From the mad genius of one Icelandic security expert and a former American politician comes a musical group dedicated to the debaucherous worship of all the good things that can happen in a dark crowded room with good lighting. With music influences from across the dance music spectrum and serious dedication to all things not serious, Thugfucker brings the party to the party. And to the afterparty. And the after-after party. And the... well, you get the idea.
Former international aid worker teams up with Icelandic security specialist and former top model to create an international DJ supergroup. Certainly not what you'd expect from a group called Thugfucker - but then Greg Oreck and Holmar Filipsson often do tend to defy expectations.
One a New Yorker transplanted to Europe, the other an Icelander transplanted to New York. Both from a strong musical background with an almost obsessive dedication to the art of wild party instigation.
Growing up on an Icelandic commune full of some of the country's finest political thinkers, Holmar eschewed his past and all the heady philosophy of his childhood to move to New York and search out more physical and visceral methods of bringing happiness to the masses.
Unbeknownst to each other, Holmar and Greg then propelled themselves along similar paths, throwing parties, honing their musical & studio skills and searching out inspiration from a wide variety of musical sources.
When Thugfucker's single, "Disco Gnome" was released in 2011 it marked the beginning of the highly respected Life and Death records and very quickly, lots of little gnomes were found in the boxes of some of the best DJs worldwide. It received widespread play in all kinds of clubs around the world from DJs as varied as Seth Troxler & the Visionquest crew, Jamie Jones, Guy Gerber, Loco Dice, Sasha, Pete Tong and many many more. It remains to this day a favorite of clubbers worldwide.
In addition to music and parties, Greg is also a co-founder of Life and Death alongside partners Manfredi Romano (DJ Tennis) and Matteo Milleri (from Tale of Us).
Holmar has also just founded a new label called YAH! with co-conspirators James Healy and Pete Sung.
Thugfucker are currently preparing their next EP for Life and Death due out in the not too distant future.
IIFACES are two emergent Dj’s, regulars throughout out the Parisian and Ibizan club scene. Working as producers, their first EP was released in 2016 and immediately played by the infamous BlackCoffee and other international artists on Burning Man’s playa.
His sound is rooted in the intersection of world music, natural instrumentation and electronica. In his live sets, intellectual electronic music meets the eclectic selections of a child who was a product of America's 1980's and 90's culture of convergence where a wide range of influences can be felt through the thoughtful catalogue of re-works and edits of nostalgic tracks that somehow feel brand new.
Brett now lives in Eden, Utah, population 800, in the great American west where he is building a small town atop Powder Mountain that supports entrepreneurial and artistic achievement through the community he founded called Summit.