The late 80s were a pivotal moment as acid house swept through Europe, landing in Thomas’ new home of Frankfurt, and taking over with the launch of Sven Väth’s legendary Omen club in 1988. The first wave of house and techno took hold and T. was there at the forefront, absorbing all the fresh new sounds from Chicago, Detroit and the UK. He picked up a residency at the infamous Music Hall and held residencies at countless clubs across the city during the next 10 years from Plastik and Dorian Gray to The Box. By the end of the nineties, he was one of Frankfurt’s best-known selectors.
In 1989 DJ T. tapped into another side of his creative energy to set up Groove Magazine. Under his leadership, Groove became one of Germany’s premier dance music publications, and remains so today. With his experience gained under the Groove Magazine banner, DJ T. then went on to launch the club, Monza, in Frankfurt. He also invested his skills and knowledge into conceiving Get Physical – a label which remains one of the world’s best-known house and techno platforms. Though he left in 2010, T. still is involved in A&R for the label.
Production-wise, DJ T. has been consistent ever since his debut release, the ‘Monsterbaze’ EP with Steve Bug, released on Poker Flat in 2000. Since then, T. has released several well-received EPs, a slew of remixes and three albums, ‘Boogie Playground’ in 2005, ‘The Inner Jukebox’ in 2009 and ‘Pleasure Principle’ in 2011. His special touch has also been employed by numerous labels to curate compilation mixes, including ‘United Under The Ball – 30 Years Of Disco’ in 2011 and ‘The House That Jack Built Vol 1 & 2’ in 2012. With hot new releases on AUS Music and Moon Harbour, DJ T. continues to push his creative boundaries.
DJ T.’s reputation for being a master selector has been cemented by his superlative collection of music. A highly-skilled DJ, producer and an A&R rep with an uncanny ability to discover new talent, DJ T. is a master selector and one of the industry’s most influential figures.
elected discography DJ T. Monsterbaze - Poker Flat Recordings / Marine Parade Gold Dreamer (12") Y2K Starlit / Electrofied (12") Get Physical Music Freemind (12") Get Physical Music Philly (12") Get Physical Music Get Lost (12") Get Physical Music Radiator / Robot Riot (12") 20:20 Vision Superworld (12") Art Of Disco Time Out (12") Get Physical Music Beat The Street (12") Mood Music Rising (12") Get Physical Music Body Language 2 (Mix CD) Get Physical Music After Dark (12") Poker Flat Recordings Booty Call (12") Kindisch The Inner Jukebox (LP) Get Physical Music Try To Understand (12") Kindisch