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DJ T.

March 13, 2012

We had to make a few changes to our Nightdrive 3 Year Anniversary show next Wednesday March 21st at Chalk. It’s funny how things work out because now one of my favorite producers/ DJs is playing our event. Yay!

The FREE party’s lineup now consists of:

KIM ANN FOXMAN ✦ (of Hercules & Love Affair)
DJ T. ✦ (Get Physical)
PILLOWTALK ✦ (Wolf + Lamb/Visionquest)
MAXXI SOUNDSYSTEM ✦ (Kojak/Nurvous/NeedWant)
DANNY DAZE ✦ (Hot Creations/Crosstown Rebels)

with LAURA OF MIAMI & PATRICK WALSH

For those of you who don’t know who DJ T. is:

Thomas Koch aka DJ T. has been a vital part of electronic music and club culture for over 20 years. Uniquely accomplished in both influence and scope, he has excelled in every one of his incarnations: DJ, label owner, producer, club operator, publisher and journalist. Having recently closed one chapter of his working life – behind the scenes of Get Physical Music management – DJ T. is now primed to conquer 2012 purely as an artist, with his highly-anticipated third LP Pleasure Principle.

As disco reached its shimmering apex in the late 1970s, young Dusseldorf-born Thomas relocated to Frankfurt with his family. His parents plied him with vinyl compilations, and as a nine-year-old he succumbed to disco’s seductive charms, beginning a lifelong commitment to crate digging and vinyl collection. Thomas’ budding obsession moved through disco and hi-nrg, to the burgeoning sounds of early American rap & hiphop music, and finally to electro-funk, the beloved genre that has left an indelible imprint on all of DJ T.’s own productions. It was love at first listen, and driven by the sounds of seminal protagonists like Afrika Bambaataa, Planet Patrol, Newcleus and Mantronix, Thomas took up breakdancing, compelled to move by the genre’s urgent funk and infectious beats.
Whether DJing in his hometown of 5 years, Berlin, gigging internationally, T.’s sets are invariably stirring and extraordinarily varied. T. is no style fascist, nor is he a slave to trends; he is a bass- and groove-addicted club historian, with a firm grasp of the contemporary. His sets turn 25 years of electronic music history into one finely rendered journey, transforming the links between genres and ages into a truly physical experience, whether he’s capturing the peaktime party spirit, or sending early morning crowds into veritable delirium with one of his famed marathon excursions.

DJ T. – City Life (Featuring Cari Golden)

DJ T. – Philly (2011 Edit)

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