28-year-old Tobtok aka Tobias Karlsson, is one of the most talented artists leading the new wave of Swedish electronic music DJ / producers. He has generated over 100 million streams on Spotify alone, enjoyed consistent DJ and radio support (BBC Radio 1, KISS FM, Capital Xtra and more) is in high demand as a remixer and producer for other artists, and still finds the time to DJ around the world. Tobtok continues to prove he is a rare talent.
Tobtok has released on such eminent labels as Kitsuné, Astralwerks, Perfect Havoc, Ministry of Sound, Toolroom, Armada and more, showcasing a sound ranging from nu-disco to uplifting house. His tropical-flavoured ‘Fast Car’ ft River (Neon Records) crashed into the top 20 in Australia, reached double-platinum sales and charted around the world. As a producer he’s worked on other tracks such as Karen Harding’s hit, ‘Picture’ (7.5 million streams) and Alex Ross ‘Dreams’ (23.5 million streams) and his remix skills have been called upon by the likes of The Magician, Blonde, Ella Henderson, John Legend, Wretch-32, Christina Aguilera ft Nile Rodgers, Take That, and most recently, Sam Feldt, Wilder Woods, Aloe Blacc, and Kesha to name a few.
Recent releases such as ‘Pick You Up’ (with Redondo ft Penny F), ‘Something ‘Bout The Music’ (with AKA George & Oliver Nelson), ‘The Stand Off’ and ‘The Sting’ (both with Adam Griffin) have all received heavy DJ and radio support, including Mistajam and Scott Mills’ shows on BBC Radio 1.
Tobtok reaches over a million listeners a month on Spotify and is a regular name in key playlists such as New Music Friday, Friday Cratediggers, Dance Rising, and Mint. His productions have been streamed over 7 million times on Apple Music and are regularly featured in playlists including DanceXL, Breaking Dance, and Summer House.
With the success of his productions, Tobtok has had the opportunity to showcase his skills as a DJ. Hugely respected house label, Toolroom, invited him to provide a mix for their ‘Miami Poolside’ album series, he has graced the decks at Ushuaia in Ibiza 6 times to date, and played The Warehouse Project, Village Underground and Kitsuné nights. He’s appeared at festivals such as Creamfields, Sziget and Summerfade, as well as toured across the USA with his own headline dates.
With more massive tracks, collaborations and DJ sets lined up, Tobtok is ready to break through in a big way.