Listening to Eddie Thoneick is akin to being grabbed by a musical whirlwind. Brilliantly crafting rhythms, soaring house vocals and diving, filthy electro beats. Eddie has a passion for the dance floor and the music that surrounds it that goes beyond infectious. Whether it’s ripping it up in the mix or delivering yet another sensational new production, it’s nigh on impossible to sit still once he’s got hold of you.
Although immersed in making music since he can remember, the real break-through for Eddie came in 2006 when his track ‘Love Sensation’ grabbed the attention of the great, the good and the almighty. Going head to head with Kurd Maverick, the pair came up with a dance floor destroyer that received support from the likes of Axwell, Erick Morillo, Pete Tong and Joachim Garraud. Eddie Thoneick was alive and kicking, and he wasn’t about to let go.
2007 saw him team up with emerging Dutch talent Berget Lewis, covering the C&C Music Factory classic, ‘Deeper Love’. Breaking straight into the notoriously hard UK market with all the ease of a hot knife through butter, ‘Deeper Love’ further established Eddie as ‘one to watch’. A title often thrown about with gay abandon but with Eddie, it seems increasingly to be the case. The fact was only underlined when in August of the same year, influential French broadcaster Radio FG gave Eddie his own weekly prime-time slot. Eddie’s sound was suddenly reaching the ears of millions – and there were big names listening. Remix requests began pouring in. Moby, Fedde le Grand, Sebastian Ingrosso & Steve Angello, David Guetta and more came knocking on Eddie’s door to get the unmistakable Thoneick touch.
It was a natural progression then when Eddie signaled his intention to create his own imprint. TONIK-rcrdngs was born and today features Eddie’s own work plus a growing collection of hot talent like Kurd Maverick, David Tort, Dons, DBN, Joachim Garraud, who share the same infectious vision for music as the man himself. The label’s first release ‘Freak N You’ received huge feedback and set the tone for things to come. Now ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ is doing the same, it’s high-octane energetic style bringing in elements of disco, rave, electro and pure uplifting vocal house music that feels like water from an oasis in a desert full of dry tech-elec-minimal nonsense that does nothing for the soul.
2010 saw the release of Eddie’s track ‘Funk’ on Subliminal Records, the famous imprint of his early supporter Erick Morillo. Also, Eddie was invited to mix and arrange the ‘Strictly Miami 2010‘ compilation for Strictly Rhythm. Today Eddie is not only part of the Subliminal Records family as a solo artist, but has teamed up with label head Erick Morillo for a giant collaboration. The duo’s first releases are ‘Nothing Better’, a classy piece of peaktime house music with the divine Shena on the vocals, and the huge summer anthem ‘Live Your Life’ featuring Shawnee Taylor.
With more Erick Morillo & Eddie Thoneick productions in the pipeline and a tour-diary that continues to expand, taking in cities across a landscape of continents from Asia and Australia to North America, South America and Europe, the word lies at Eddie’s feet for the taking.