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Poll 2023: Tujamo

From: Germany

DJ style: “House / electronic.”

Best known for: “‘Drop That Low’.”

2023 started in typically busy fashion for German-born artist Tujamo. His single with The Stickmen Project and Sleepwalkrs, featuring vocals from Glasgow Ki$$, dropped on electronic powerhouse Spinnin’ Records in January and made big noise. ‘I Fucking Love Dance Music’ combined slick house flow with hypnotic, emotionally-charged harmonies, and more bits then landed in quick succession. The pounding ‘Vida Loca’ with Antoine Delvig, a bounce-driven ‘Freak’ alongside Azteck and INNA, and the Paul Johnson-sampling ‘Get Get Down’ were all memorable. And, more recently, ‘Don’t Stop’ took fans in an altogether darker direction, throwing a pulsating bassline beneath horns, hi-hats and polished vocals.

When it comes to touring his diary has looked just as hectic, with dates across the globe, including at a number of iconic institutions. Not least Cologne’s Bootshaus and Ministry of Sound in London. Then there’s the long list of international festivals he has graced, including another headline set on the monolithic main stage at Untold in Romania. Now firmly focused on what comes next, the recent launch of his own imprint, City Stars Records, is top of the agenda, with more releases set to drop by the end of 2023, suggesting the future could be even bigger than the past. 

Hero of 2023: “Peggy Gou."

Fave tune of 2023: “Genesi ‘Everything You Have Done (Meduza Edit)’.”

Best DJ set youve seen in 2023: “Swedish House Mafia at Tomorrowland.”

What was the most exciting tech development of 2023? “For me, personally, we’re now using a live ‘out-of-hand’ camera signal and including it in the show visuals. Feels like we’re even more connected now.”

Rising star DJ/producer of 2023: “Antoine Delvig.”

What gives you hope for 2024? “I’ve personally had one of my best summers ever — that makes me super exited for 2024.”