"Put Your Hands Up In The Air - Put Your Hands Up In The Air" is just one of the many battle cries that defines the DJ TONKA brand. Growing up in a family of artists & Jazz musicians and being strongly influenced by the New Wave sound that dominated the 80s, it was the German Thomas-René Gerlach who threw the first internationally recognized House plates on the market. With the release of “Feel“, "Flashback“ and "Phun-ky" on the U.S. label Force Inc. he created a new genre along the way: the cut-up disco, from which later the offshoot French House developed."You're A Legend" were Axwell's words, when the two met for the first time - where else, but in a DJ booth. Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim expressed this at a common set in Brighton by a spontaneous genuflection. It was Daft Punk who were inspired by DJ TONKA's distinctive melodies influencing their hit "Around The World". They even paid homage to him by name dropping in the track "Teachers" from their debut album "Homework" *uncompl.
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