Where do you head musically, once you’ve worked with acts as diverse as gangster rappers and nudisco outfits in your home country of Germany? What do you do once you’ve produced them a string of top 10 hits and multi gold status albums?
If you’re TAI, you turn your skills to upfront club sounds and ace the dance charts with a string of jaw-droppingly original cuts on prestigious labels like Boys Noize, Turbo, Southern Fried, Dim Mak, Great Stuff, Mixmash and more.
Since the certified electro house anthem ‘Lyposuct’ alongside good mate D.I.M. turned heads around the globe, receiving support from the likes of Tiga, Busy P, 2Many DJs, Brodinski, Crookers and more, TAI’s trajectory on the global club scene has been nothing but upward.
Re-shapes for Coburn (‘We Re-Interrupt This Programme’), Jean Claude Ades (‘Shingaling’), Mason (‘Exceeder’), Wiley (‘Electric Boogaloo’), Drop The Lime (‘Sex Sax’) and many more have cemented his journey to the top. And, with Laidback Luke signing the jacking monster ‘Rocking The Set’ to his Mixmash label, and his ‘Beat Down’ EP causing global shockwaves on Dim Mak (featuring ‘Paradise Poltergeist’ alongside Steve Aoki), 2010 could not have ended on a higher note for TAI.
In 2011, TAI looks set to definitively convert his ‘one to watch’ status into headlining A-list gold, kicking the new year off with the stunning new single ‘Big Bass Drum’. With its distorted bass line and clap-a-long chorus, this peak time floor-wrecker’s bound to resonate around the globe, and with an incredible Bart B More remix sitting alongside interpretations from Etienne De Crecy, The Immigrant, Acid Jacks and Kid Kenobi, this is one bass drum you’ll find very hard to ignore.