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Tom Lavin & Adrohan
These two guys have been DJing together since 2008, though their respective careers stretch way back before that.
Tom hails from the sprawling metropolis of Foxford, in the west of Ireland. He comes from a very musical family and he was always engrossed in music from an early age. He spent many years learning the piano but also tried his hand at the violin and guitar. He began DJing in the late 90’s, while in college in Dublin, and took an interest in everything from house to techno, to trance.
In the summer of 2002, the opportunity arose to move to Galway and start a Friday night residency in one of Galway’s top venues, the Radisson. Over the next 6 years Tom worked hard at building a reputation for himself and at one time or another played all the major clubs and festivals in the country including Planetlove, Letrik, Cream, Goodgreef and Judgment Sundays. During this time he was also resident DJ and co-promoter of the infamous HEAT events at the Radisson in Galway.
Adrohan (aka Adrian Hanley) grew up listening to music like The Prodigy and Old School rave and reckons these were probably the biggest influence on his musical taste. At the age of 14 he picked up his first set of belt drive turntables and from there his love of DJing and mixing grew rapidly. He has been a permanent fixture on line-ups in his home town of Galway ever since.
When Adrian hit college, he promoted and played at as many gigs as possible. He played on line-ups with some of the world’s biggest DJs and also played some of the biggest events and clubnights in the country including Letrik, Heat and Planetlove.
Though their friendship goes way back, it wasn’t until they and two other Galway DJs started a clubnight called “Requiem” that Tom & Adro started DJing together. It was around this time that Tom also started a dance show on i102-104fm, the new regional radio station for the west and north-west of the country (now the most listened to 15-34 year old station in the entire country). Conversations between Tom and Adro always revolved around music and it was their love of the same style of tracks that led to them playing their first ‘back to back’ set in August ’08. That gig went so well the guys knew they were on to something and the rest is history...
Over the next two years they both spent a lot of time in the studio, fine tuning their art, and in Feb ’10 they finished their debut single “Head Office” which would later be released on Vibrate sounds!
Debut single The wire which was released on 40 degree's went to number 1 on the trackitdown trance chart and stayed there for 2 solid weeks! Next up was a host of remixes for Sneijder & Matthew dunne! both of which charted top 10 on various music stores! After this seen the release of City of tribes on High contrast nu breed! which also went number 1 on Trackitdown.net.. towards the end of 2010 the lads released there original first single head office and remixes for Mark Leanings & Ian Booth all of which done well and gained great support!
2011 see's the lads hit the studio hard and have just been booked for the first international gig in Poland in August alongside Scot project, ummet Ozcan, Bryan Kearney and many more!
Tracks have been supported by: John O'Callaghan, Marco v, Sean Tyas, Manuel le saux, Akira kayosa, Mark sherry, Dr. Willis, Sander van doorn, Robert Gietleman, John gibbons, Jochen miller, Gareth emery, Paul webster and many more!