Joven Grech and Cyprian Cassar, the names behind Tenishia, are Malta’s best and most successful electronic dance music producers. Winners of ‘Best Newcomer Award 2005’ and ‘Best Live Performance 2005’; Tenishia took Malta’s clubbing scene by storm, playing in all the island’s major clubs and events, including ‘MTV Summerdance’ and have rocked thousands of clubbers with their cutting edge DJ sets and live shows!!
Tenishia’s story started in summer 2004 when Joven Grech and Cyprian Cassar joined forces for music production. Joven was already into DJing for a couple of years while Cyprian had a perfect ear for good melodies due to his classical music background of playing the piano and other musical instruments from a very young age.
They entered the Maltese club scene officially in March 2005, as ‘Tenishia’, with a Live PA that within a few weeks filled their diary with the best local events, including MTV Malta, around the Maltese islands. Following this, TV, radio stations, internet sites, magazines and newspapers featured their interviews and press which quickly gained a more popular name for Malta’s new artists. Loved by the crowd, the duo won the ‘2005 Best Newcomer Award’ just eight months after their debut and some months later ‘Malta’s Best Live Performance 2005’.
Tenishia’s big breakthrough in the international scene came after Armada records (Armin Van Buuren’s very own label) signed their hit single ‘Outsiders’ with Kirsty Hawkshaw; which was released in May 2007. Being supported by the likes of Paul Van Dyk, Tiesto, Paul Oakenfold, Pete Tong and Armin Van Buuren, ‘Outsiders’ made its way onto many compilations such as ‘Ministry of Sound’, ‘Gatecrasher’, ‘Cream’, ‘ASOT’ and Armin Van Buuren’s Year Mix 2006, along with being chosen as ‘one for the weekend’ on BBC Radio1! The feedback was impressive and their fan base grew all over the world!! Tenishia was now getting global attention!
With tunes signed to labels as Armind, Cold Harbour, Deepblue Records, Darey Products and Sola Recordings and an ever growing discography; Tenishia’s international profile has been gaining strong momentum. Tenishia have had well received guest mixes featured on world famous electronic dance radio shows like ‘Global DJ Broadcast’ and ‘Nocturnal’, warmed up for the World’s No.1 DJ Armin Van Buuren and played in the biggest gigs in Malta, Melbourne, Adelaide (Australia) New Zealand! Their next target is European destinations outside of Malta and with a journey that started from Amsterdam and Bratislava, Slovakia!