2015 was the year Patrick Topping cemented his status as one of the most in-demand names in dance music, securing his fifth Beatport tech house number 1, tirelessly touring the world’s biggest festivals, from Creamfields in South America to Stereosonic in Australia, to the mainstage at Movement in Detroit, whilst completing his second summer as resident at DC10 in Ibiza for Paradise. Back-to-back sets with Pete Tong (Storey Miami), Eats Everything (Coocon Ibiza), Jamie Jones (Radio 1 Ushuaia), Green Velvet (SW4 London) and Skream (Glastonbury) show how highly regarded a DJ he has become, as does his jump of 32 places to #48 in Resident Advisor’s Top 100 DJs poll.
Having topped Beatport’s tech house chart three times in 2014 with “Get Beasty” and “Forget” both released on Hot Creations, and then together alongside techno legend Green Velvet on “Voicemail,” Patrick delivered two more smash hits in 2015. Firstly, his remix of Coyu & Edu Imbernon’s classic “El Baile Aleman” reached #1 in Beatport’s Pulse (Streaming) tech house chart, and then his second collaboration with Green Velvet, “When Is Now,” reached the top spot in the Beatport tech house chart. In-between those, he also debuted on Adam Beyer’s Truesoul label with an acclaimed three-track EP. 2015 also saw Patrick cap off a stunning rise to fame with a debut Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1 (18/04/2015)—almost a year to the day after being hailed one of Pete Tong’s “Future Stars” in 2014 and exactly two years after his debut release.
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 and a debut at #80 in Resident Advisor’s Top 100 DJs poll in 2014.
He is renowned for his ability to craft infectious, dancefloor-ready rhythms that first saw him championed by Hot Creations label boss Jamie Jones. Now 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. He first came to the dance world’s attention with the 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 far-reaching appeal has also seen him complete many tours of the US, three Australian tours, and countless shows in South America and Europe, including appearances at major international festivals such as Glastonbury, Hideout, Tomorrowland in both Brazil and Belgium, and TomorrowWorld in Atlanta. With his productions being championed heavily by Pete Tong and Annie Mac on their legendary BBC radio 1 shows, Patrick performed live on Radio 1 as part of their 20th Anniversary in Ibiza show on August 1, 2015, DJing b2b with Jamie Jones to millions of radio listeners and viewers on Red Button TV.