Europe’s Euphoric Electro: TCTS – 1997


The European club scene has been absolutely crazy lately! With hit names like Disclosure and XXXY gracing the charts here and abroad there’s no doubt that disco-esque funk beats are the new sensation hitting the United Nations. Next up to the plate is the Manchester-based producer, TCTS. After abandoning his government name of Sam O’Neill, TCTS has finally hooked up a record deal on the now-famous Bondax‘s record label, Justus. His hit single, 1997, finally has a video (check it out below):


Through his glitch-pop sampling ability and background in turntable disco, TCTS has found a way to create a danceable atmosphere out of the simplest of sounds. Snaps, claps, and drum taps lead the majority of his productions with minor vocalizations throughout. Recently, he’s been getting the full-blown BBC1 radio treatment. After his newest hit single was featured on BBC Radio 1‘s Introducing Playlist, his sounds floated on over across the pond. This month TCTS has been hitting up clubs around the world to promote his newest release, Close Now (embedded below):

About DJ Desman

Hello all! From the smooth movements of jazz improvisation to the bangers of the club, I can rock any booth you throw at me. Besides BLAWGing, I also DJ for UW's very own Rainy Dawg Radio (Wednesday nights from 6-8 on! I hail from the heart of two valleys: Corvallis, OR and Red Bluff, CA. Hit me up on the twitter @Desman3000 for all types of requests/interviews/previews and the like.
This entry was posted in Features, Track Reviews and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.