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Helsinki, Finland

AKA: Janne Mansnerus

Anjunabeats, Bit Records , Kontor Records
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TAB (a.k.a. Tab Hunter) began to recognize his talent and love of music from an early age, which lead him to begin to seriously rock the turntables at the age of 14. Today the

28-year-old native of Toronto wins over his audience by flowing with them to create an awesome party flow. Considered an improvisational DJ, he is not one to plan out a play list for his sets. Known also as the dancing DJ, he feeds off the vibe and bounces to the tracks he spins while controlling the turntables with quick ease and grace. TAB hasn’t finished his performance until all of his vinyl is covering the DJ booth; this live DJ has no time or inkling to stop the flow! Fellow DJ’s and fans often mistake his tight remixes as being produced through three turntables rather than two. There is no doubt that TAB’s performances have to be experienced live to feel the full effect.

TAB’s unduplicated style has influenced the Canadian DJ community into a more competitive mode within the club scene. TAB’s vinyl crates contain the very best of R&B favourites, booty tunes, old school tracks, hip hop releases, reggae sounds and top 40 hits, mixing it up like very few have heard before. His versatile skill and talent expands across all musical realms with the sounds of alternative, house, dance, jungle music and even rock in his portfolio.

TAB has held membership with Flavor DJ Pool ( for 9 years. In 1994 TAB won the Toronto DMC championship title and showcasing his talent at top Canadian DJ competitions and shows throughout his career. TAB was Infinite’s ( first DJ, and joined Infinite on his Canadian tour with LL Cool J. TAB is currently performing with rock/rapper Harpoon Missile ( Beginning in the fall of 1999 to the spring of 2000, he had the distinction of being co-resident DJ every Sunday night at Energy 108’s live to air from The Phoenix Concert Hall. This past year TAB has played at the Brian McKnight after party, Vince Carter’s birthday party, The Caribana Parade, Little X’s Caribana after party, as well as a performance at Canada’s Urban Music Awards Ceremony and pre-ceremony VIP reception. TAB is featured in seven tracks on Snow’s 2001 Juno nominated album Mind On The Moon, as well as having recorded 3 tracks with indy rock/alternative group Palmerstone. In the summer of 2000, TAB provided his skills for the feature film Glitter. Principal actor “Dice” who plays the role of Mariah Carey’s DJ in the movie, was given lessons to emulate a DJ’s performance. He also performed as the exclusive DJ at the Glitter and Spinning Out Of Control wrap parties.

Throughout his career he has performed in the majority of clubs across the GTA and surrounding areas. His radio experience includes past radio shows on stations 88.9 FM, 105.5 FM and You can now catch TAB spinning on 89.5 FM CIUT, The Morning Ride with King Turbo every Monday morning from 6 – 9 am. Beginning June 2002 TAB is spinning at the largest Guess retail store in Canada (located at 306 Young at Dundas), Toronto, every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. TAB is currently spinning all over southern Ontario, please contact Oracle Entertainment and Consulting for TAB’s current weekly club listings.

TAB’s legacy has extended well beyond the turntables. His modeling career was launched in 1998 for major designers such as Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Polo and a number of other designers. TAB is expanding into new areas of entertainment and heading towards acting, modeling and music production. TAB is currently sponsored by Triple5Soul Clothing (triple5soulcom).