Larry Tee: Larry Tee is an American, Berlin-based DJ, music producer turned fashion designer who coined the musical genre term “electroclash” and helped launch the careers of artists such as RuPaul and the Scissor Sisters. He has written songs for and collaborated with Steve Aoki, Afrojack, Shontelle, Princess Superstar, Santigold, RuPaul, and Andy Bell from Erasure.
In January 2014 with the support of Sex in The City Stylist Patricia Field he launched his clothing line TZUJI at London Fashion Week. TZUJI has since been worn by popular stars like Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show, Rihanna, Missy Elliott, Sean Kingston, Kid Ink and sold in top stores like The Dover Street Market in New York and VFILES as well as in Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Hong Kong, Singapore and more.
Tee was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. In the early 1980s while living in Atlanta, Georgia, he became a part of the music scene with personalities such as, RuPaul and Michael Stipe (REM). In 1986, Tee, along with RuPaul, Lady Bunny, and Lahoma Van Zandt, moved to New York and quickly became involved with the Club Kids scene with his epic party, Love Machine. He was resident DJ at NY famous clubs such as, The Limelight and known for his DISCO 2000 parties made famous in the movie Party Monster. In addition, he DJ’d at The Roxy, The Palladium and Twilo. In 1992, Tee co-wrote the RuPaul's top 40-hit “Supermodel (you better work)".
In the early 2000s, while spinning at the Berliniamsburg party at the club Luxx, Tee created and trademarked the term “electroclash". He coordinated and managed the 2001 Electroclash Festival, which featured Scissor Sisters, Fischerspooner, 2 Many Djs, Felix Da Housecat, James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem and Peaches. Tee went on to work with a series of non-traditional artists like reality TV star Jeffrey Star, Amanda LePore, Drag Race stars Sharon Needles and Aquaria, and celebrity blogger Perez Hilton. He has remixed artists such as, Sia, Iggy Azalea, REM, Lady Gaga, Roisin Murphy, Kele of Bloc Party, and Cher.
In 2011, Tee moved to Shoreditch, London where he ran a weekly party in east London called Super Electric Party Machine at East Bloc featuring artists such as, Charli XCX, Years and Years, Brooke Candy, Conchita Wurst, and MNEK.In June 2015, Larry Tee moved to Berlin, Germany to develop his fashion brand TZUJI and to pursue a career in TV. After developing four successful seasons in November of 2018 Tee officially founded TZUJI GMBH.