Mladen Tomic – Biography

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MLADEN TOMIC / Night Light Records, Sci+Tec Digital, Definitive, 1605, Suara, Terminal M, Octopus, Form

Mladen Tomic’s reputation as Bosnia’s preeminent DJ and producer has gone global. International clubbers have been increasingly drawn to Mladen’s captivating blend of techno and tech house with hypnotic tribal rhythms, with the lucrative Latin American market the latest to fall victim to the Tomic beat.

A string of high-ranking releases and remixes for techno’s major players has propelled Mladen to the top of the stack. Recognition for his recordings as well as dj sets has delivered Mladen to parties across Europe and the Americas, while his high-spec home studio is more than earning its keep. Major name support has come from DJs such as John Acquaviva, Dubfire, Popof, Richie Hawtin, Umek, Adam Beyer, Monika Kruse, Sebastien Leger, Rino Cerrone, Mauro Picotto and many others.

Mladen’s DJ career kicked off in 1999 when he partnered with fellow Bosnian DJ Sinisa Tamamovic to promote events in their native Banja Luka and on tours across the Western Balkans. Not letting the dust settle on a good idea, Mladen and Sinisa set up the Night Light label. The brainchild of Mladen and Sinisa, Night Light has grown into a thriving source of own-name releases and sought after remixes with big support from global DJs.

Complementing an increasingly lauded roster of original tracks, production remains at the forefront of Mladen’s business with regular releases on some of World’s leading techno and electronic labels, such as Definitive Recordings, Form, 1605, Terminal M, Loose, MKT, Alchemy, Rhythm Convert and many others. Mladen’s most popular compositions include Before Sunset, Front Pocket, Tangas, Day In Barracuda, Lady In The House, Green Cubes, Into The Game, Floor Mover, Filterize, Singer, Physical Level etc which were on top positions in the best world electronic music shops.

In March 2012 Mladen Tomic and Sian topping the Beatport Techno Top 100 number 1 with their two-hander Front Pocket (Nicole Moudaber remix). Mladen teamed up with the Dublin born label boss of techno imprint Octopus Recordings to produce a techno tune that has been lapped up. Thanks to the edgy remix treatment by hottest member of the international DJ elite, Nicole Moudaber, Front Pocket has staked its deserved claim on the Beatport Techno top spot.

In January 2013 Mladen released Techno Tools Vol. EP for Suara with big success, even four tracks was in Beatport Techno Top 20 and two in Top 10.

Reputacija Mladena Tomića kao istaknutog bosanskog DJ-a i producenta je dostigla globalne razmjere. Očaravajući spoj tehna i tehno-hausa sa hipnotičnim ritmovima tribala je snažno privukao klabere širom svijeta, a među zadnjima koji su pali na Tomićev ritam se nalazi unosno tržište Latinske Amerike.

Niz visoko-plasiranih izdanja i remiksa za neke od vodećih tehno izvođača je vinuo Mladena u visine. Priznanja za njegove ploče su Mladenu otvorila vrata na partijima širom Evrope (Njemacka, Spanija, Holandija, Austrija, Italija, Slovenija, Engleska, Skotska, Madjarska i td) i Amerike (Kolumbija, Meksiko), dok njegov visoko-specijalozovani kućni studio i više nego uspješno posluje. John Acquaviva, Popof, Richie Hawtin, Umek, Adam Beyer, Dubfire, Sebastien Leger, Rino Cerrone, Markantonio, Kaiserdisco, Tocadisco su samo od neka od velikih DJ imena koja su mu pruzila podršku, a tu su i mnogi drugi.

Mladenova karijera kao DJ-a je započela 1999. kada se udružio sa kolegom iz Bosne, Sinišom Tamamovićem kako bi zajedno promovisali događanja u rodnoj Banjaluci i obišli Zapadni Balkan. Mladen i Siniša nisu dopustili da sve to ostane samo dobra ideja već su osnovali svoj sopstveni lebel Night Light Records. Ova Mladenova i Sinišina zamisao je prerasla u uspješan izvor njihovih sopstevnih izdanja kao i remiksa koji su izašli uz podršku nekih od svjetski poznatih DJ-eva.

Uz visoko hvaljen niz originalnih traka, produkcija i dalje ostaje u središtu Mladenovog interesovanja sa redovnim izdanjima za neke od vodećih svjetskih lebela techno i elektronske muzike, kao što su Definitive Recordings, Terminal M, Form, 1605, Loose, MKT, Alchemy, Rhythm Convert i drugi. Mladenovi najpoznatiji hitovi su Before Sunset, Front Pocket, Tangas, Day In Barracuda, Lady In The House, Green Cubes, Physical Level, Tune In i td koji su zauzimali vodeće pozicije u najboljim svjetskim prodavnicama elektronske muzike.

U martu 2012. godine Mladenov i Sianov zajednicki singl Front Pocket remixovan od strane Nicole Moudaber je dostigao broj 1 na Betport Techno chartu, a u Januaru 2013. izdanje Techno Tools Vol.1 na poznatom labelu Suara je postiglo veliki uspjeh, cak cetiri kompozicije su bile u Techno Top 20, a dvije u Top 10.