Post Date: August 08, 2010
GLOW Washington DC presents:
Opening Set by Jon Deke
Thursday September 30, 2010 at Lima Restaurant & Lounge
1401 K St NW Washington DC
Doors Open at 10pm, Ages 18+
“Dentist by day, DJ by night.” Eddie Thoneick has had an amazing run. From a successful dental practice in his native Germany to a successful music career across the globe, there’s not much more the guy could ask for.
A student of the guitar, bass, piano and drums, it’s sort of ridiculous to think where he found the time to go to dental school. Or is it ridiculous he found the time to produce music? Sorry we keep talking about it, it’s just, where have you ever heard of something like this? Seriously… we’ve heard of hobbies, but a hobby that turns you into a world-famous DJ/Producer? You are the man Eddie.
And what makes things that much better is that his music is amazing! And it gets more and more amazing every year. The first time we heard Eddie Thoneick was his track ‘Freak’N You,’ which sampled 90’s R&B crooner Jodeci’s song of the same name. Since that time Eddie has progressed, evolved and reached the tipping point of mega stardom. His slew of releases this year, including the smash hit ‘Live Your Life,’ with Eric Morillo are, each and every one, house music gems.
We’ve seen German trance rise to the occasion through PvD and Cosmic Gate, we’ve seen German techno take flight through M-nus and now Eddie’s soulful yet thumping brand of house will bring Germany’s grip on EDM full circle.
Thursday will be sublime. Don’t miss it!!
Listening to Eddie Thoneick is akin to being grabbed by a musical whirlwind. Brilliantly crafting rhythms, soaring house vocals and diving, filthy electro beats. Eddie has a passion for the dance floor and the music that surrounds it that goes beyond infectious. Whether it’s ripping it up in the mix or delivering yet another sensational new production, it’s nigh on impossible to sit still once he’s got hold of you.
Although immersed in making music since he can remember, the real break-through for Eddie came in 2006 when his track ‘Love Sensation’ grabbed the attention of the great, the good and the almighty. Going head to head with Kurd Maverick, the pair came up with a dance floor destroyer that received support from the likes of Axwell, Erick Morillo, Pete Tong and Joachim Garraud. Eddie Thoneick was alive and kicking, and he wasn’t about to let go.
2007 saw him team up with emerging Dutch talent Berget Lewis, covering the C&C Music Factory classic, ‘Deeper Love’. Breaking straight into the notoriously hard UK market with all the ease of a hot knife through butter, ‘Deeper Love’ further established Eddie as ‘one to watch’. A title often thrown about with gay abandon but with Eddie, it seems increasingly to be the case. The fact was only underlined when in August of the same year, influential French broadcaster Radio FG gave Eddie his own weekly prime-time slot. Eddie’s sound was suddenly reaching the ears of millions – and there were big names listening. Remix requests began pouring in. Moby, Fedde le Grand, Sebastian Ingrosso & Steve Angello, David Guetta and more came knocking on Eddie’s door to get the unmistakable Thoneick touch.
It was a natural progression then when Eddie signaled his intention to create his own imprint. TONIK-rcrdngs was born and today features Eddie’s own work plus a growing collection of hot talent like Kurd Maverick, David Tort, Dons, DBN, Joachim Garraud, who share the same infectious vision for music as the man himself. The label’s first release ‘Freak N You’ received huge feedback and set the tone for things to come. Now ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ is doing the same, it’s high-octane energetic style bringing in elements of disco, rave, electro and pure uplifting vocal house music that feels like water from an oasis in a desert full of dry tech-elec-minimal nonsense that does nothing for the soul.
With his sound winning him fans in droves, it may have been a startling rise towards the top, but it’s one that shows absolutely no signs of slowing down.
2010 saw the release of Eddie’s track ‘Funk’ on Subliminal Records, the famous imprint of his early supporter Erick Morillo. On top of that, Eddie was invited to mix and arrange the „Strictly Miami 2010“ compilation for Strictly Rhythm. Today Eddie is not only part of the Subliminal Records family as a solo artist, but has even teamed up with label head Erick Morillo for a giant collaboration. The duo’s first output is ‘Nothing Better’, a classy piece of peaktime house music with the divine Shena on the vocals. With more Erick Morillo & Eddie Thoneick productions in the pipeline and a tour-diary that continues to expand, taking in cities across a landscape of continents from Asia and Australia to North America, South America and Europe, the word lies at Eddie’s feet for the taking.