Internationally acclaimed DJ and producer Tomas Barfod's early musical influences ranged from the likes of Goldie, Massive Attack and Portishead, to Goa trance and techno, before drifting into house and disco. These influences subsequently manifested themselves in the acid disco-inspired club-bangers released as Tomboy via Gomma records and the ambient techno he unleashed via Kompakt.
In 2012 Barfod released his debut solo album, the sophisticated mesh of electronics that is “Salton Sea”. Lauded by the likes of Pitchfork, Dazed & Confused and Gorilla vs Bear, its success took Barfod slightly by surprise.
Inspired by a move to LA and mainly written and recorded on the road,it was an album that was imbued with a sense of spontaneity and experimentation. Its success paved the way for the follow-up, “Love Me”, an album that continued the spirit of adventurousness but took it to a whole new level.
Barfod's skills as a DJ has taken him around the world, where he has played legendary venues like Fabric (London), Panorama Bar (Berlin), Bar 25 (Berlin), Goa (Rome), Social Club (Paris), Echoplex (LA).
The last couple of years Tomas has been sharing his time between Los Angeles and Copenhagen. In LA he works as a producer and has cuts on several international albums.
Tomas Barfod will release his next EP “Glory” on Sound of Copenhagen on November 13.