Thomas Urv is one of the key players of the Norwegian techno scene. He’s played every club, festival and illegal rave in Norway ever since he purchased a pair of Technics aged 14, more than 20 years ago as well as being largely responsible for promoting the finest club nights and big events Norway has to offer, introducing the country to artists like Luke Slater, Jeff Mills, Derrick May, Surgeon, Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, Paul Woolford, DJ Hell, Dave Clarke, Mathew Jonson, Slam, Speedy J, Kevin Saunderson, Oliver Ho, Marcel Dettmann, Marco Carola, Radio Slave, Ben Sims, James Ruskin, CJ Bolland, Paul Woolford, Claude Young… The list goes on but you get the point.
Known for his fast and complex mixing skills, musically his sets go high and low within new techno, open to the melodic as well as the rhythmic, not hesitating to spice it up with the odd techno classic, his appearance at this year’s Bestival represents your chance to experience one of the world’s finest techno DJs up close and personal on a rare trip to these shores.
2014 will see Thomas busy in the studio, building up material for future releases on his PLOINK imprint. You’ll find him spending his weekends DJing or also skiing the norwegian mountains, a seasoned lover of the offpist freeriding, a feeling recognized in his sets.