TC (musician)

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TC
Birth name Tom Casswell
Also known as Tommy Boy
Origin Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Genres Drum and bass, dubstep, electronica
Occupation(s) DJ, music producer, singer
Years active 1999–present
Labels
Associated acts Pendulum, Fats, DJ Zinc, Distorted Minds, Jakes, Sub Focus
Website tcdnb.com

TC (also known as Tommy Boy) is the stage name of drum and bass producer, singer and Bristol DJ Tom Casswell.[1] He left school and started making music inspired by the sounds of the Bristol scene and the music and atmosphere of St. Paul's, the area of Bristol where he grew up.

The first two releases from TC 'Get It On' and 'Make A Little Space' appeared on Bristol based label BS1 Records. His debut album, Evolution, was released in 2007 on D-Style Recordings. TC also presented the latest edition of Watch The Ride, a compilation CD released several times a year.[2] Scratch Perverts and DJ Zinc have released them previously. His tracks Deep (feat. MC Jakes) and Jump have achieved critical acclaim in the rave scene. TC has made appearances on shows hosted by Radio 1's Zane Lowe and was regarded as a breath of fresh air in the drum and bass scene.

He is featured as a vocalist and an additional producer in "Plastic World", a song on Pendulum's 2005 album Hold Your Colour[3] (which topped 225,000 sales), along with other featured artist Fats. He was also a vocalist for the Sub Focus song "Follow The Light", which was featured in Douwma's self-titled album, Sub Focus. His follow-up Sub Focus collaboration with Culture Shock, "You Make it Better", also features his vocals and was released on Torus. His 2013 single "Get Down Low" was released through Skrillex's record label OWSLA and entered the UK Singles Chart at number 183.[4]

In 2014, DJ Fresh reworked Casswell's previously unreleased song "Make You Bounce" and Little Nikki added vocals. The product, "Make U Bounce", was released on 29 June as the third single from Fresh's forthcoming fourth studio album. Following its chart success, Casswell signed to 3Beat for his next single "Everything for a Reason", released on 26 October. His collaboration with Wilkinson, entitled "Hit the Floor", was released in January 2015 through RAM Records.

TC's sophomore album, Unleash the Wolves, was released on 8 July 2016 via 3Beat, and includes the single "Rep" (featuring Jakes). He was also the featured vocalist on Zomboy's single Saints and Sinners, released on 7 August 2017.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Evolution – D-Style Recordings – 8 October 2007
  • Unleash the Wolves - 3Beat - 8 July 2016
  • Circles of Fifths - Don't Play Records- 27 October 2017

Singles and EPs[edit]

  • Resonator / Get It On (12") – BS1 Records – 2002
  • Getcha Some More / Make A Little Space (12") – BS1 Records – 2003
  • Jamaica Street / All on Me (12") – Beatz – 2004
  • Fire in the Hole (Remixes) (12") – D-Style Recordings – 2005
  • Let's Go / New Year (12") – Valve – 2005
  • No Escape / Sick & Twisted (12") – Test Recordings – 2005
  • Deep / Robots (12") – D-Style Recordings – 2006
  • Jump / Flatline (12") – D-Style Recordings – 2006
  • Rock Star / Game Over (12") – D-Style Recordings – 2007
  • Where's My Money? / Deep (Roni Size VIP) (12") – D-Style Recordings – 2007
  • Where's My Money (Clipz Remix) / Drink (Xample Remix) (12") – D-Style Recordings – 2008
  • Where's My Money (Caspa Remix) / Tron (12") – D-Style Recordings – 2008
  • Borrowed Time VIP / Pornstar (12") D-Style Recordings – 2008
  • Concrete / Burning Starlight (12") – Don't Play – 2011
  • Tap Ho / Don't Play (12") – Don't Play – 2011
  • Bass by the Tonne EP (2×12") – Don't Play – 2012
  • No One / Tap Ho (Taxman Remix) (12") – Don't Play – 2012
  • Do You Rock? / Drug FuCT (12") – Don't Play – 2012
  • Get Down Low (EP) – OWSLA – 2013
  • Into the Jungle / Deuces – Don't Play – 2014
  • Make U Bounce (DJ Fresh vs. TC)Ministry of Sound – 2014
  • Everything for a Reason – 3Beat – 2014
  • Hit the Floor (with Wilkinson) - RAM Records - 2015
  • The Countdown - Self-released - 2015
  • Show Some Love (featuring Little Grace) - 3Beat - 2015
  • Rep (featuring Jakes) - 3Beat - 2015
  • Saints and Sinners (With. Zomboy) [Never Say Die] — 2017

Remixes[edit]

Year Song Artist
2004 "Fight Club" Distorted Minds
2005 "Original Junglesound" Adam F
"Revolution Solution" Thievery Corporation
"It's Yours" Aspect
"Zissou" Brooklyn
2006 "Look to the Future" DJ Hype
"Herb Smoke" Aries
"Let Loose" The Militia
"Warhead" Krust
"Maintain" Krust
"Shiva" Thievery Corporation
2008 "Push It Up" Clipz
2009 "Day 'N' Nite" Kid Cudi vs. Crookers
"Riverside (Let's Go)" Sidney Samson featuring Wizard Sleeve
"So Fine" Sean Paul
"Under Control" Freeland
"They Live!" Evil Nine
2010 "Nothin' on You" B.o.B featuring Bruno Mars
"Rude Boy" Rihanna
"As We Enter" Nas and Damian Marley
"Frisky" Tinie Tempah featuring Labrinth
"Last Ones Standing" Example
2011 "Cry Baby" Cee Lo Green
"Slaughter House" Joker featuring Silas
2012 "Freak" Estelle
"Say Nothing" Example
"Charge" Sway featuring Mr Hudson
"Red Heat" SKisM
"Moving Together" Document One featuring Tigerlight and Maksim
"Magnetic Eyes" Matrix & Futurebound featuring Baby Blue
"Gold Dust" DJ Fresh featuring Ms. Dynamite
"No One" Maverick Sabre
"Karmageddon" Dot Rotten
"On It" Caspa featuring Mighty High Coup
2013 "Get Lucky"
(TC Bootleg)
Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams
"Need U (100%)"
(TC Bootleg)
Duke Dumont featuring A*M*E
"Au Seve"
(TC Bootleg)
Julio Bashmore
"Latch"
(TC Bootleg)
Disclosure featuring Sam Smith
"Diamonds"
(TC Bootleg)
Rihanna
"Again-I" The Upbeats featuring Armanni Reign
"Babylon" DC Breaks
"Turn It Around" Sub Focus featuring Kele
"Earthquake" DJ Fresh vs. Diplo featuring Dominique Young Unique
"Badd" Stylo G featuring Sister Nancy
2014 "Intoxicated" Javeon
"Make U Bounce" DJ Fresh vs. TC
"Right Here" Jess Glynne
"Neon Hallway" Corbu
"Dirty Love" Wilkinson featuring Talay Riley
"Losing" Becky Hill
2015 "Raga" Barely Alive & Astronaut
"Real Joy" (Bootleg) Fono
"Down" WiDE AWAKE featuring Tanya Lacey
"Georgia" Tiggs Da Author
2016 "Crank It (Woah!)" Kideko & George Kwali featuring Nadia Rose & Sweetie Irie
"Talk To Me" (As Tommy Boy) Myro
2017 "Starboy" (TC Bootleg) The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk
"Party Till the Daylight" Hardwell
"Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?" Moby
"Do It Like Me (Icy Feet)" TCTS featuring Sage the Gemini & Kelis
"Rockstar" (TC Bootleg) Post Malone featuring 21 Savage

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hughes, Casey. "Backstage with TC". Retrieved 2018-08-13.
  2. ^ "TC* - Watch The Ride". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-08-13.
  3. ^ "Pendulum (3) - Hold Your Colour". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-08-13.
  4. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100 | Official Charts Company". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2018-08-13.

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