Tomasz Guiddo - DJ, producer, sound designer, radio journalist. Born in Warsaw, lived in Berlin, based in Shenzhen/Hong Kong. Producer of Manhooker. DJ at RadioJazzFM. Co-founder of VINYLHOUSE recordstores in Shenzhen and Xi'an.
Tomasz Guiddo – DJ, composer, multi-instrumentalist, producer, sound designer, radio journalist. Born in Warsaw, lived in Berlin, based in Shenzhen.
Being raised in Warsaw and Berlin, his musical career started at an early age performing in theatres as a young guitar prodigy. It soon became an addiction to music itself, where jazz and flamenco were the greatest of influences. His first music productions (while still attending primary school) were made using a PC and some very basic ‘cut and paste’ software. At the age of 15 he sneaked into the old Tresor club to experience something that he would never forget.
Around 2002 he reached out for some new sampling and mixing techniques and got involved in non-commercial club music for good. His first DJ experience he gained in Warsaw’s underground clubs. In 2008 he became a member of the Warsaw Electronic Festival artists community playing an active role in the East-European experimental electronic music scene development.
Always close to the German electronic music scene he finally moved back to Berlin in 2011 and set his recording studio up in Prenzlauer Berg. A year later his house project – Manhooker – released the debut EP ‘Wheels in Motion’ (“Genius!” – De:Bug Magazine 01/02/2013) on Unterton/Ostgut Ton. Next releases and deals with the most influential record labels – such as Compost, Get Physical, Beats In Space, Sonar Kollektiv, Luv Shack, Connaisseur, Mule Musiq, Bordello A Parigi – followed.
Guiddo has presented his unique and eclectic mixture of house/techno/disco/nu-jazz in many of the most important clubs, art galleries and festivals around the world: Tresor Berlin, Berghain/Panorama Bar Berlin, Sisyphos Berlin, Kater Holzig Berlin, MoMA PS1 New York, Polish National Gallery of Art, T-Mobile Electronic Beats Festival Warsaw, Berns Stockholm, Oestre House for Sound Art Bergen, Wax Brussels, Casa Gracia Barcelona, Tempo Madrid, Cassero Bologna, Dada Shanghai, Arkham Shanghai, Pepper Club Shenzhen, Oil Shenzhen, Tag Chengdu, Woobar Bali, Kyo Kuala Lumpur, Elysium KL, Potato Head Hong Kong, Potato Head Singapore, Mustache Bangkok (and many many more!) performing as DJ or live using sequencers, synthesizers and processed instruments.
Since September 2005, he manages his own cyclic radio show - Input Output Putput - on RadioJazzFM (www.radiojazz.fm), presenting a fusion of rare grooves and electronic beats every Wednesday at 7PM(CET).
Recent collaborations include names like: Jamie Lidell, Louie Austen, Ursula Rucker, Jimi Tenor, Arnold Kasar, Georges Perin, Steven Hall (Arthur Russell/Loose Joints), Masia One, Niki Darling, Snax (Cpt Comatose), and more.
His music has been remixed by Ewan Pearson, Tom Findlay (Groove Armada), The Juan MacLean, Justus Kohncke, Michael Reinboth, Kalabrese, Daniele Baldelli, DJ Rocca, Massimiliano Pagliara, Rotciv, Kez YM, Uku Kuut, Corrado Bucci, Envee,..
In 2014 Tomasz relocated to Shenzhen, China where he is considered a key personality for developing the club scene in South of China as both trendsetting DJ and promoter. According to Mixmag he is "the man putting Shenzhen on the map (...) Tomasz Guiddo has been a major force in the storm brewing over there."
Selected press feedback:
The FADER: "his love for adventurous rhythms is clear, infectious, and guaranteed to get you out on the floor."
De:bug Magazine about "Wheels in Motion" EP: "Genius!"
Mixmag about "Pushin & Shovin": "Manhooker really belongs on the house page!"
Groove about "Wheels in Motion" EP: "hypnotic discosound"
Last Gas Station about "Gin 'n' Tears" EP: "superb three-track record of disco-pop beauty"
Ransom Note about "Gin 'n' Tears" EP: "In a better world this would be soaring up the charts as a slice of classic pop"
Juno.co.uk about "Gin 'n' Tears" EP: "Powerful!"
Turntable Lab: “Fantastic stuff”
JunoDownload about "Walked Out" ft Jamie Lidell Remixes: "He may be currently residing in Shenzhen, China, but Guiddo is having a great week in the west”
Jet Set Japan about "Hide": "Powerful release again!"
Last Gas Station about "Hide": "a glorious disco gem that’s perfect for your next car rides"
Mixmag Asia: "the man putting Shenzhen on the map (...) Tomasz Guiddo has been a major force in the storm brewing over there."
Only Techno Magazine: "Poland's most adventurous DJ"
JunoDownload: "Tomasz Guiddo should be familiar to those who dig the intersection of house and disco"
Lava Lava: "Effortlessly cool sound!"
JunoDownload about “Go Back”: “Arthur Russell would be proud! Outstanding!”
XLR8R about “Go Back”: “Alluring pop-infused disco”
Him Self Her about “Go Back”: “Fantastic and jazzy”
Le Visiteur about “Go Back”: “An incredible and evocative journey”
Selected discography Guiddo
as Tomasz Guiddo:
Running feat. Ursula Rucker (KID Recordings 2019)
Queen Tea feat. Niki Darling (Fine Coincidence Recordings 2019)
Stardust Memories (KID Recordings 2019)
Go Back with Nirosta Steel (Compost Disco 2019)
Hide feat. Kasar (Compost Disco 2018)
Gin 'n' Tears EP feat. Georges Perin (Beats In Space Records 2014)
Walked Out feat. Jamie Lidell & Snax (Luv Shack 2016)
Dream Your Dream feat. Louie Austen (Luv Shack 2016)
Cat & Mouse feat. Georges Perin (Compost 2014)
Los Instrumentos (Brise 2017)
Wheels In Motion EP (Unterton / Ostgut Ton 2013)
Pushin' & Shovin' (Luv Shack 2013)
Special Deal EP feat. Snax (Sonar Kollektiv 2013)
Heartbeat (Mule Musiq 2014)
Higher State (Of Elevation) (Connaisseur 2014)
I Am Disco feat. Miss Plug Inn (Bordello A Parigi 2015)
Hard Ton - The Way You Rock (Tomasz Guiddo Remix) (Luv Shack 2017)
The KDMS - Terminal One (Guiddo Remix) (U Know Me 2016)
Kasar - Dawning (Guiddo Remix) (Sonar Kollektiv 2015)
Alphabetical - Rusted Gold (Guiddo Remix) (Glamour Punk 2015)
Piotr Bejnar - She's Crazy (Guiddo Remix) (Otake 2014)
8Barz, FUTR3 & Martin Villenueve - Look In Your Eyes (Guiddo Remix) (Glamour Punk 2014)
Samplers and compilations:
25 Compost (10xLP Deluxe Box) - Compost Records
Altholz Gipfeltreffen - Brise
BIS 001-020 - Beats In Space
Compost Funk Selection - Compost Records
Living Room Techno 4 - Connaisseur
Late Summer Vol.6 – Last Gas Station
Chillax (Smooth Chill-Out Sounds For Pure Relaxing) Vol.4 – City Lounge
Nightvisions (Liquid Chill Out Grooves) Vol.2 – City Lounge
Tropical House Deluxe – Wormland Music
Paradise Lounge Vol.6 – Wormland Music
Ibiza Sunset – Silent Breeze Records
Selected Beach Grooves: Volume Ibiza – Silent Breeze Records
Waves Vol.3 – Elements Of Life Records
Reflections Vol.3 – Elements Of Life Records
Timeless Chill Vol.9 – Elements Of Life Records
Sundown Chill Miami 2015 – Elements Of Life Records
Sunset At Café Del Sol – Silent Breeze Records
Chill Seduction Vol.4 – Elements Of Life Records
Sonar Kollekting Vol.1 - Sonar Kollektiv
Frische Luft - Ventil
4/4 - WEFREC
Sound Education and Social Chnage - WEFREC
Unknown Points - WEFREC
Poland Calling 2 mixed by Catz 'n Dogz - Sentence
Warszawa - VLNA Magazine
WEF Days - WEFREC