My love for Tomas Barfod started a few years ago when I came across his remix of Bon Iver’s Re: Stacks and realized he was the founder of WhoMadeWho. Unfortunately I missed his DJ sets down here last WMC but given his new album Salton Sea is pretty awesome I’m sure he’ll be invited back in the near future. (I’ll be adding Salton Sea to our rotation albums list at wynwoodradio.com)
Tomas has played drums since he was 10 years old, but at some point he started buying vintage synthesizers, samplers and sequencers. He slowly started djing and producing music. Since then he has been doing a variety of electronic produced music, both alone and together with different partners (fx. Kasper Bjorke) and on various important record labels.
After some years in the electronic club scene live music was slowly catching in on him again, and he started Whomadewho with two fellow danes, where he plays drums and produces. In general you could say his career has been rather diverse – basically he has been doing everything from ambient techno to Japanese pop.
For Tomas Barfod the kickstart came with the ‘Tomboy’ acid / disco 12” series on Gomma records, shortly afterwards came releases on Get Physical, Kitsune and Turbo, where ‘Samba’ and ‘I.K. Guitar’ became club bangers. Tomas also is a much requested remixer and has done remixes of such diverse artists as Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand, Gorillaz, Lopazz, Telex, Chromeo, Asia Argento just to name a few. As a dj he has played legendary clubs like Fabric (London), Panorama Bar (Berlin), Bar 25 (Berlin), Goa (Roma), Magazini Genarali (Milan), Razzmatazz (Barcelona), Lux (Portugal), Social Club (Paris).