Thomas Koch aka DJ T. has been a vital part of electronic music and club culture for over 20 years. Uniquely accomplished in both influence and scope, he has excelled in every one of his incarnations: dj, label owner, producer, club operator, publisher and journalist.
In 2002, DJ T. and five of his friends started their own label, Get Physical Music. Within ten single releases, the label had forged an international reputation that took it far beyond its German base; it reached #4 in the annual groove reader’s poll of 2004, and claimed the coveted ‘label of the year 2005’ award from British clubbing bible DJ Mag. Established by six seasoned veterans of electronic music and club culture, the label collective included dj and production team Patrick Bodmer and Philipp Jung (M.A.N.D.Y.), producers Walter Merziger and Arno Kammermeier (Booka Shade) and studio owner Peter Hayo. Get Physical became DJ T.’s playground, and he played accordingly, driving its dancefloor identity, and honing in on what he labelled the ‘minimal booty house’ sound.
Whether djing in his hometown Berlin, or gigging internationally, DJ T.’s sets are invariably stirring and extraordinarily varied. DJ T. is no style fascist, nor is he a slave to trends; he is a bass and groove-addicted club historian, with a firm grasp of the contemporary. His sets turn 25 years of electronic music history into one finely rendered journey, transforming the links between genres and ages into a truly physical experience, whether he’s capturing the peaktime party spirit, or sending early morning crowds into veritable delirium with one of his famed marathon excursions.