Tom SPL was born in the depth of autumn 1985, as Tamás Bátki. Ever since he was a young boy, he has been in love with qualitative music. At the beginning he just started collecting tracks from passion, looking for those that make him to lose control. Over the years his collection got bigger and bigger including cassettes, cds, and mp3.
His musical style quickly became matured and smoothed.
We can say that - like it happens with most of the people - his friends brought him into it all:
At the millenium Techno was already in full swing in the heart of the capital. Slowly he got carried away by the music: he got into the walls of the legendary Complex, in Szentendre, which impressed him completly. At this time he was on the other side of the record player, he just enjoyed the music, the lights, and the whole culture as long as he noticed on himself that his faith has become nothing else than:” techno is not only a music genre, it's a feeling, a lifestyle.”
Many of his works have been inspired by performers like : Chris Liebing, Speedy J., Cristian Varela, Eric Sneo, Umek, The Advent, and Hardcell and Grindvik.
Around 2005 he started to find his own voice and felt that standing behind the soundboard and mixing the music is not enough for him, he wanted to create his own.
In 2007 his first piece entitled ”Offline” finally became audible from the loudspeaker.
The complexity and the sound of it were likeable to everyone, and he got a lot of encouragement. Taking courage from the good reception gave him new impetus to continue his producer career and his works. For today he has had more than 10 records. But he is not alone with his passion, he has common tracks with his great friends:Adam Frost and System Zoid.
Between 2007-2010 he performed with the team of Fuerza, playing in clubs in Pest: Mono,K2,Diesel,Cökxpôn
In 2013 he got a chance to play on one of the largest festivals of Hungary: the Sziget Festival.
In the summer of 2014 he was a resident Dj at the after-parties of ReLoad.
From January 2014, he became a member of Minimal Art Family, where he was a resident Dj and programme planner.
Thanks to the MAF's transmissions he could work with several widely known artists like:
Dandy, Invoice, Davko, Mattan, Budai, Chriss Ronson, Maxim Kuznyecov and of course his resident mates.
His debut album Saver released in January 2013, published by the label BRM Electro. The album also hit the #50 spot on the Beatport chart.
His track called ”Black Chrome” with contribution from OPI did reach #14 on the Traxsource chart in May 2014.
In 2014 his song with Adam Frost named ”The Beginning” ranked #17 on the top list of HTFRD.com.
2017 new album "Nightmare" ranked #7 on the top list of beatport chart.
And his started this year netradio show.
He mostly plays techno but sometimes it happens he prefers softer versions of it.
Tom's plans for the future:
I would like to pay more attention for my work as a producer. More gigs and bigger labels are the goals.
I think the most important thing is that you should do what you love and what makes you feel involved.
When I write music I feel that I can be more complete and do what I truly love.
Tom SPL’s tracks