- All We Really Need (Original Mix) (Available Now!!) Artwork TABS on September 17, 2013 17:23
In 2007, while both unknown to each other, and DJing the same night at the famous Hotel Congress in Tucson, Arizona, DJs Swookie Monster and Speedy Graffiti began a small conversation about the state of Electronic Music at the time. What began as that brief conversation sparked by a Photek remix, turned into a friendship spanning these last five years and production relationship that has only grown stronger these past three. The recent move to different cities in Arizona by the duo has only seemed to ramp up productivity in production with releases coming out almost weekly. A ridiculous work ethic could be the only thing that supports this type of output while never having to sacrifice quality in production. When the two do find themselves face to face, they always find time to slow down and catch up over some ice cold Miller High Life’s and some ridiculously hot Arizona weather.
Since combining talents in 2010, and donning the Production/DJ moniker TABS, the two DJs have been hell bent on creating original production and quality remixes that draw from their similar tastes in electronic music, while staying true to their evolving melodic sound, and bringing that live act to as many places as possible along the way. In just over two years of production, the two have quickly risen to be named “Best DJ Duo 2012” in local arts newspaper The Phoenix New Times (http://bit.ly/S4IqcH). This stands as a huge landmark for the duo in a highly competitive Phoenix and Scottsdale club scene.
TABS is plowing through 2013 with a definite switch of focus to Original Material where they released their first Original EP to iTunes entitled Convergence, featuring both a Electro House banger coupled with a Progressive House Anthem supplemented with male and female vocalists respectfully. If there’s anything TABS has shown you in the past it’s to expect the unexpected. With talent in production too diverse to limit to a single genre (truthfully, they hate subclassifying music anyway) TABS’ original productions don’t necessarily always define their sound. A quick look through their track history will show if something captures them, the duo will always find a way to make it quintessentially TABS. This speed and diversity in production can only be a killer combination in a rapidly expanding fan base built from the ground up entirely by the duo themselves.
On the performance side, you’ll never catch TABS with a case of “Serato Face” (yeah it’s a thing http://seratoface.tumblr.com/) or asleep behind the wheels. Even with many years of experience DJing, the two still find this the most exciting part of making dance music. A set is never taken lightly and the two always keeps the specific event in mind while raking together tons of custom edits and numerous options for tracks to travel across along the way. This passion for their live show has led them to become a favorite among artists and fans in Arizona alike. Along the way, they have had the pleasure opening for some of the biggest and diverse names in Electronic music with opening sets in both Arizona and California for Brazil’s The Twelves, UK Solo Artist Frankmusik, Veteran Producer Gigamesh, Los Angeles Rising Star MYNDSET, Chicago’s Party Rockers Midnight Conspiracy and Bass Music Standout Vibesquad.
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