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With fast-growing support from top-tier artists, a dedicated group of diehard fans, and a constant desire to push the envelope, Tenova is one to watch in 2019. Having the experience of a traditionally trained musician and growing up immersed in underground dance culture, the young artist has achieved an effortless grasp on dynamic music production and vivacious DJ sets alike.
Recently graduating from a regional favorite in the United States to a newcomer to the international Tech House scene, Tenova has been quick to garner a set of accolades poising him for illimitable growth in the coming year. The past two years have seen a fresh coalition with Toolroom Records, culminating with his debut release “The River” on the label’s revered Amsterdam 2017 compilation. Instantly, the record broke into Beatport’s Tech House Top 100 chart, finalizing its position at #25 among industry heavy-weights decades his senior. Likewise, the record was awarded at #2 in Magnetic Magazine’s Top 15 House Tracks of October 2017.
As such, it has taken little time for others to notice the noise Tenova continues to generate, with features on media outlets such as Entertainment Weekly, Dancing Astronaut, Magnetic Magazine, Earmilk, and Elektro Daily who has labeled his work as "reminiscent of Dusky," and referenced him as being "...a yet-undiscovered jewel of a young producer hailing from Pittsburgh."
On the performance side, Tenova is no stranger to rocking crowds worldwide, continually pushing the boundaries of his performances in major markets across the globe. Being a globetrotter at heart, Tenova’s gig dairy has recently seen him make appearances in destinations like London, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Las Vegas, as well as up and coming dance music hotspots in Eastern Europe. His DJ sets are globally well received and clearly in demand, a certain sign of what’s to come in the near future.
All things considered, it is no wonder as to why Tenova continually receives support on his growing catalogue of releases from A-list talent. With support from names such as Pete Tong, Gorgon City, Claptone and Roger Sanchez, one can see why Mark Knight has chosen him as a new favorite on Toolroom Radio, recently receiving airtime four consecutive weeks in a row and now twice achieving the time-honored accolade of Knight’s own "Killer Cut," his personal selection of "hottest track in the world."
It is not only in Europe that Tenova has personally witnessed the impact of his original productions, however. Detroit House dons Golf Clap recently took a liking to a recent Tenova original, “Pump It Up.” The duo found it to be such a crowd pleaser that they immediately signed the record to their signature imprint, Country Club Disco. The release was not to be complete without a remix from Australia’s very own Cut Snake, and has become one of the label’s most popular EPs to date.
The two went on to champion the record, smashing it out on tour and putting it to the ultimate test at Miami Music Week and Electric Forest alike. With House music slowly, but surely taking a firm hold of the American market, this is surely a sign of things to come.
With an ever growing catalogue releases scheduled on some of the scene’s hottest imprints, 2019 is shaping up to be Tenova’s best yet.