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Tomcraft, born Thomas Brückner in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, is known for his powerful brand of electro-tinged trance. Brückner began DJ'ing as a teenager before being signed to Munich's Kosmo Records at the age of 17. His first singles, "Rollercoaster" and "This Is No House," were released in 1995 and, since then, his career as a DJ and producer has gone from strength to strength. He remained with Kosmo Records and released a string of successful singles including 1999's "Ezekiel 25:17," which featured extensive uses of Samuel L. Jackson's famous speech from the movie Pulp Fiction. Further single releases such as "The Mind," "The Circle," and "Powerplant" made waves in the clubs and the charts in the late '90s, and he also contributed "The Circle" and "Powerplant" as music to accompany the successful U.S. television series The X Files. Additionally, Brückner achieved success in the U.K.'s clubs with tracks including "Prozak," "Silence," and "Overdose." In 2003, Brückner enjoyed huge success on the European pop charts with "Loneliness." The single was produced with Eniac, Brückner's studio partner and a successful dance producer in his own right, and used lyrics that Brückner had found on an old soul record he had purchased in a charity shop. He re-recorded them, using his own female vocalist. Described by one critic as sounding "as if Daft Punk made trance," its melancholic vocals, buzzing synthetic bassline, and techno-tinged arrangement made a powerful club record. "Loneliness" had already achieved huge success in clubs across Europe before its commercial crossover. It had also been championed by numerous high-profile DJs such as Judge Jules and Pete Tong, with the former playing the track for 13 consecutive weeks on his national Radio 1 show and at midnight on New Year's Eve 2002. It was licensed to Ministry of Sound's trance imprint Data from Kosmo after a fierce bidding war and crossed over into the U.K. charts, while its success (and credibility) on a range of dancefloors remained unaffected. Brückner's debut, All I Got, which was released in 2001, featured a number of his successful singles. MUC (the title coming from the abbreviation for Munich that appears on airlines' baggage tags) followed in October 2003 on Data. Its electro-trance content drew comparisons with the Human League and even ELO, and once again it demonstrated Brückner's ear for effective dancefloor dynamics and his skill reproducing them in the studio. It featured two versions of "Loneliness." ~ TiVo Staff
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  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   First Attempt
  3.   Taco
  4.   Raise Your Voice
  5.   A Place Called Soul
  6.   Lick drop
  7.   Electronic Toy
  8.   I Will
  9.   Tell Mummy
  10.   We
  11.   Loneliness
  12.   Trouble In The Redlight District featuring Jerome Isma-Ae
  13.   Anybody
  14.   Look Around
  15.   Bavarian Storm
  16.   Rock 'n' Roller
  17.   Bonus Track: Sureshot
  18.   Cold As Chrome
  19.   Katowice
  20.   They Don't Know
  21.   Naked On Clouds
  22.   Car Thief
  23.   I Need Love
  24.   Zounds of Arca
  25.   Biscuit
  26.   Time for Livin
  27.   Iron Raver
  28.   U Got 2 Know
  29.   Pulsar
  30.   The Joke
  31.   Supersonic
  32.   25.17
  33.   Silence 2K13
  34.   Last Minute
  35.   Leave This Planet
  36.   Keep Your Eyes from the Sun
  37.   Killing Me
  38.   Like a Roller
  39.   Hot on My Heel
  40.   Loneliness 2K13
  41.   Overdose 2012
  42.   The Noyz
  43.   Get It Played
  44.   Written High
  45.   Room 414 (Can't Get Away)
  46.   Trouble in the Redlight District
  47.   Phosphor Nights
  48.   Café del Isar
  49.   Loneliness 2010
  50.   When I Was Sixteen
  51.   Let It Bleed
  52.   Storm
  53.   Bavaria
  54.   Boogie Nights (Like an Eagle)
  55.   Relax
  56.   Broadsword Calling Danny Boy
  57.   Sureshot
  58.   Bloated
  59.   Tight as We Are
  60.   Roots
  61.   Quelle Heure Est-Il
  62.   Da Disco
  63.   Loneliness
  64.   Schwabing 7. Phase
  65.   For the Queen
  66.   On Screen
  67.   Dirty Sanchez

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