HDNSM #208: Thierry


Thierry has been Djing under the alias Trol since the late 90s when he actively took part of the French local electronic music scene. Always supporting the most meaningful side of music, he was very keen on playing both Techno and Drum&Bass, bringing up a unique blend of grooves and basslines. Originally based right in the German and Swiss borders gave him the opportunity to play to well-educated music fanatics in the three surrounding countries.

Looking for new challenges, he moved to London in 2003 and settles in the underground world of sound systems and warehouse parties. Between 2005 and 2010, thierry was involved with Acme Soundz and in charge of the Drum&Bass room for Family Groove. This took him gradually to play in some of the best venues in town and abroad including the London Coronet, Seone, Mass Brixton, Lakota (Bristol), Alpheus (Rome), Mikroclub (Cagliari), Universal Dog (Lahr), Nordstern (Basel), Laiterie (Strasbourg), alongside heroes Ed Rush, Bad Company, Noisia, Cause4Concern, Black Sun Empire, Joey Beltram, Marco Remus, Dj Rush, Miss Djax, Valentino Kanzyani,.

In 2006, International-Dj Mag picked one of his mixes for its Raw talent competition and comments >> “I try to transmit a deep energy”, he says and that’s what we liked about this set – if there’s one thing this mix has in spades it’s energy for sure!>

Nowadays Underground Deep Techno and House is the focus of his Dj sets and studio work. Many efforts are made to learn the craft of music making. Gaining a diploma from the SAE institute and a degree in Music Technology at the London College of Music helped to gain the right skills to master an all round music production process. His first and only released so far was a remix for Owen Howells on Birmingham based Celestial Recordings which gain support from artists such as Audiofly, Konrad Black, Anja Schneider (played on her ‘Best of 2013 mix’ for Ibiza Global Radio), Troy Pierce, Steve Bug or Adam Beyer.

thierry keeps also very active in the London circuit with events while being the stage manager for Art of Dark and Home which takes place at Studio 338, Troxy Theatre, Bloc, The Laundry as well as bringing the brand abroad in Barcelona, Berlin, Ibiza, and Moscow. Simultaneously he is the Founder of Enthral (at Cafe 1001 and Bar 512) and co-founder of the new monthly event Stump (at Cre8 studios) which has brought so far artists such as Gescu, Laylla Dane, Arapu, Crihan, Herodot or Zotist as well as an array of talented local talents.