The production duo of Gabriel Ben and Lance Blaise formed the Tattoo Detectives in 2005 and has become one of the most exciting new talents in the global dance music scene. Their unique blend of electronic, funky, housey, techno elements have often come together to create some floor pounding productions. Their vibrant crowd pleasing DJ sets have often filled floors and their releases have landed on a number of different prestigious labels globally, including Intec, Sound of Acapulco, Twisted as well as their own imprint, Teggno Records.
The Tattoo Detectives have often found themselves on the playlists & charts of DJ's across the globe. Since there inception, the Tattoo Detectives have been drawing praise from some of the most regarded DJs in the world including the likes of Carl Cox & Paul Van Dyk. The Tattoo Detectives have been making some serious international headlines, which found them on Paul Van Dyk's Vonyc Sessions in June 2007 and then invited back to become a monthly regular guest on Vonyc beginning in September 2007. They also were featured on Carl Cox’s Global Radio Show in February 2007, in the Spotlight Segment which aired to over 15 million people in 20 different countries. However, Cox’s support does not stop there; he also invited the boys to open for him in October 2007 at New York’s Pacha Nightclub. The Tattoo Detectives have also been captivating crowds with their DJ sets in the US and have also been heard world wide on XM radio, Vonyc Sessions, Afterhours FM in Lima-Peru, Proton Radio and DJ Lucca’s Sound of Acapulco show in Czech Republic which aired New Years Eve in 2007.
The Tattoo Detectives productions have been favorites of many; including being charted Top 10 with Carl Cox for "Il Salto Fuori" and also selected by Carl as one of the best tracks in 2006. Carl told Residentadvisor.com "This record is storming" and "Its pumping techno in its fury." However, the support for “Il Salto Fuori” didn’t just stop with Cox, it become a regular in Paul Van Dyk’s DJ sets as well. PVD selected the track for his "Cream Ibiza" CD which released June 2008. PVD selected the track for his "Cream Ibiza" CD which released June 2008. Paul told millions of listeners on his Vonyc Show 102 "The Ibiza 2008 season is inspired by the Tattoo Detectives." It just doesn't stop with that one track. Carl's "Space Ibiza CD" released on Intec in July 2006 also featured Tattoo Detectives "ETC" and was picked as one of the best songs at Carl's Ibiza Parties in the summer of 2006. Also their single "She Bleeps N' Bloops" got some notable recognition as it made headlines with URB magazine and BEATPORT, becoming a top seller on the internet’s most prominent download music store.
The Tattoo Detectives have set quite a release slate for 2008. This year will see the release of several brand new singles, remixes, a debut artist album, along with a little more international touring in Europe & Ibiza. With support by legends like Carl Cox, Paul Van Dyk and many other A-list talents, this duo will sure make headlines in 2008 and beyond.