In the short space of two years, Patrick Topping has become one of the most in demand names in dance music. Having secured 3 Beatport number 1’s in the Tech-House chart with ‘Get Beasty’, ‘Forget’ and his collaboration with Green Velvet on ‘Voicemail’, Patrick’s accolades also count two DJ Awards for ‘Best Newcomer’ and ‘Track Of The Season’ for ‘Forget’, as well as DJ Mag’s ‘Best Tune’ in their Best of British Awards — topped off by debuting at #80 in Resident Advisor’s Top 100 DJs poll. Renowned for his ability to craft infectious, dancefloor-ready rhythms that first saw him championed by Hot Creations label boss Jamie Jones, Patrick recently capped a stunning two-year rise to fame off with a debut Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1 – almost a year to the day after being hailed one of Pete Tong’s ‘Future Stars’ in 2014 and exactly 2 years after his debut release.
At 26 years old, Patrick first built a DJ career around playing at his own popular club night, ‘Motion’ at Digital Newcastle where he booked and played alongside some of the biggest names in the business. First coming to the dance world’s attention with critically-acclaimed debut EP ‘Walk On’ via Hot Trax in 2013 – followed by equally successful follow up EP ‘Any Amounts’ on Hot Creations – Patrick’s rise has been nothing short of exponential. Fast-forward to 2014 and the subsequent releases of ‘Get Beasty’, the ubiquitous ‘Forget’, and ‘Voicemail’ — and Patrick has also smashed his Ibiza debut at DC10 for the hugely successful Paradise event alongside the likes of Richy Ahmed, Infinity Ink and wAFF. With plans to return in 2015, Patrick’s far-reaching appeal has also seen him complete tours of the US, Australia and Europe as well as appearances at major international festivals such as Glastonbury, Parklife, Hideout, Tomorrowland in Brazil and Movement in Detroit.
With his productions being championed by Pete Tong and Annie Mac on their legendary BBC radio 1 shows, Patrick’s productions have an effortless swagger when it comes to working the dancefloor. Knowing exactly how to work a crowd and making a name for himself with his extremely infectious basslines and dancefloor weapons, he’s since delivered remixes for Cuartero & wAFF’s ‘Break a Sweat’ on Matthias Tanzmann’s highly respected Moon Harbour label, as well as releasing via Defected, VIVa MUSiC, Avotre and Circus Recordings. He shows no signs of letting up either, with another EP release on his home label Hot Creations in the pipeline, as well as a remix via Coyu’s tastemaking Suara imprint — proving Patrick is perfectly placed to enjoy another landmark year in 2015.