It would be hard to find a DJ who embodies the ancient roman wisdom of “Carpe Diem” more than Tommy Trash. In fact, when considering the enormous year he had in 2013, he didn’t just seize one day, he seized all 365, hard. With festival appearances at Tomorrowland, Coachella, Creamfields, and Stereosonic last year, this goldi-locked electro-house harbinger has some serious work to do if he’s to one-up himself. But he has the spotlight right now, and we’re anxiously awaiting his next moves. The good news is, we won’t have to wait too long.
Ministry of Sound has chosen Tommy Trash to arrange the first edition of their “Inspired” album series, which “looks for artists to tell their own stories through their records.” Tommy has a story to tell, and he will be sharing the records that facilitated his rise to the top–from past inspirations to next level collaborations–in a 2 disc, 29 track mix. Many of the tracks will dig deep into his early days of discovery and will focus on pivotal songs from the years 2001-2007. “It’s really good to take a step back and look at what music informed the tracks myself and probably quite a lot of my peers make today,” Trash says. “I think it’s healthy for people’s understanding of what they’re listening to.”
One of Tommy Trash’s strength’s, perhaps his most notable one, is his understanding of music-as-art. He’s never been afraid to re-vist the classics and share those memories with seething crowds. It’s what makes him dynamic. If a DJ’s endurance and staying power were predicated on his or her influences and musical inspirations, Tommy Trash would be immortal.