"The absolutely breathtaking Simon Patterson" Pete Tong Radio 1 Essential Mix 2009.
Currently ranked #42 in the DJ Magazine Top 100 DJ Poll 2009, Simon Patterson is an artist who has confirmed his elevation into the trance super-league with a series of white-hot productions and jaw dropping dj performances.
Simon's first solo offering was the well received 'F-16' but followed it up with the now legendary club smash 'Bulldozer' which brought him to the attention of every trance fan the world over. Simon has to-date racked up an unprecedented 11 consecutive #1's on Beatport (also sweeping into the #1 position on most other download stores). Little wonder then that releases such as 'Thump' and 'Somethin's Up' (collaboration with Sean Tyas) continue to tear up playlists around the world. His current offering, a double A side 'Miss You' and 'See You Soon' released on Spinnin' Records in February is the latest of his chart topping productions. With follow up releases 'Taxi', 'Mood Swing' and 'Back Stab', Simon continues to produce music of the very highest standard!
With Radio 1's Judge Jules, Tiesto, Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk, Ferry Corsten and Sander van Doorn amongst his most loyal supporters, it is easy to see why leading publications such as DJ Magazine, Mixmag, Notion and Tilllate Magazine are all tipping him for even greater things....
Exclusively signed to Spinnin' Records (home of Sander van Doorn!), his music is some of the most powerful and innovative found in trance circles today. This feat of musical excellence is regularly reaffirmed by the legion of fans who adorn t shirts and banners with his name at festival and club dates the world over. Be it in Holland or Australia's Trance Energy, Poland's Sunrise Festival, Mexico's Eurofest or St Petersburg's Global Gathering, Simon continues to grace the decks at some of the world's finest club and festival stages. Annually taking in up to 150,000 air miles his tour schedule reads like the departure board of a major international airport. Renowned for his memorable dj performances, Simon is a keen advocate that "musically it's about creating experiences", which is perhaps why he was invited by 3 x world number #1 DJ Armin van Buuren for his ASOT400 and ASOT 450 gigs showcase the very best talent in the scene. 2010 also sees Simon closing the main stage at the world renowned Trance Energy in front of 25,000 trance fans. Citing countries like Australia, Argentina, Canada, Poland, Russia and USA as some of his strongest territories, it is clear that Simon Patterson has become a truly global phenomenon.
Simon notched up his first Essential Mix on BBC Radio 1 at the end of 2009, whilst this year has already seen him mix and compile a disc for Technoclub in Frankfurt's compilation as well as being one of the first in line to mix one of Gatecrashers forthcoming digital compilations. With the summer festival and Ibiza season already shaping up to be another crazy period, Simon has firmly cemented himself as one of the scenes most prominent and respected DJ and producers.
A New York native now residing in Switzerland, Sean Tyas is one of the brightest new star to emerge in the trance scene in recent years years. He first broke onto the scene when Sander van Doorn selected him winner of the 'Punk'd' remix competition, leading to the Discover label to sign up his early releases such as 'Lift' which captured the imagination of the trance community and getting massive playlist support from the likes of Armin van Buuren, Tiësto, Paul van Dyk, Above & Beyond and Judge Jules.
The Sean Tyas buzz is tangible at all levels, from the underground club scene to huge festivals, from music buyers and the press. His undoubted talent as a producer enabled him to cut out his own niche in the highly competitive production arena to create a unique sound - the 'Tyas Sound' - and creating countless big tracks and remixes that bring to the dancefloor a mix of melodic harmony, driving groove and cutting edge production techniques.
Sean's in demand sounds are backed by a genuine love for his music and a clear passion for his fans, as evident when watching his dynamic energy on stage when DJing at any any event. Sean's meteoric rise has been reflected by various industry accolades such as the DJ Magazine Top 100 (up to #45), TheDJList.com and TranceAddict.com, as well as being awarded 'Best New Face', #3 Best Remixer / Producer at the Trance Awards, Mixmag 'Best New DJs' and Beatport 'One To Watch'.
In the UK and Ireland Sean Tyas has built up a solid fanbase at major events such as Godskitchen, Gatecrasher, Gallery / Ministry Of Sound, Planet Love and Lush, while elsewhere in Europe he's also left his mark on many famous stages, appearing on Godskitchen Global Gathering festivals Russia and Ukraine as well as the UK, Trance Energy (main stage closing set), A State Of Trance, Dance Valley and Mystery Land festivals in Holland, Judgement Sundays in Ibiza, Sunrise festival and many more. The picture is just as complete in other continents with Sean Tyas heavily touring North America at leading events such as the Miami WMC, Electric Daisy Carnival, Guvernment, Webster Hall and Ruby Skye, plus the South America Music Conference, Pacha, Privilege and Eurofest amongst the highlights in Central and South America. Elsewhere Sean also headlined the recent Music Conference Asia event and the massive Trance Energy and Creamfields tours of Australia over the past two years.
Having made his name producing numerous chart topping club hits on leading trance labels Armada, Discover and Spinnin', while also collaborating with Armin van Buuren ('Intricacy') and Simon Patterson ('Somethin's Up' and 'For The Most Part'), remixing Tiësto 'Suburban Train' and for Above & Beyond and Moby to name but a few. He's also made his mark in the compilation market with his recent 'Tytanium Sessions Alpha CD following up recent mix projects Trance Energy and Ministry Of Sound Euphoria.
Sean is about to open a significant new chapter in his career with the launch of his Tytanium Recordings label in June to coincide with the 100th Episode of his Tytanium Sessions weekly radio show. Then in the final quarter of 2011 Sean will be releasing his debut artist album which already has trance fans buzzing with expectation. Sean Tyas and his Tytanium brands are certainly on a roll!