100 km from Stockholm, Uppsala to be more accurate, is where Tobias Johansson alias “Truenorth” has his studio and home.
From an early age, the main interest was music and when the release of the Prodigy’s “Everybody in the Place” hit MTV amongst other media, music became his destiny.
The DJing come around 1998 where he was playing at local clubs, excellent technical skills and playing with great accuracy shortly people gave him a good reputation and massive support. Other great offers come around and soon after entering the scene he found himself to be a signed DJ for EMA Telstar DJ agency.
To be a signed DJ was a goal and happy was just not enough to describe the feeling but the happiness was not long lasting, when becoming an artist for EMA Tobias got more and more asked to play commercial hits and mainstream club music which almost resulted in that he gave up the whole DJ career.
The only salvation was the other part of the goal, creating music…
For several years, through relationships, jobs and average life a flame was kept alive by producing music, first it was FL Studio, but it went fast to advance to Ableton. Things really took off when he met Johan Ekman at the famous Mondaybar cruises(funny story) and a collaboration between the two got them speaking of starting a label together. With the label soon to come Tobias started to find his style in the trancejungle. After fellowproducer and good friend Settler(Thommy Lindholm) asked him to remix his forthcoming track remixrequests started to come. So now practically all sparetime is spent in the studio.