Toby Farrugia

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Toby Farrugia (known as Toby)is a Maltese DJ and music producer. He started playing piano at the age of 6, moving on to various instruments including guitar, bass, drums and percussion, keyboards, synths and effects. After playing and performing with a number of Maltese bands, including Theater, Nightwing, Sanity and Syrup, he decided to venture into solo production, live PA's and DJing.

Toby has performed in clubs and festivals in Malta, UK and Europe alongside top DJs such as Danny Hussein, Johnny Orange (London), DJ Quicksilver, Jim Masters, Andy Passman, Dave Angel, Trevor Rockcliff, Sister Bliss, Rhythm Masters, Danny Rampling, Jacques de Marseille, Hernan Cattaneo, Seb Fontain, Armin Van Burren, Chicane and many more. He has also performed on a number of TV programmes, including MTV Europe and the Dance Floor Charts, BBC, and various top Maltese programmes.

His DJ sets and live performances are rooted in Funky/Electro House, whereas his music productions vary from Classical, Chill Out, Ambient, Tribal, Breakbeats, Dirty/Funky/Electro Clash/Pop House to Emotional and Elements of Trance, Electro-Rock, Soundtracks/Scores and Sound Effects for Movies, Documentaries, and TV etc.

Contents

Discography

Singles

  • Imagine (EMI UK)
  • Forever, On the Shore (EMI UK)
  • Higher (Sue Roseworth UK)
  • Do what u wanna do(Sue Roseworth UK)
  • I don't want your love (ft Coryse)
  • Waves of Emotion
  • Sunscape (ft Jotham)
  • A New Dawn (ft Coryse)
  • Soundproofspindle
  • Let it Rain (ft Elvira Keilm UK)
  • Get Up (Nominated for Best Dance Song BMA's 2006/Winner Best Dance Song MMA's 2007 )
  • On your mind (ft Sarah Z)
  • Greedy for Life
  • Queen of Funk (ft QEII)
  • Search (ft Kristina Casolani)
  • Radiolized (ft Shaun Grech of Syrup) (Nominated for Best Dance Song BMA's 2007)

Remixes

  • Talking to myself - Screamdaisy (EMI UK)
  • Say Hey - Ira Losco
  • Cloud - William Mangion
  • Brand new start – Larissa
  • Another day - J Anvil
  • Red - The New Harmonics
  • Every time it Rains - Sean Ensign (2007 Re Edit)(D6 Records) (No 9 in UK Club Charts)
  • In my head - Aaron Benjamin
  • I'm Sorry - Jill Criscuolo (US Artist) (Distinctive Music)
  • The only way is up – Yazz (2007 Edit, Big life Records)
  • Angel of Love - Karen Danzig (UK Dance Diva) (2007 Re-Edit D6 Records/Liberty Music)

Albums

Compilations

  • Club Euphoria (2004) (EMI UK)
  • Ira Losco - Blends and Remixes (2005)

Film Scores and Soundtracks

  • Angli (Angels, German/Maltese Action Movie)(2005)
  • A Tribute to Rocky (German short film) 2006)
  • The George Cross (WWII in Malta)(2005)
  • The Wreck Detectives (Diving DVD)(2006)

Toby has also produced music for a number of foreign and local TV programmes, adverts and jingles and hosts Toby's Wall of Sound which is broadcast every Wednesday night at 2230 hrs CET on Bay Radio 89.7(www.bay.com.mt)

Radio Airplay

Each of Toby's releases to date has received regular airplay from the Maltese radio stations, with some of them also making it into radio playlists abroad. His music has also been played and distributed in clubs in the UK, Germany, Italy and Australia.

See also

Digi Kinda Groove CD Review (Michael Bugeja - The Malta Independent 02 Aug 2006)

Toby Produces L-Istrina Single (Michael Bugeja - The Sunday Times of Malta 23 Dec 2007)

External links

www.tobymusic.net

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