Ever wondered how Tom Stephan created the name Superchumbo?
On this episode, I sit down with Tom and talk about his life in London, his music career and his sobriety. I’ve played a lot of his records over the years, and still play his new productions. I know a lot of you DJs can also say the same. For my dancers, party goer’s and club kids out there, you have danced to his music for hours on end. He opened about overcoming addiction, the 12 steps and touring as a sober DJ. I found a lot of inspiration in our conversation, and I know you will find some as well.
In this episode you will discover:
- Tom’s first love of music
- His influences in electronic music
- Tom’s falling in love with House Music
- How he came up with the name Superchumbo
- Tom’s creative process and flow in the studio
- Who he listens to when not working in the studio
- Sobriety thru the 12 Steps
Tom Stephan is an artist who indeed marches to his own drum. The US-born, UK-based DJ has headlined the world’s most highly regarded parties and clubs from the Black Party New York to the White Party Palm Springs, from Space Ibiza to Stereo Montreal to Ageha Tokyo, while holding down residencies at Beyond London, Matinee Barcelona, WE Party Madrid, Big Paris, Rapido Amsterdam, Karmabeat Mexico City and Alegria NYC.
In the studio, he’s among the most accomplished, with a discography of original and remix work that includes 18 Billboard Dance Chart Number One’s and reads like a whos-who of global dance music producers: from Basement Jaxx to Beyoncé, Missy Elliot to Major Lazer.
Most well-known for his “Superchumbo” moniker, Tom’s sound was born out of the NYC after-hours scene and merged with his home base in East London. Never one to accept complacency, Tom has embraced the creative advantages of using Traktor as his DJing “instrument.”
This full-fledged flexing of technology allows him to create an unrelenting dance-floor experience that is unrivaled concerning intensity, creativity, and fluidity. Hear for yourself why Tom Stephan is heralded as one of the best in the game.