Tobtok & Adam Griffin – The Sting
Released last month and, since gaining traction with the likes of Idris Elba, Gareth Wyn Hardwell, Watermat, Todd Edwards, Riva Starr, Patrick Hagenaar, Redondo and more, Perfect Havoc boss, Adam Griffin and label regular, Tobtok, have teamed up with Penny F to deliver a brand new vocal-led version of ‘The Sting’. Out 24th May on the Hoxton-based imprint Perfect Havoc, ‘The Sting (Satisfied) (feat. Penny F)’ weaves strong piano lines and soulful female vocals with hints of Miami-style electronic disco. With radio support on the original from Annie Nightingale, Steve Smart and Apres, plus many spins across Cool FM, Rinse FM, KISS and KISS Fresh, ‘The Sting’ shows no sign of stopping.
Although this is his producer debut, Adam Griffin is no stranger to the industry. A keen DJ from the early 90’s playing pivotal London venues such as The Cross and Hanover Grand, he has also played senior roles within the music industry at imprints like RCA and INCredible – Sony’s flagship dance label. After years of commercial and underground experience, Adam co-founded and continues to run Perfect Havoc alongside Robert Davies, creating a template for a modern 360-degree music business. Perfect Havoc has made an indelible mark and has already generated close to 100 million streams thanks to support from industry leaders such as BBC Radio 1, KISS FM, Pete Tong, Tiesto and more.
Signed to Perfect Havoc, Tobtok a.k.a Tobias Karlsson is one of the most exciting young producers to emerge from the Swedish scene in recent years, releasing tracks on labels including Kitsune, Toolroom and Ministry of Sound. With a sound ranging from nu-disco to house, Tobtok has enjoyed global success with tracks such as ‘Fast Car’ ft River (double platinum in Australia and streamed over 31 million times) and his biggest track last summer, the piano-driven house track ‘As I Sleep’ with fellow Swede, Adrian Lux (13 million views on YouTube and 6 million streams on Spotify). Tobtok also hit the US DJ circuit in summer 2018, playing to packed out crowds at Output, The Standard, Love & Propaganda and ending up in Ibiza supporting Kygo at Ushuaia.
Following their back-to-back DJing appearances at multiple Perfect Havoc events around the world, Adam Griffin and Tobtok joined forces up to deliver a club banger with ‘The Sting’ as their first official collaboration. Its infectious piano riff and driving synth melody now features the sassy vocals of Penny F, whose collaborations also include starring on tracks with Rui Da Silva, Andrea Galea, and most recently with Made by Pete on ‘Our Story’, as supported by Pete Tong.
Perfect Havoc continues to tap a rich vein of releases after recent big tunes such as, Tobtok ‘As I Sleep’, Joel Corry ‘Fallen’ and Karen Harding ‘Picture’, all of which have enjoyed incredible support from DJs, Radio 1, independent radio, key Spotify playlists and more.
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