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Major Tom

York, United Kingdom

House, Minimal

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Tom first laid his hands on a pair of decks back in the early 90’s when he was playing more hip hop than house music. It wasn’t till later that his music taste changed tempo.

Influenced by the US labels Tribal and Strictly Rhythm, this house sound was the start of things to come, but that soon developed from East to West as the San Francisco style emerged. From that point deep, tech house was his forte.

Being a bedroom Dj was the way things stood until he got his break in 2000 playing in his home town of York. The Venue, a local internet cafe, that every week churned out Tech house, Electro and the finest Detroit. The name, ‘No Mans Land’, which was just one of ‘Double Dutch Promotions’ quality nights. From there, a monthly night called ‘Double Dutch’ was run from a club in Hull where Tom was one of the resident House Djs. In this time, he played alongside, Miles Holloway, The Space Djz and Charlie Hall.

He took a break from the UK to go traveling round New Zealand, he took a bag of records with him should the chance to play come up. This move was his best to date! After heading to Auckland and finding no help or work Djing, Wellington was the next stop. He approached Firm Records, and handed over his Demo to the owner and local Dj, (Dannyboy), who offered him a night’s work in a bar where he was a resident. And from that night regular work was offered. Tom also got experience playing on Wellington’s local radio station ‘Firm Fm, where he played on Dannyboy’s show ‘House Arrest’ and local Dj, Stevie B’s show ‘The Lap Dance’

Since Tom got back from his travels, he has played as a few guest sets at a local bar and now has his own radio slot on Monday evenings on a local internet station, ‘Freakin’.

Tom’s sets are deep but always building. Some are driving and some are chilled, but with the crowd in mind at every mix.