Thomas Gandey -
Enigmatic and passionate Electronic Producer, DJ, Live Artist, Vocalist and Keyboard player, Thomas Gandey has gained an international cult status having released an abundance of electro futurisms, electronic tales of musical bliss, vintage synth led cosmic voyages and of course his trademark blue eyed electronic soul. With latest releases on Innervisions, Kompakt & Decca, his output has scored loyal supporters the world over, having all the while enjoyed a triumphant career as an international DJ and Live Artist, holding residencies at Space Ibiza, Razzmatazz and Womb in Tokyo, to mention a few, amassing a seasoned 1200 shows the world over. First discovered under his Cagedbaby guise, his debut album ‘Will See you Now’ was released by ‘Southern Fried Records’ to international critical acclaim.
Originally from Brighton, Thomas now resides amid the vineyards of Bordeaux (France) and is an ardent and knowledgeable purveyor of synthesizers and drums machines spanning a five-decade period. Thanks to his classically trained musical background, Thomas is one of the very few vintage tech collectors in dance music who can truly maximise the sonic potential of these treasures, and talentedly weave them in amongst the straight up sounds of today’s electronic scene, for both himself and hundreds of other artists releasing music today.
Thomas often collaborates with Berlin’s Radio Slave, notably as Matom, with the pair having released their debut album on Carl Craigs ‘Planet E’. The release lead to a string of live shows and festivals including the Berghain, and numerous Red Bull showcase across Europe. The pair also release techno together under the moniker ‘Last Communication’ gaining the DJ Mag award for best remix with ‘Lets Prance’ on Crosstown Rebels.
Another significant collaboration of note is that alongside Psychemagik -‘Ghost Vision’. With releases on KOMPAKT and Pinchy & Friends, these early releases have led to Ghost Vision being regarded as one of the most hotly tipped Psychedelic dreamscape acts of today.
Eyebrow knitting cool jams aside, Thomas is no stranger to knocking out a hit. Working alongside ‘The Young Punx’ he released the hit single ‘Loving you baby” with a follow up ‘Blue Sky Sunshine’ in June 2019. The fun loving collective is now known as the ‘The Tribe of Good’, and is currently signed to the USA’s Ultra Music.
As a Producer Thomas has made albums for David Byrne and Fat Boy Slim, the Olivier award winning ‘Here Lies love’ and for ‘Everything but the Girls’ ‘Tracey Thorn’. He continues to be main engineer and programmer for ‘Jeff Wayne’s ‘The War of the Worlds’, and has taken his keys playing skills out on the arena tours with the project since 2012. Thomas was also lead engineer on two further ground-breaking projects for TWOTW; a best selling soundtrack led audio book released on Audible and creating a 3D sonic soundscape for the sell out VR immersive shows, which are currently extended until the end of 2019 in London.
Thomas Gandey remains one of the most in demand vocalists and producers with a string of EPs alongside Artbat, Hot Since 82, Blondish , Olivier Giacomotto and German Brigante to name but a few.
A highly sought out remixer with hundreds of mixes in the discography, Thomas does everything himself in the studio, from his rippling live keys skills to applying his personal library of natural sound effects, and of course his haunting yet punchy vocals which have helped hundreds of records reach numerous dance music charts around the world.
Thomas Gandey’s new record label “Uncaged”, a loose reference to his earlier moniker Cagedbaby, is set to launch in 2020. The label will act as a long-time-coming loving home to the masses of eclectic material he personally creates, as well as being a much needed shop window to some of the wildly talented artists he generously nurtures and supports along the way.