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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.   On Screen
  3.   Tight as We Are
  4.   Dirty Sanchez
  5.   Trouble in the Redlight District
  6.   Like a Roller
  7.   Bavaria
  8.   Zounds of Arca
  9.   Killing Me
  10.   Loneliness
  11.   Anybody
  12.   Bavarian Storm
  13.   Rock 'n' Roller
  14.   Bonus Track: Sureshot
  15.   Cold As Chrome
  16.   Katowice
  17.   They Don't Know
  18.   Naked On Clouds
  19.   Car Thief
  20.   I Need Love
  21.   Taco
  22.   Biscuit
  23.   Time for Livin
  24.   Iron Raver
  25.   U Got 2 Know
  26.   Raise Your Voice
  27.   Pulsar
  28.   The Joke
  29.   Supersonic
  30.   25.17
  31.   Silence 2K13
  32.   Leave This Planet
  33.   Keep Your Eyes from the Sun
  34.   Hot on My Heel
  35.   Loneliness 2K13
  36.   Overdose 2012
  37.   The Noyz
  38.   Get It Played
  39.   Tell Mummy
  40.   Written High
  41.   A Place Called Soul
  42.   Room 414 (Can't Get Away)
  43.   Phosphor Nights
  44.   For the Queen
  45.   Café del Isar
  46.   Loneliness 2010
  47.   When I Was Sixteen
  48.   Let It Bleed
  49.   Storm
  50.   Boogie Nights (Like an Eagle)
  51.   Relax
  52.   Broadsword Calling Danny Boy
  53.   Sureshot
  54.   We
  55.   First Attempt
  56.   Bloated
  57.   Electronic Toy
  58.   Roots
  59.   Da Disco
  60.   Loneliness
  61.   Schwabing 7. Phase
  62.   I Will
  63.   Last Minute
  64.   Quelle Heure Est-Il
  65.   Lick drop
  66.   Look Around

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