Leading the charge of the Scandinavian trance revolution is Finland’s Miika Eloranta & Janne Mansnerus, better know respectively as Super8 & Tab. Up until 2005 Miika & Janne were busy pursuing their own individually successful recording careers.
The pair met through friends and ended up recording at the same studio complex. Talk soon turned to collaborations and in the blink of an eye the single ‘First Aid’ was born. The follow up, ‘Helsinki Scorchin’ came together even quicker and cemented what has now become a prolific partnership. In Tab’s own words: “creating music became double the fun as a partnership. We worked really well outside of the studio too, which was vital as we began traveling and DJing a lot together.”
Alongside the ever-present melodic bias of their music, Super8 & Tab fuse their productions with unique, edgy and against-trance-type sounds and vocals. This style has marked them out as forward-thinking originators and pushed them to the front of the about-to-break trance pack. The list of DJs who support their tracks reads like the veritable ‘who’s who’ of the turntable-spinning elite. Release in, release out, Tiësto, Armin van Buuren, PVD, Above & Beyond & Ferry Corsten regularly smash their tracks club-side and on their respective radio shows.
Already accomplished Deck practitioners in their own right, Super8 & Tab wasted no time in personally taking their music to the people. UK super-clubs like Ministry of Sound, Godskitchen, The Gallery, and PaSSion have all felt the force to their idiosyncratic Scando-trance sound. Internationally they have been the resident headliners on the acclaimed Anjunabeats Worldwide Tours and have spun in Romania, Holland, Russia & Germany. They also maintain a monthly residency at Hallmark, in their native Finland.