Rob Tissera


The music stopped. We could now hear the barking police dogs and the helicopter circling outside. I plugged the headphones into the back of the mixer and used it as a makeshift microphone. I could see thousands of ravers packed into this warehouse. I raised the headphones up and tapped them to make sure they were working. Oi! Oi! Listen! Heads started turning towards me. I now had their full attention. Look, if you guys want the party to continue, were gonna have to fight the bastards! A roar of approval went up and the atmosphere started to get very dark.

A trip to the Hacienda in 1989 prompted Rob Tisseras move up north from Milton Keynes where he made his name as a DJ at the infamous Blackburn raves. In fact, Rob paid a high price as a well-known face of the illegal party scene when the police raided an infamous warehouse rave in West Yorkshire while Rob was behind the decks. But not even the dramatic events that unfolded following that crazy evening could stop the ever smiling Rob from pursuing his dreams.

The Smiler A DJs Life chronicles the life and career of the boundlessly energetic Rob Tissera, one of Britains best-known DJs, producers, musicians and promoters. Rob has played the biggest club nights and festivals on the planet and has put on some magical nights of his own as a successful promoter while also forging a career as a successful radio DJ on Kiss FM, Galaxy and even performed an Essential Selection on Radio 1.

Over the 35 years of his amazing career Robs work has encompassed old skool house, acid house, hardcore, hard house, funky house and trance, which he has played out at Ark, Sundissential, Funkissential, Kissdafunk, Gatecrasher, Cream, Tidy Weekenders and many many more. Rob has also released many records of his own under the names Quake, Circle City and Bobby Tee among others and has also mixed tracks for the likes of Faithless, BK, Armin van Buuren and many many more.

Its been one hell of a ride

The Smiler, A DJs Life includes contributions from Graeme Park (Hacienda), Amadeus Mozart (Tidy Boys), Evil Eddie Richards, Nick Halkes (formerly XL Recordings and Positiva) and Ian Bland (Dream Frequency and Dancing Divaz).


Rob Tissera Mixes

Rob Tissera Rob Tissera Clockwork @ Magazine 7:3:20
Rob Tissera Clockwork Orange @ Koko 23:6:18
Rob Tissera Rob Tissera Tidy Church Live Set
martyjhodge ROB TISSERA ARK CLASSICS 91- 95 Final Ever Master Download.

Rob Tissera

Rob Tissera has been on the scene since the early beginnings of house music in 1988.

Since then he's not only travelled the world as a international house and hard house DJ but he is one of the founding fathers of the club phenomenon Kissdafunk.

He has played at every major hard house gig on the planet including storm, hard house heaven, frantic, sundissential, polysexual, insomniacz and all of the tidy weekenders to name but a few.

Rob is also Creator of the seminal dance classic 'The Day Will Come' as his alter ego Quake with Ian Bland. The track along with many others has appeared on a huge amount of 'Best of' house music compilations and is currently riding high in the beatport, juno and trackitdown charts with a brand new mix from Carl Nicholson.

This mix has been championed by Armin Van Buuren on his ASOT radio show and it recently won the poll on his show for best new release. It was also single of the week on the Transmission radio show which is a huge worldwide show that specialises in trance.

Over the years Rob has received constant support by Galaxy, capital fm, Kiss, radio 1 and many internet radio stations. He has also performed on the radio 1 essential mix and been broadcast live from ibiza on the Radio One Dave Pearce Dance Anthems show.

Rob is a true musical chameleon. he has successfully played and produced literally anything from house, electro, old skool, trance through to hard house.

Rob has been lucky enough to play at every major festival and at the very best venues across Britain and the rest of the world. He will be made his 5th appearance at CREAMFIELDS in August.

He has toured Australia and New Zealand 11 times. He has also played all of Ibiza's finest venue over the past 25 years including Pacha, El Divino, Amnesia, Eden, Space, Sankeys, Es Paradis, Benemussa Zoo, Summum and Privilege.

He has also released tracks on many of the best hard dance labels including Tidy, Nukleuz , Y2K & Masif. 'He has had 7 top five releases in the Trackitdown chart in the past 12 months. Rob has had 5 number 1 singles in the Trackitdown charts over the past 3 years. Stay', 'freefalling', 'Burning' and 'the day will come' have been featured on the biggest hard dance compilations time and time again. He also produced 3 tracks for the legendary cult film 'human Traffic' in the late nineties under his alter ego Quake with Ian Bland.

Rob has also built up a fearsome reputation on the Old Skool circuit. He regularly plays the main stages of events such as Retro, Bowlers, Raindance, SOS Ibiza, Rejuve, Joy, Clockwork Orange, Fantazia, 90's fest, Reminiscence, Unity In The Sun and a host of other brands.

Even after more than 30 years in the business, Rob is still able to remain fresh & current due to his versatility and he loves every single minute of it!!!

Rob Tissera is one of dance music's most prolific stars. A top-selling producer and versatile dj whose technical brilliance and effervescent sets have seen him pack out parties across the globe.