Thugfucker

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Biography

  • From the mad genius of one Icelandic security expert and a former American politician comes a musical group dedicated to the debaucherous worship of all the good things that can happen in a dark crowded room with good lighting. With music influences fr..
    Former international aid worker teams up with Icelandic security specialist and former top model to create an international DJ supergroup. Certainly not what you'd expect from a group called Thugfucker - but then Greg Oreck and Holmar Filipsson often do tend to defy expectations. One a New Yorker transplanted to Europe, the other an Icelander transplanted to New York. Both from a strong musical background with an almost obsessive dedication to the art of wild party instigation. Growing up on an Icelandic commune full of some of the country's finest political thinkers, Holmar eschewed his past and all the heady philosophy of his childhood to move to New York and search out more physical and visceral methods of bringing happiness to the masses. Meanwhile Greg was in the midst of a successful (if short-lived) political career in America when he too became disillusioned with the duplicity and self serving interest of those around him. Disturbed by the void he saw in most people's lives, it was in the dark depths of the New York underground club scene that he finally found his true calling. Unbeknownst to each other, Holmar and Greg then propelled themselves along similar paths, throwing parties, honing their musical & studio skills and searching out inspiration from a wide variety of musical sources. Then one late night, in a cloudy alcohol fueled discussion about the plight of the genetically Rhythm-Blind, Holmar and Greg recognized the depth of their shared passions. Thugfucker was born. When Thugfucker's single, "Disco Gnome" was released in 2011 it marked the beginning of the highly respected Life and Death records and very quickly, lots of little gnomes were found in the boxes of some of the best DJs worldwide. It received widespread play in all kinds of clubs around the world from DJs as varied as Seth Troxler & the Visionquest crew, Jamie Jones, Guy Gerber, Loco Dice, Sasha, Pete Tong and many many more. It remains to this day a favorite of clubbers worldwide. Following this came another collaboration with friends and label mates Tale of Us, this time in the form of an EP for Visionquest. With two tracks, "Morgana" and "Step Aside" (featuring Scott McCloud of Girls Against Boys), this collaboration also got lots of love from DJ's everywhere, not to mention being named an 'essential' track by Pete Tong on his Radio 1 show.. And in the meantime Thugfucker have been busy traveling the globe playing extended back to back DJ sets at some of the best clubs and parties worldwide. From Panorama Bar to Fabric to BPM and Sonar and Coachella to DC10 and Output and Katerholzig and many more. If you haven't partied with them yet then you probably haven't been trying hard enough to have a good time. You should definitely try harder and join them. In addition to music and parties, Greg is also a co-founder of Life and Death alongside partners Manfredi Romano (DJ Tennis) and Matteo Milleri (from Tale of Us). Holmar has also just founded a new label called YAH! with co-conspirators James Healy and Pete Sung. Thugfucker are currently preparing their next EP for Life and Death due out in the not too distant future.
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    Selected discography

    with Pillowtalk "Homesick" - Wolf + Lamb - 2014 with Deniz Kurtel & Pillowtalk "Blackness" - Wolf + Lamb - 2012 with Deniz Kurtel & Pillowtalk "Wake Me Up" - Wolf + Lamb - 2012 as Life and Death "Step Aside/Morgana" - Visionquest - 2012 (with Tale of Us and feat. Scott McCloud) Thugfucker "Disco Gnome" - Life and Death - 2011 Thugfucker "Ahh" - Thugfucker Recordings - 2007 Thugfucker "Hundred" - Dialect Battle - 2007 Thugfucker “Blatant Promotion” - Brique Rouge - 2007 Thugfucker "Are You Ready 2 Rock?" - Thugfucker Recordings - 2006 Thugfucker "Disco V / Knight Rider" - Thugfucker Recordings - 2006 Thugfucker "Not A Remix" - Brique Rouge - 2006 Thugfucker "The Dance" - Was Not Was - 2006 Thugfucker "Pocket Rocket" - Music For Freaks - 2004 Thugfucker "Bodyshaker" - Moodmusic - 2004 Remixes: Climbers ft. Clarian "Tomorrow Never Comes" (Thugfucker and Nico Stojan Remix) - Smoke N' Mirrors - 2015 Kerb Staller "Siren Song" (Thugfucker's Lio's Wide Shut Rework) - Leftroom - 2014 Louie Fresco "So Good" (Thugfucker Remix) - No. 19 - 2014 Adeline "Under the Moon" (Thugfucker Remix feat. Greg Paulus) - Culprit - 2013 Lopazz & Casio Casino "I Feel Love" (Thugfucker Remix) - Get Physical - 2013 Shiny Objects "Just Fabulous" (Thugfucker Remix) - Smoke & Mirrors - 2012 Mike Monday “Zum Zum” (Thugfucker Remix) - Great Stuff - 2008 Kasper Bjorkë “Doesn’t Matter” (Thugfucker Remix) - Plant Records - 2008 Antipop vs Asia Argento “Vampy” (Thugfucker’s Desire Remix) - Refuge - 2008 The Remote "Like You" (Thugfucker Remixes) - Global Underground - 2007 Justin Harris "Whoa Pampas" (Thugfucker Remix) - Tombone Vibrating Music - 2007 Gwen Maze "Soul Place" (Thugfucker Dub) - Dialect Battle - 2007 Scandal, Inc "That's A Good Look" (Thugfucker Remixes) - Coma - 2006 Malente "New Jazz Go Home" (Thugfucker Remix) - Unique - 2005 Compuphonic "Analog Sparkles" (Thugfucker Remix) - Dirty Dancing - 2005 Dan Berkson "Easy" (Thugfucker Remix) - Gourmet - 2005 Sasse "Flame It" (Thugfucker Remix) - Moodmusic Limited - 2005