London based duo Tough Love have rapidly risen through the ranks of the house scene over the last years
London based duo “Tough Love”, has rapidly risen through the ranks of the house scene over the last three years. Their distinct productions together with energetic and bass-heavy DJ sets have created a cult following of hard-core fans across the UK and beyond. The sound instantly recognizable in their production, can be described as bass-infused House with plenty of 90s R&B/Garage references and hard-hitting grooves. It’s this infectious sound that won them 'Best Single' at the Bass Music Awards and that caught the ear of reputable Jamaican born and London based Island Records, signing them up in late 2014.
Tough Love’s Alex & Stef have been praised for their remixing abilities and their penchant to make fun '90s inspired house records. Support quickly came in from the dance music tastemakers over at BBC Radio 1 - with the likes of Danny Howard and Annie Mac both labeling Tough Love as an act to look out for.
In 2015 Tough Love notched up 2 UK National Top 40 positions with “Pony” and “So Freakin’ Tight”. The latter has gone silver in the UK. They have also had underground success with “In The Name Of Love”, a collaboration with Roger “The S- Man” Sanchez. Named as Sankeys Ibiza new flagship night “The Redlight” weekly resident headliners, Tough Love not only showed their in demand skill set at the sellout nights but also compiled and mixed the official “Redlight” album on their own label Get Twisted, which hit the UK iTunes Album Top 40.
Get Twisted has gone from strength to strength since its birth, with hit after hit making waves on both the underground and radio landscape. Establishing a core set of artists that are focusing on the UK market & beyond. It’s easy to see why Sony Columbia have signed up Tough Love’s imprint, together they now look a serious force to be reckoned with.
As if the boys aren’t busy enough, they also find the time to host their hugely popular weekly radio show every Thursday at Midnight on one of the UK’s biggest radio stations Kiss FM (Beaur Media) & Kiss Fresh every Friday at 9pm.