BIO

Thice Santoro, a Dutch DJ/Producer with a passionate heart for Music.

It’s hard to describe the exact style of Thice Santoro, it’s a mixture of all the good music he came across through his life. It must be sexy, groovy and funky but it also can have a bit of a rough edge. Solid house music with influences ranging from early electronic music, African tribal beats, Old school house and techno, Funk music and lots more.   

Thice Santoro is no newcomer in the scene. In 2001 Thice Santoro met Ron van Kroonenburg  (aka Ronn Sono) and together with their friend Dirk Jans they started the club/dance formation Driftwood.  Their debut track Freeloader was released in 2002 and it was a worldwide dance-hit. It resulted in several European chart positions (#32 in UK Top 75, #22 in Dutch Top 40, #62 in German Top 100) and it topped worldwide dance charts. They spinned their records as a DJ-Team all over Europe and even made it to perform in “Top of the Pops”. Freeloader is now considered as a classic in its genre, and the guys are very proud of that fact.

Through the years Thice has built up a professional home-studio where he spends most of his time. In 2008 Thice Santoro started producing again with his mate Ronn Sono. As in old times their collaboration works well and it resulted in releases at the famous Flamingo Records label, the record label owned by Fedde le Grand, Funkerman and Raf.

Ronn & Thice remixed the well-known House classic "It's Gonna Be Alright" by Deepzone feat. Ceybil Jefferies from 1996. They made a fresh sounding version of it, real solid housemusic, with respect to the original. It started as a bootleg (played by Fedde le Grand and Funkerman) but the owners of the rights approved it and it became an official remix! It got released on Flamingo and also on the legendary UK Label Defected Recordings in the fall of 2009.

At that time they also got their first release on the Flamingo imprint, named “What?”. “What?” became an anthem at the Flamingo Nights weekly residency on the White Isle at Pacha. So much so in fact that label bosses Fedde le Grand and Funkerman included on the Flamingo Nights Vol. One: Ibiza compilation released over the summer. They were also asked to remix Fedde le Grand’s hit song “Let me be real” and did a remix for Etienne Overdijk’s track “End of Time”.

As he DJ he played at several parties and clubs in The Netherlands, in 2010 he even went to Miami with Ronn to play at the Miami Winter Music Conference in club Cameo at the Fedde le Grand Takeover party. Their DJ-mixes were broadcasted on national radiostations like Slam FM (Clubbin’) and Radio 3 (BNN Sense of Dance).

In 2011 Ronn Sono and Thice Santoro released a new track on Flamingo Recordings; “Momentum”. The track gains massive support in the scene from names like Tiesto, David Guetta, Hardwell, Ferry Corsten, Laidback Luke, Marco V and Fedde le Grand.

New tracks from Thice Santoro are coming up soon; solo tracks and collaborations. A new track with Ronn Sono is finished and lots of new ideas are in progress!