Tarmo Vannas

Tarmo Vannas (TechTribe, Proton Music) [Estonia]

Tarmo Vannas, born in January 1982, has been active in the local underground dance music scene in Tallinn, Estonia, for over 12 years. He has a weekly radio show TechTribe Essentials, 1-hour upfront quality underground electronic dance music hot-mix, broadcasted on Proton Radio and various other web/FM stations worldwide, also broadcasted on nation-wide FM-station Radio 2 in Estonia. He also has a monthly show on very popular friskyRadio web station and hosts a podcast on the TechTribe website. Hundreds of listeners around the world tune in to his shows every week to check out the latest quality underground electronic dance music sounds from around the globe.

The style and type of the music he is playing has the main criterion that it's good quality music - playing what he feels is the most upfront and developing style of the moment as well as classic sounds that are timeless. At the present his musical direction has evolved into something more unclassified, a mixture of sounds varied from deep and tech to lush and melodic to dark and hypnotic peak-time groove - house, techno, minimal, breaks and trance are just elements combined together to form the sounds he is playing.

He has a list of original productions, collaborations and remix work currently in the making. His latest track "Topaz" has gained support from Jody Wisternoff and is signed to Proton Music with remixes from Derek Howell, Benz&MD, Federico Epis, Satoshi Fumi, Spin Science and Electricano. Back in 2005 his remix of Digital Witchcraft's "Fingerpaint" for Proton Music remix competition gained great support from the likes of Perry O'Neil, Above & Beyond, Greg Benz, Andy Moor and many more.

Continuing with his TechTribe radio shows, playing at various clubs and events, and working on the production and remixes, he is continuing to build his DJ/producer career into international territories. Remember to watch out for this name...