Toes in the Sand
The label known for keeping true to the roots of the progressive sound expands its deep vibes to the world of Proton Radio. Featuring exclusive mixes from label artists and top local DJs from Cleveland, Ohio (the home of Toes), this show promises to bring you music that stirs your heart and soul, not 8-bit Nintendo video-game soundtracks. Hosted by your loyal servant and Toes in the Sand co-founder Deviant.
As the name implies, the music of Toes in the Sand Recordings is evocative of perfect moments that make you say, "Aaah." You know how good it feels when you're on the beach, running your feet through the sand, taking in a warm sea breeze. Toes in the Sand has captured through its releases those feelings of joy and contemplation. Specializing in progressive house and progressive breaks, our releases place an emphasis on musicality, arrangement, and composition. Our artists and remixers include Steve Porter, Andrew K, Naveen G, Siberian Son, Alican & Soner, Brahma, Michael Lanning, Drew Nichols, Kingkade, and many more of the world's rising talents. Keep it deep!
In 2004, Deviant and Amy Dana founded Toes in the Sand Recordings, which has grown into one of the world's most respected progressive labels.
As a DJ, Deviant's late-night sound has been the perfect finish during closing sets for Sean Cusick, Steve Porter, Hybrid, John Howard, Jerry Bonham, Mazi, Randall Jones, Habersham, and Thomas Penton, helping him twice earn the Cleveland Music Award for Best DJ. He has also proven his ability to warm up the dance floor, opening for Sandra Collins, BT, Max Graham, Jondi
As a producer, Lars has released material on labels such as Lost Language, Red Flag Collective, Baroque, Looq, Toes in the Sand, and Presslab Records.
Matthew Adams was born in 1984 in Bielefeld, Germany. Since the age of 13, Matthew developed a huge interest in all kinds of arts, particulary in music and graphics. He soon took 3 years of guitar lessons while acquiring the basics of music at the same time. Just a year later, at an age of just 14 years Matthew started buying his first pieces of DJ equipment. But since his abitions in composing music kept growing on him, it was only a matter of time until he started investing in studio equipment.