Thomas Urv is one of the key players of the norwegian techno scene after having played different radioshows and nearly every club, festival and illegal rave in Norway, ever since he purchased a pair of Technics decks 14 years old, back in 1990.
He has promoted countless clubnights and big events around Norway since the early 90s, presenting numerous international techno acts and djing alongside more. Artists like Luke Slater, Jeff Mills, Juan Atkins, Derrick May, Surgeon, Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, Paul Woolford, Dj Hell, Dave Clarke, Mathew Jonson, Robert Hood, Tiesto, Slam, Speedy J, Kevin Saunderson, Oliver Ho, Marcel Dettmann, Marco Carola, Radio Slave, Ben Sims, James Ruskin, CJ Bolland, Claude Young… The list goes on to include many of the world’s biggest techno acts that has yet made it up north to little Norway.
Over the years his touring schedule has taken him all across Europe and Canada, performing at clubs such as Fabric in London and Berghain in Berlin, as well as festivals such as ADE and Bestival.
Known for his fast and complex mixing skills with old school cutting and scratching, combing vinyl with looped digital decks.
In the spring of 2014, Thomas and long time friend Miss Mostly launched the label branch of his over 20years running, legendary techno club PLOINK, and have to date reached 19 vinyl releases, all with celebrated artwork, and a growing roster of artists signed. Mixmag Magazine recently called PLOINK one of their favourite techno labels in the magazine’s stellar review of KSMISK’s fresh Magma EP released on the rising label.
Thomas released his debut album «O Sweet Exorcism» on PLOINK february this year, with praise from heroes like Laurent Garnier, Mark Broom, Ben Sims, Leftfield, The Black Dog and Scuba.
With more releases to drop next year, you’ll find him spending his weekends either djing or skiing the norwegian mountains, a seasoned lover of the offpist freeriding, a feeling recognized in his sets.