DJ/Producer David Tort is one of the most influential Spanish artist in the global electronic music scene. His success is the product of both, his distinctive studio work and his in-demand DJ sets all around the world. Both sides have made him a household name in modern club culture.
Djing for over 30 years, David has been also brewing his studio sound for over fifteen years cultivating a unique and diverse musical personality understood both by clubbers and industry alike. His discography includes remixes for Carl Cox, Tiësto, Nelly Furtado, Kelly Clarkson, David Guetta, Bob Sinclar and Gui Boratto to name a few, in addition to original productions like “Strangers”, “Lost In Acid”, “Jack It Up”, “One Look” or the cover of “Chase The Sun” with Norman Doray which reached #2 on Beatport’s main chart for three weeks in a row. David released music with the who’s who of dance labels including Toolroom, Spinnin’ Deep, Doorn Records, Stereo Productions, Bush records, Musical Freedom, Size, Flamingo, and Zerothree, in addition to launching his own label, HoTL Records.
Without having to follow any fashion or trend David’s productions are always undeniably relevant.
In 2015 David launched HoTL Records to fill up a space that was missing in the club scene. When everything was turning either too mainstream or too underground, he wanted to create a home for artists like him who sees themselves more in that middle scene, and started helping new talent from over the world. Joined by his partner Markem, the motto was to release whatever could be played on an extended DJ set, from open to close. No matter the genre, from House to Techno HoTL is releasing music for Djs twice a month. With no limitations but making people dance and serving music to DJs, they are about to reach the label’s 100th release in 2019. After the big success in Miami for the last 4 years the label will expand its HoTL parties around the globe.
In 2017 David’s collaboration “Strangers” with Markem, Yas Cepeda, and Ella Loponte has made waves via Tiesto’s AFTR:HRS, sound tracking Miami’s WMC as one of the top buzz tracks. The record remains a mainstay in the Beatport Top 100 charts and in dj sets worldwide for over a year since its release. With more than 5 million plays on Spotify and about to reach 3 million views on Youtube “Strangers” keeps going all over the globe. You hear the record being played in clubs and radio stations every weekend.
As important as his studio work are his live gigs. From his 6 years residency at his second home, Space Miami, to Summerland, Tommorrowland, and WeAreElectric festivals, David’s marathon sessions never disappoint. He has played parties for DJ megastars Swedish House Mafia, Avicii, Tiesto and Sander Van Doorn, and is the only Spanish DJ to perform at the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills. He’s also a staple performer at the annual Winter Music Conference in Miami for the last 10 years, having his own label showcase since 2015 growing every year.
David Tort sets are always packed with driving beats, powerful bass lines, and sexy drops. On the back of a busy 2018 Tort reaffirmed his position as one of dance music’s most respected figures. Amidst constant club appearances around the world from his hometown in Barcelona where he’s throwing his David Tort & Friends event every summer for 5 years in a row, to North and South America, Ibiza and Asia.