In a short space of time, Patrick Topping has become part of the top tier in dance music. Part the new wave of electronic music producers coming from the north of England, he is a pioneering force for a generation of upcoming artists, reflected in recently being voted 11th in Resident Advisors Top100 DJ’s of 2016 and picked as 15th by Mixmag.
His DJ career first began when he founded his own club night ‘Motion’ at respected venue Digital Newcastle, where he booked and played alongside some of the biggest names in the business including Solomun, Tale Of Us & Sven Vath.
Now 28 Patrick has gone on to make his name as a prolific producer, with a long list of stellar releases; since his debut release in 2013, he has secured 7 different Beatport #1s, 5 of which in Beatport tech house chart #1 with the likes of ‘Get Beasty’, ‘Forget’ and prominent collaborations with Green Velvet on ‘Voicemail’ and ‘When Is Now’. Meanwhile, Patrick turned his hand to remixing artists such as Matador, Booka Shade and Steve Lawler, with his remix of Raumastik’s ‘Dem A Pree’ becoming one of the biggest tracks of 2016. He rounded off this same monumental year with his first DJ mix album, Paradise On Earth vol 1, which received
Mixmag’s Compilation of The Month and 10/10 from Germany’s Faze Mag, as well as reaching number 1 in Beatport’s House chart.
Patrick’s accolades also count two DJ Awards for ‘Best Newcomer’ and ‘Track Of The Season’ for ‘Forget’, as well as DJ Mag’s ‘Best Tune’ in their Best of British Awards and a debut a Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1 (18/04/2015), almost a year to the day after being hailed one of Pete Tong’s ‘Future Stars’ in 2014 and exactly 2 years after his debut release.
Alongside his many releases with the groundbreaking independent dance label Hot Creations, Patrick has been tirelessly touring the world and is also ubiquitous presence at Jamie Jones’ wildly successful Paradise series of events. Patrick remains an Ibiza regular with further key gigs at Elrow, Cocoon at Amnesia and Sundays at Space.
Patrick’s far-reaching appeal has also seen him complete 4 Australian tours and as well as countless shows in South America and Europe, including appearances at major international festivals such as Glastonbury, Hideout, Tomorrowland in both Brazil & Belgium. In addition, he has made a name for himself in the US where he’s completed numerous headline club tours and played at the likes of Coachella Festival, Ultra Music Festival, CRSSD & Movement Detroit. As well as placing in RA Top 100 the last 3 years.
With his productions being championed heavily by Pete Tong and Annie Mac on their legendary BBC radio 1 shows, Patrick has twice performed live on Radio 1. With the world at his feet as he moves into 2017 and with no signs of letting up in either his tour or release schedule, his rapid rise to popularity looks set to have staying power as graced the cover of Mixmag’s May issue, gaining an even greater following.