Leeds has long been a hotbed of musical creativity; the city has hosted the Leeds Music Festival every year since 1961 and has exported a number of internationally successful bands, among them Kaiser Chiefs, Chumbawumba, and The Spice Girls. Recently, Leeds' exploding dance and club scene has begun to take the music world by storm, with electronic acts like Hadouken! beginning to gain momentum through the support of a large local student fanbase. This is where T2 comes in.A Leeds native, T2 has been immersed in the local scene for as long as he can remember. He began mixing his own tracks while still in highschool, eventually putting some of them up for public scrutiny on his MySpace in 2004. He signed to local management team/record label NVA (Amaan Irees, Tazzy) soon after making his public debut. T2's production generally favors upbeat, bass-heavy tracks with female vocals in a style known as bassline, a genre derivative of the grime music scene. T2 landed his first hit in 2007, when his first single "Heartbroken" featuring Leeds-born singer Jodie Aysha took the UK music world by storm, peaking at #2 on the UK Top 40 just behind a single by superstar Leona Lewis. The video for "Heartbroken" - originally written by Aysha when she was just ten years old - became particularly popular with soccer fans due to the fact that a number of prominent players appear in the video, among them Micah Richards and Anton Ferdinand. T2 released a remixed version of "Heartbroken" later that year as the entrance music for British boxer Ricky Hatton's highly publicized fight against American welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.. Riding on the success of Heartbroken T2 has produced a number of other singles, among them "Gonna Be Mine" featuring Addictive and "Butterflies". Still content with the overnight success of "Heartbroken", T2 has been lying low and working on a number of high profile projects with artists like Madonna and Natasha Bedingfield. Keep on the lookout for more hot tracks by T2 in the future.
There are several artists named T2. 1) (T.2.) is a 1970s British progressive rock band, best known for their 1970 album It'll All Work Out In Boomland. They were a spin-off from the band Please. 2) A bassline producer from Leeds, charting in summer 2007 with Heartbroken featuring Jodie Aysha. 3) A female pop music duo from Indonesia consisting of T2 (Tika Tiwi AFI), the group has released their debut album titled "OK!" in the middle of 2007 which contains their first single hit Ok!.
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