”What kind of Scandinavian music are you enthustiastic right now? -Tom & Hills, They are from Finland” – Major Lazer
It is fair to say that Tom & Hills is one of the most interesting electronic music artist in Scandinavia. There is quality in everything they do. Guys make all their productions with care, using only highly talented topliners, grinding their production to the top and walking the extra mile to find the best remixers. Their style is a fresh mixture of progressive house where nu school & old school meet with the sound of tomorrow.
Tiësto, Major Lazer, Don Diablo, Martin Garrix, Judge Jules,
Sick Individuals, Kyau & Albert, Gareth Emery, Tommy Trash,
Groove Armada, Judge Jules, Henry Saiz, BT, Gregor Salto,
Michael Woods, Felix Da House Cat,Vanilla Ace, Above & Beyond,
Oliver Heldens, Lost Frequences, Benny Benassi, Wally Lopez,
Hakkasan club Radio, Ministry of Sound, Hed Kandi and many,
Universal Music Group, Republic - Casablanca Records,
EGO Italy, Hed Kandi, Disco:wax (Sony music Denmark),
Be Yourself Records, Intricate
Tom & Hills is 20 year old Tom, professional sound designer , well respected producer in Finland. Tom works for renowned producer JS16 (Producer of Darude’s Sandstorm) producing, several Finnish gold sold artist. Hills is 40 year award winning television professional who started his musical career with classical instruments when he was 7 years old living in the remote side of eastern Finland. There was nothing else to do but music and snowboarding, but Hills was destined to do music. Before Tom & Hills was born, Hills was producing synthwave and you might have heard some old school synthwave touch in the songs also.
Tom & Hills met each other first time in 2002, when Tom’s musician-father took his son with him to the meeting with Hills. They didn’t start Tom & Hills right away, because Tom was only 6 years old. About ten years later, Tom & Hills found that time was mature to start collaborating and thus, their first single, ”Here and Now”, was released by Swedish label Substream.
The guys share their interest for early 80’s electronic sounds but with their 20 years of age difference they are able to create a “unique sound that is a clear blend of new school and old school”, as they say themselves.
The duo quickly hit the highway with their single ”No brakes”, which they signed to Universal Finland. ”No brakes” made it #1 on DeeJay Worx list in Africa and #8 in World Chart in 2015. Topliner of ”No Brakes”, Lauri Ylönen, who is the lead singer of multimillion sold band The Rasmus, said he actually never made any feats before ”No Brakes”. According to Lauri ”Tom & Hills’ sound is unique and production so well made that it really was something else what I usually get from artists”.
After this successful beginning, guys got contacted by Troi, L.A based singer-songwriter, who had just feated for Will Sparks. Troi had heard the duo’s special tunes and was eager to work together. The decision to cooperate was easy when guys heard Troi’s soulful voice and some months later “Lighters” saw the daylight.
”Lighters”, released by Universal Music in spring 2015, is a touching track with hints of the magical sounds from the 80’s. ”Lighters is supported by the biggest names in the scene, such as Tiesto, Martin Garrix, Don Diablo and Gareth Emery. The track went on UK’s Upfront chart to #6 and on UK Club Breakers chart #4 and also stayed there for several weeks. Same year Troi also worked with rapstar TI and Lupe Fiasco. Lighters was also blogged by blogs like Dancing Astronauts and Earmilk resulting Hypem #1 position. With the Lighters boys were also signed to legendary Casablanca – Republic Records.
“Lighters” and “Digital Love” gave Tom & Hills a double entry to Buzz Chart TOP 20. The single ”Digital Love”, feated by platinum sold LA based band Jutty Ranx, reached TOP 10 at Italy’s Itunes. In the year 2015 boys also made a remix for NERVO feat Kylie Minoque, Jake Shears and Nile Rodgers.
Guys believe that it is possible to put ”Energy in Magic”, which is also their next upcoming single feated by Jared Lee. Jared is a true professional, songwriter and singer who has earned his positions and worked with names like New Kids On the Block, Fedde Le Grand and Jason Derulo. ”Energy in Magic” has already gained support from BBC World, Above & Beyond, Benny Benassi, Judge Jules, Oliver Heldens, Groove Armada, Gregor Salto, Lost Frequances, Henry Saiz, Felix Da Housecat, Michael Woods, Tommy Trash, Gareth Emery and many, many more.
Tom & Hills are beyond excitement and filled with gratitude of all the support they have earned so far and are now passionately working with upcoming releases. The solid duo is ready to establish new mindblowing collaborations in order to make uplifting vibes with sounds of tomorrow in 2016!
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