(born June 5
in Istanbul, Turkey
) began his career as a rock singer
, then left the spotlight to become a behind-the-scenes independent record producer
. Tolga produced and promoted several multi-platinum
artists through his record labels Futura and Summit Entertainment, and contributed significantly to the sales of over 50 million records. He won the BMI
Song of the Year Award for Sending All My Love
and was nominated for the Songwriters Hall of Fame
. Tolga Katas is considered one of the founding fathers of Freestyle music
, and was one of the pioneering producers to successfully work with digital music production technology. Katas produced the 90's boy band sensation Linear, Stevie B
, MTS, and more. With the onset of MTV
, music soon led Katas into the world of media and network development. Katas began producing music videos and other shows in the early 80's. He continued producing TV shows and special effects throughout the years including most recently producing cutting edge video content for DVD distribution, IPTV, ipods and mobile devices. He is a self-taught software programmer who has been programming in C and many other languages for numerous years. He was the founder of Longerliving.com and Dayinvestor.com. Tolga Katas is currently the founder and director of en2go International,Inc. Steve Wozniak
, one of the founders of Apple, Inc.
is on the Board of Directors
of the company and the legendary John Draper
is the CTO.
2. Partial List of Productions
3. Wired Article
4. WSJ Article
Artists and Songs produced by Tolga
- Stevie B "Spring Love", "Party Your Body"
- Stevie B "Dream about you", "Funky Melody"
- Linear - "Sending All My Love"
- Linear - "Don't you come crying"
- Charles Christopher - "Think about it"
- Alta Dustin - "Looking for love"
- Angelina - "Old School"
- M-forcers - "Get it boy"
- Gigolo Tony - "it's the gigolo"
- E.J. - "Hold you"
- G.T. - "I need you"
- Daize - "You took my heart"
- Ray Guell - "just another lover"
- Tony Marino - "I want the love"
- Sincere Emotion - "Trust in me"
- Ron - "Give your love to me"
- Stevie B - "Dreaming of Love"
- Tolga - "leave it all behind"
- Tolga - "Lovin' fool"
- MTS - "I'll be allright"
- T. Paris - "Oh Chica"
- Secret Oktober (Benny) - "You're my only lover"
- Holy Cole - "Don't tell me you love me"
- Nez - "You could be my lover"
- Kandice Melonakos - "I'm Alive"