Hailing from Aarhus, Denmark, Thomas Mengel (1985) made name as a dedicated DJ/producer in a short period of time. Initially busy with organizing local electronic dance events, he on occasion featured as a DJ in the line-ups of house events himself; every now and then throwing in one of his own -yet unsigned- tracks as a style-defining extra.
In early 2012, Thomas ceased the opportunity to boost his career in the world of electronic dance music by taking part in Richard Durand's "In Search of Sunrise 10: Australia" mix contest. The assignment was to create a DJ mix featuring the best classics from the complete "In Search Of Sunrise" series; the winning mix would be added to the official double-disc release as a free bonus CD.
Thomas Mengel won and was praised by Black Hole Recordings owner Arny Bink, who said: “Thomas was selected as he was one of the few DJs who did a live mix on his Pioneer CDJs. He was able to capture the In Search Of Sunrise feel throughout the mix by telling a story, whilst not overdoing it and without all kinds of redundant digital trickery.”
From that moment on, things have gone upward for Thomas as a DJ, while his professionality as a producer saw a long awaited confirmation in the fact that Black Hole Recordings offered him a label deal. His signing to the world famous imprint, founded by superstar DJ/producer Tiësto, was the best incentive for Thomas to prove his skills, turning his recording studio into a second home where he nowadays pumps out new club, festival and radio bangers on a monthly basis. All the attention didn't go unnoticed and resulted in a guestmix on the biggest radio station in Denmark: The Voice.
Thomas Mengel's unique style and sound proves to be an outstanding blend of progressive house and trance music with an attractive commercial twist to it. His singles like "Heliconia", "Slick Attitude", "Accelerate" (featuring the vocals of Roberta Harrison) and "This Is Who We Are" all harvested major support from industry heavy weights like Steve Aoki, Fedde Le Grand, Misja Helsloot, Judge Jules, Axwell, Bobina, Erick Morillo, Lange, Blake Jarell and consistently receive positive feedback.
In a recent interview about Thomas Mengel's past year, the Danish DJ/producer said: "For me it is key to create a certain mood and atmosphere in my DJ sets, just like I did in my winning ISOS mix. But to know that I can now, thanks to Black Hole Recordings, add my own tracks to my live performances is an absolute dream come true. I consider this all a once in a lifetime opportunity; something that you just can't let go to waste. Therefore I've raised the bar for myself, my ambitions are huge and I will expand my career more and more!"
It is clear that Thomas Mengel is looking at a busy and prolific year, so keep your ears open and your eyes peeled: he will soon appear in the line-up of an event near you!