Rob Tissera Profile
Rob Tissera and his honest devotion
to dance music has seen him achieve more than most in
a career that has jammed in radio shows for Kiss
100 and Galaxy , five Top
40 hits, gigs at every major club in Ibiza plus his trademark
grin and enthusiasm that has been seen at so many major
clubs and festivals across club land.
While some people are prepared to merely sit back and
let music be the soundtrack to their lives, others have
to get right inside it, and that fascination in mixing
and meddling with music has become the essence of Rob's
life. At 13 he was playing bass guitar, at 15 he was
in a band and at 16 he was on the point of being signed
to Polydor, but was soon turned on
to his disco destiny by the early M25 raves, where he
discovered what he had to offer the global dance floor.
A chance visit to Manchester also led to a night in
Hacienda - that was enough to persuade Rob to move North,
quickly finding his way to the early Blackburn raves.
Unlike the well-organised parties of the South, these 'acid-house'
parties were more earthy and rammed wall-to-wall with
energy. It was these experiences that steered Rob into
the realm of pirate radio and upwards into his eventual
career as a full professional DJ.
The clubbers at the likes of the original superclubs Cream,
Slinky, Ministry of Sound and Clockwork
Orange have all danced the night away to
Rob's unique sets, blending the deep hard and pumping
with trance that has earned him legendary status as
resident of Sundissential . Meanwhile,
the new guard of clubs keep banging on the doors of
Tissera Towers for regular appearances, including some
of the very best from the scene such as Frantic, Good
Greef and Garlands . His alter ego meanwhile pushes
the downright funky and sexy house that has led him
to co-promote the increasingly popular Funkissential .
The festival circuit embraces Rob with annual sets at
the likes of Creamfields, Godskitchen's Global Gathering and Homelands .
Though Rob's sound has been heard and appreciated far
beyond the shores of Britain with a catalogue of countries
including New Zealand, Canada, Czech Republic,
Singapore, USA and no less than eight Australian tours
Rob's DJ success led to his six-month stint on Kiss
100 before another 18 months presenting on Galaxy in
Manchester and Leeds , whilst coinciding with phenomenal
success as a producer. In 1997, his track ' Kick
up the Volume' on XL Recordings sailed
in to the UK Top 40 .
He followed that success teaming up with Ian Bland to
form ' Quake '. Their first single ' The
Day Will Come' again hit the Top 40 and they
followed up with the ' Mantra EP' ,
with all three tracks commissioned for the hit flick ' Human
Traffic' . In 2000, Quake's outstanding remix
of ' York - The Awakening' transformed
the tune in to the National Top 10
hit and remixes of ' Fridge - Angel' and ' Armin - Communication' both
sailed into the Top 20 . 2001 and Rob
took under a different guise as ' Native ',
his first release ' Feel the Drums' sailing
into the UK Top 40. Rob finally recorded under his own
name in 2002, with club stormer ' Burning' being
whipped up by popular dance label, Y2K .
Rob has moved and shaked throughout 2003. Funkissential has
already been acclaimed as one of the best new nights
in clubland to cause a stir this year and the summer
saw Rob signed up by Ibiza's most popular club promoters ' Garlands '
to perform as their weekly resident. This combined with
his compilation debut on Nukleuz with Ed
Real 'Hard House Anthems 4' and his latest track
with BK 'Zulu Nation' , has made 2003
one of Rob's favourite years. With Ibiza season over,
Rob re-launches Funkissential for the winter months and
concentrates on the new demands for him brought on by
his signing to the genre's very best roster of talent
at Nukleuz .
Will Patterson of Nukleuz commented, "Nukleuz
are thrilled to sign up Rob Tissera as the latest recruit
to their world beating roster of 21st Century Dance artists!
Rob's skills, drive and all round passion for dance music
have earned him legendary status and we believe strongly
that 2004 will see Rob smash his way into the big time
with a bang!"