raised in the cornfields of Indiana and brought up on
quality Midwest house & techno (Richie Hawtin, Jeff
Mills, Derrick Carter, D-Wynn) Troy became a bit jaded
by ten years in New York where the struggling minimal
techno scene consisted of a handful of die-hard fanatics
going against the commercial sound of a city that has
seen itís day musically.
After relocating to Berlin in January 04 to focus more
on dj/production, things quickly began to change. Within
months the first live performance as Slacknoise under
Richie Hawtin's Minus label took place at the Magnet Club
in Berlin (with Dinky and Pan Tone). Other notable live
performaces followed in Montreal (Mutek with Magda, Jeff
Samuel, Mathew Herbert) and New York (Minimize to Maximize
with Magda, Mathew Jonson and Richie Hawtin)
In addtion to performing live, Troy is quickly establishing
himself as a much sought after dj, often playing alongside
label mates Richie Hawtin, Mathew Dear, Mathew Jonson,
Magda, and others like Zip, Sammy D, and Ricardo Villalobos.
Dj-ing in Detroit, New York, London (egg, the end), Zurich,
Vienna, and of course Berlin.
As one of the first users of Final Scratch, Troy has always
looked outside of the norm to embrace and integrate technology
into his sets. A project is currently in the works with
labelmate Magda to incorporate multiple laptops and other
devices to achieve a set up that comes closer to a live
performance than a traditional dj set.