Active 2018 - Present
The Pittsburgh born and bred bodybuilder / personal trainer turned neuro prodigy has had at it for quite some time and the results are starting to stack up considerably in his favour. After having circled around the American usual suspects Divination Recordings and Abducted LTD, he’s finally graduated towards Europe with releases on C4C, Korsakov Music, ProtoCode, and Kill Tomorrow. His tracks have had DJ support from artists such as Noisia, Burr Oak, and John B. Dropset has also been featured by UKF, DJ Mag, and RedBull Music. As promising a trajectory as any.
Growing up with classic rock, hard rock, and hip hop, he segued into electronic music when he heard the Disco Deathrace 2000 mixtape by DJ Keoki at age 13. Then when he stumbled across DJ Dara at a party 2 years later, his love for DNB started and there was no turning back. He’d immerse himself in the sounds of Ram Trilogy, Ed Rush, Optical, Bad Company, Loxy, Ink, C4C, and all of those legends that formed our music the way it is today. Until he figured he needed to not just play it. Tom needed to make it. And so he started.
The year is 2016 when he decides to get serious about production, landing him his first release only 2 years after. Under the tutelage of Philth, followed by AKOV and finally even production master Joe Ford, Dropset has developed a recognizable yet unique sound that is both heavy and catchy, both easy on the ears and technically impeccable. The tunes keep getting bigger, the collabs keep getting bigger, the labels keep getting bigger, and even his body keeps getting bigger.
50 years from now, will he be named in one breath with all the immortal legends that paved the way for him to pursue a career as a drum & bass artist? No one can tell. However, if there was ever anybody from the US with the skillset, motivation, and talent in the new generation of producers, it would be Dropset. The future will tell. He is about to show you all.
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