TrommelTobi’s passion for music and especially drums started at the age of 5. Tobi would hit all kinds of kitchen tools with pencils to create his own rhythms and sounds. Eventually he replaced his pencils and kitchen utensils for a drum kit, and as time passed by he started incorporating other instruments and the computer as well. In 2009 TrommelTobi joined Berlin based hip hop collective ”Long Lost Relative”, which later became a label too. Since then he has worked as a drummer – both live and studio – with several artists and bands including Yarah Bravo, Amewu, Herr von Grau, Chefket, Mic Donet, Illa J, Frank Nitt just to name a few.
In March 2014 TrommelTobi released his debut album “Le Gruyère” as a producer/beatmaker on Long Lost Relative. The 10-track-album which was released on vinyl, cd and digital is a fine selection of his mainly smooth and melancholic instrumentals and includes features from artists like Yarah Bravo, Dana Shanti, Chrisfader, Amewu and Dj Werd.