attention and, over the past two years, he has rapidly built a strong following with his work for labels including Intec, BluFin, Terminal M, Phobiq, Toolroom and more…
Push – A well balanced endeavor into the big room scenario with it’s power driving kick and bassline combination, this track keeps the listener engaged throughout its journey. A perfect tension keeper and gateway for DJs to go in either progression in their set or start ending them.
Tita – This tracks captures one from the beginning with it’s blend of quality groove elements, and bell melody. Delivering a cheerful mood throughout the production, the cohesion of the audio ingredients keeps you locked into the song and not letting go till the end. With a stunning selection of sounds and atmosphere, it’s a definite player for any dance floor out there.
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A member of the new generation of Slovenian deejays, Tomy DeClerque grew up in an environment full of promising development in the sphere of electronic dance music. In front of his eyes the local scene has been turning into a globally acknowledged style of techno music in the hands of artists such as Umek and Valentino Kanzyani. A natural choice for a guy with talent and ambition was to jump the train – and Tomy DeClerque has road it ever since.
Performing as a deejay since he turned seventeen Tomy DeClerque soon realised that making his own production was essential if he wanted his carrier to really take off. He hooked up with his friend Zox to form the Tomy or Zox duo, and their hard work paid off as their My Desire single received some favourable feedback in Spain, Russia and Mexico. However, it was the Music Makes Me Happy hit single that caught the attention of top artists being remixed by the likes of Mainframe and ATCF, and released on several prestigious compilations, such as Ministry Of Sound, DJ Awards at Pacha Ibiza and Blanco Y Negro Mix. ‘The greatest satisfaction, though, – Tomy says – was when we got set as Essential new tune of the week on Pete Tong’s celebrated Essential selection radio show.
After parting ways with Fox, Tomy felt that it was time to take a break from a demanding life of producer and performer, before he went on to start his solo career. Searching for genuine underground sound that could revive the authentic feeling of electronic dance music he experienced in his youth Tomy turned to Valentino Kanzyani’s Jesus Loved You label releasing a much praised I Don’t Know. Driven by his passion for teamwork, a lot of his studio work is done in collaboration with his friend F. Sonik. The duo’s first major success was winning VONYC remix competition with a remix of Valentino Kanzyani’s Nueva York, which is also a part of Carl Cox & friends at Space Ibiza 2008 compilation.
As a young player, Tomy DeClerque has accomplished a lot. But he is determined to accomplish even more. ‘You’ll hear a lot about me in the future,’ he promises.
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