Those that know their dance music will be more than aware of DJ/Producer, Tom Stephan AKA Superchumbo – a New Yorker whose dreams of making music in the big smoke led him to cross the pond in the early nineties.
Within months of his arrival, Tom had already landed the prestigious warm-up slot for Danny Tenaglia at Ministry of Sound, and was soon hosting his own night at Turnmills and wowing the scene with his mix of high-octane nonsense!
Not long after that Tom’s alter-ego, Superchumbo was born – Superchumbo meaning Super-leaded in Portuguese – and the term adding “fuel to the fire” of dance music was given a whole new meaning. It was then that Tom’s breed of super fan, the ‘Leadhead’, started to appear and ChumboMundo was created giving something for the Leadheads to get high on other than gas!
Where most have died a DJ death amongst the constant influx of talent, Tom has remained a permanent fixture. And so it’s about time Tom returned to do what he does best, setting our ears and feet on fire, with his new compilation series, ‘Let’s Go Chumbo’ – A double album filled with “edgy, energetic, dark, dramatic, high octane, twisted, electro-tribal house music”.
This brand new series on Tom’s ChumboMundo label – which has grown from strength to strength since it’s launch in February 2005 with dance publications all over the world giving it’s first two releases the accolade of ‘Tune of The Month’ – will house some of Tom’s favourite cuts of the moment, upfront Chumbo-esque belters, plus new and exclusive material from the man himself.
Tracks include the latest Superchumbo single ‘Dog’, the new Superchumbo remixes of Nitzer Ebb’s ‘Control I’m Here’ and Pet Shop Boy’s ‘Minimal’, plus Ralph Falcon & Charlie Solana’s ‘Control’, Kamisshake’s ‘High Voltage’ and unreleased tracks from DJ Pierre and West London Deep.
Tom Stephan explains, “On ‘Let’s Go Chumbo’ I’ve tried to recreate some of my favourite moments from my live sets and mix them with some brand new tracks and remixes and hopefully come up with something that’s 100% chumbo.”