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Chris van Dutch alias Patrick Scholl, who has been raised in germany by his dutch mother and german father, made his first steps into the music world back in late 2003 when he started as Promoter/A&R Support at Andorfine Records, which was the first label that discovered worlds famous dance act Cascada back in 2004.

At the same time he started teaming up with Rick Ellback aka Henrik Münchow to form the harddance act Commercial Club Crew, which had international success with cover versions of La Luna by Belinda Carlisle and La Isla Bonita by Madonna in 2007 and 2008. La Isla Bonita nearly made it into the german sales charts and was #1 at the Official Dance Charts by Media Control.

It sent him to dj bookings trough Europe playing on bookings in HUNGARY, DENMARK, AUSTRIA, ESTONIA, POLAND, FRANCE, IBIZA & more.

In 2009 he founded Tough Stuff! Music with his partner Henrik Münchow and they started to produce House Music aswell under the alter ego Tale & Dutch.

In 2018 Henrik left the company and Patrick took over the label management of Tough Stuff! Music completely on his own. Since then the company did have a massive growth and meanwhile is one of germanys hottest independent dance brands for commercial dance music from Deep House / EDM to Dance Pop & Dance. Curating one of the biggest german independent spotify label playlist networks together with his curators Thorsten S. and Jannis R., including combined 1.6 million+ total playlist followers. (Tough Stuff! Music / My.Charts.Music / Juicy Fresh Music)

Distributed by Sony Music's The Orchard and supported by R3HAB, LUCAS & STEVE, KSHMR, LOST FREQUENCIES, ALOK and many more.

Radio support at germanys biggest fm dance stations 1LIVE & BIGFM we are here to conquer the independent market.

Tough Stuff! Music is the home of succesful acts like CRYSTAL ROCK, FELIX SCHORN, Hr. Troels, KALUMA, TALE & DUTCH and many many more.

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