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London based duo Tough Love have been at the forefront of the house scene for sometime now since they started out in 2011. Their distinct production, together with energetic and bass-heavy DJ sets, has created a cult following of hard-core fans across the UK and beyond. Their sound is instantly recognisable in their production hard-hitting grooves accompanied by crisp drum layers & undeniable dancability. It’s this infectious sound that won them ‘Best Single’ in The Bass Music Awards 2015 and saw them nominated for ‘Best Breakthrough Act’ at the DJ Mag Awards in 2016 & see’s them rated in the top 50 house acts in the world in 2018 on Beatport.
Already notching up two UK Top 40 singles as well as going gold in nervous countries, Tough Love have continued to demonstrate their production and songwriting prowess with a string of big dance records. Having previously been signed to the most influential major & independent record labels around including Nervous, Toolroom, Nothing Else Matters, Club Sweat, Sony Columbia, Island & Kenny Dope’s Dope Wax, they also have their own successful imprint Get Twisted. Tough Love strike the ultimate balance of releasing big records whilst still being part of the respected underground scene.
2018 has already kicked off with a bang for the dynamic duo, their first release of the year ‘One Love’ picked up huge support in the clubs & was championed on BBC Radio 1 Dance Anthems. But the boys we’re just getting started, “Dancin’ Kinda Close” on Nothing Else Matters/ RCA debuted on Radio 1 has been a huge summer hit, supported by the likes of Fat Boy Slim, Jax Jones & Danny Howard, hitting the Beatport top 5, with over a millions streams & rising. On top of this the dynamic duo have just singed a new deal with Warner Borthers , which will see them step back into the spotlight with ‘Rain Dance’. While keeping their hand in the underground with releases coming on America’s premier label Insomniac, Australia’s number 1 label Sweat It Out, Kerri Chandlers Madtech & compiling & mixing one of the most coveted album compilations in the business ‘Pure House’ 2018, its easy to see why Tough Love are once again at the very top of the house scene. As if the boys aren’t busy enough, they also find the time to host their hugely popular weekly radio show Get Twisted Radio, growing rapidly within the first 12 months Get Twisted Radio has 2 million weekly listeners all over the world.
“Over the past years we’ve been guilty of trying to please others, from tastemakers to labels. We’ve made the decision this year to make music we truly love without the pressures or influence of anyone else. We’re excited about the next 12 months & beyond because we can feel the difference in our music. We have a groove back”