Sum-1 is the artist name of Tobias Peterson. He combines and mixes electronic soundscapes with analog instruments such as guitar and bass for ambient, glitch, minimal techno with an edge.
Together with GeoSuPhat and Der Basser they are the powerful triad of The Togeo Projects, a collaboration of genres and generations, electronic motivation and analog inspiration cumulating in pure raw grit. Rock meets Electro house and ambient glitch.
Tobias was born in 1979 in Germany where his father was serving in the military and met and married his mother. He first had a guitar in his hands at 4 years of age and was programming with his father on commodore 64s and amigas by the time he was eight. He moved around with his parents from Gemany to Michigan, Colorado and ended up back in Germany in 1989 at the age of ten.
Growing up listening to the classic rock music of his parents and moving on to alternative rock in the 90s. GnR, Nirvana to the Beasty Boys and FatBoy Slim. He has a deep appreciation of all musical genres and uses his computer and musical skills to inovate new genre combinations of electronic music drawing on his past influences of rock as well.
He speaks both German and English fluently and has been working ss a free lance web designer and graphic artist that has been involved with the design of numerous websites and graphic productions.
He is always looking for new ways to utilize computer based digital electronic instruments into his unique style of music.