Toby Emerson’s beats and bass lines rumble low, underneath addictive hooks and grooves that are guaranteed to rock the club! A producer of elite quality; Toby’s music is meant to be felt as much as heard on the dance floor. His tracks expertly maneuver the musical space between big room electro, house and peak time progressive and have sold in excess of 45,000 copies worldwide! Packing such wicked weaponry, it is no wonder Mr. Emerson has releases on labels like Bug Eyed, Big Fish, System and Subversive. He has received airplay by Judge Jules, and is a featured artist of music software giant, FL Studio. That being said, 2011 is the year you have the opportunity to see one of the continents best party rockers at a club near you!
Toby’s best selling tracks have been given support by many of the Iconic names in DJing. Artists like Paul Van Dyk, Lazy Rich, Jason Nevins, Scumfrog and Above & Beyond have all brought down the house with Toby Emerson’s bangers. Club Hits like Inappropriate Electro, Never Comin’ Down, Rapture and In The Night highlight a resume jam packed with Beatport top sellers. His tunes have even been included on popular video games like Flash Flash Revolution, IDance and the upcoming Rerave for the Iphone. In addition to his stellar original and remix work, Toby also has three highly acclaimed sample packs that are used in heavy rotation by all the production gods including techno pioneer UMEK. (Check UMEK’s #1 Seller OMGWTF!) All three sample packs have received stunning reviews by computer music magazine.
A talented musician, who sometimes plays guitar and even sings lead vocal on his tracks(Check Never Comin Down!) Toby has had some help along the way. In 2007 he completed the recording arts program at the AI center for Digital Imaging and Sound in Vancouver, Canada. It was around that time that he would often share tips with another Canadian talent on the verge of stardom, Deadmau5. Toby would later utilize his honed skills to produce a stunning sonic reworking of Deadmau5’s Sofi Needs A Ladder. His remix would finish in the top ten of the official Beatport contest and was later given to fans for free.
A side project entitled The Afterschool Special was formed in 2008, as a collaborative with friend, and fellow electro head Jon-E Industry. This hugely successful partnering sparked Electro hits like “Full House” and “Big Money Jazz Hands,” that landed on the hugely successful Bug Eyed Records. Their continued success has brought forth a slew of support and remixes by big name artists including Calvertron, Electric Soulside and collaborations with Canadian favorite Robb G!
Toby Emerson is a great live performer who puts just as much into his live shows as his productions. During his live shows you can expect custom made remixes, edits, loops and the best in progressive, electro, house, techno and everything in between. Impeccable taste and a supernatural sense of what moves the crowd has proved Toby to be one of Western Canada’s top musical performers.
2011 is the year Toby is setting his sights on attaining new heights. He is gearing up to include a Canadian and Asian tour, in addition to an assault of media projects and releases all destined to top the charts. Included is his track Fall Silently with Christoph Maitland and vocalist Veela. Dropping on Audio Planet Recordings it has generated a massive buzz and will feature remixes work by Brazilian star Alex Mind. Also slated for 2011 is the inception of Toby’s own website selling his much sought after samples and synth patches for use in music production. So take note and be prepared to dance your ass off as one of North America’s best selling electronic artists touches down at a club near you.
Above & Beyond
Paul Van Dyk
Kyau & Albert
DJ Bam Bam
Lemon & Einar K
Comments by Toby Emerson
Cool mix bonnie
@randylicious: Drum & Space?
excellent thanks for sharing Jimmy!
@deejay-a-shay: its available at blackoctopus-sound.com
@tostwee-mp: everything is posted up on Black Octopus Sound. A free pack will be made available shortly as well. You also get the project file for FL studio if you have the pack.
@iamnotarrows: upload away thanks for asking
@blacklight-2pm: I use FL studio but Lazy rich uses Cubase
@captizoid: Harmor is not available for mac, only PC hosts - you might want to try Razor as an alternative
@djstefanopaz: Ill be releasing some shortly - search black octopus sound on youtube