Thu, 8 January 2009
Rod B. & Alvaro Garfunk bring you the Miami Underground Movement
Lance Blaise has become one of the most exciting new talents in the global dance music scene. His unique blend of electronic, funky, housey, techno elements have often come together to create some floor pounding productions. Lance's vibrant crowd pleasing DJ sets are known to fill floors worldwide, and his releases have landed on a number of different prestigious labels globally, including Intec, Sound of Acapulco, Twisted as well as his own imprint, Teggno Records.
Lance has over 40 releases under the names Lance Blaise, Tattooo Detectives, and Tacopimp. His tracks appear on Intec, Vandit, Teggno, Sound of Acapulco, Rawthentic, Definition, Tech Head, and soon on System Recordings. Starting in 2006, Carl Cox took notice with a track “ETC” in which Cox later signed to his “Carl Cox Space Ibiza CD”. Lance Blaise, under the moniker of Tattoo Detectives followed up that single with his club anthem “Il Salto Fuori”. This track gained massive support by the likes of Paul Van Dyk & Carl Cox to name a few. Cox told Resident Advisor that, "This record is storming" and "Its pumping techno in its fury." Carl even selected it as one of his best tracks for 2006. Later, PVD also commented on his Vonyc show saying “The Ibiza season in 2008 has been inspired by ‘Il Salto Fuori,’ and its all about ‘this dj is f@ckin crazy’ everyone” which is the lyrical quote that Lance Blaise sings on “Il Salto Fuori”. Another single Lance produced under Tattoo Detectives, "She Bleeps N' Bloops", got some notable recognition as it made headlines with URB magazine, and became a top seller on the internet’s most prominent download music store, Beatport. This was just part of his success on Beatport as he had a top selling remix in early 2007 as well with the remix he did of 'Yeehaw Junction' under his other moniler, Tacopimp. Lance’s “Dirty Volume" also gained support, as a regular in Coxy's playlist, and it as also signed to Adam Sheridan's latest CD compilation on Goodgrief.
In 2008, Lance Blaise creeped his freaky minimal techno sound into Beatport's Top 100 breaking into the 30 slot and holding steady for 3 weeks with the release of "Snapback." Again in October of 2008 Lance's remix of Carlo Lio's "Is That So" also broke into the Top 100 of Beatport.
In 2009 Lance Blaise will be releasing numerous EPs and remixes on his own label, Teggno Records, as well as on other well known labels. Lance has already set a touring schedule in Latin America, and also plans on touring in Europe, USA, as well as a summer trip to Ibiza. With proven support from big names like Carl Cox, Paul van Dyk, and many other industry leaders 2009 will be another year where Lance Blaise aka Tattoo Detectives will grow into a dancefloor name.
Special Thanks to Lance Blaise