In the wake of his latest single release “HOME” feat. Nico Santos, 23-year- old German DJ and producer TOPIC is steadily rising to the global stage, yet his Solingen studio remains home base. This is where he withdraws to, where he produces his songs, adding that Midas touch to his mix of catchy, housy EDM tunes, laden with drive and emotion and enhanced with slices of classical instrumentation.
TOPIC, alias Tobias Topic (pronounced Topitch), was 16 years old, when a cool music teacher introduced him to Logic Pro. Although TOPIC had never really been into music, it was love at first beat. He soon followed-up with productions for YouTube-heavyweights the likes of KAYEF (to be heard on the track “Find Love” off TOPIC’s debut album “MILES”) and other chart acts, who contacted him on social media.
Talking about social media: Social media are what launched TOPIC’s career, his stomping grounds so to say. Using social media to release his music out into the world, he quickly gained a sizeable amount of fans and followers: 100K and counting on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. His real-life network though is equally important. He produced all his previous videos with friends, runs merchandise from his mother’s kitchen and the connection to Jona Selle, the vocalist on TOPIC’s first single “Light It Up”, came about through a mutual acquaintance.
“Light It Up” kicked things off at the latter end of 2014. The track charted almost instantly and sold 10,000 copies to date. Only a few months later TOPIC had almost effortlessly produced three hits to his name, laying further proof to the fact that a popular German producer from Solingen can make it in the music industry on his own accord. In the meantime he has signed a record deal and is ready to take things to the next level, to become a ‘global player’: “You really have to stick with it”, says TOPIC, now set to unleash his current single “Home” feat. Nico Santos into the stratosphere.