Does Tommy Trash ever rest? The answer, it appears, is no. The lovable Australian has gone from strength to strength since his remarkable 2011 — a year in which he gave us buckets of excellent new music and received support from the biggest trio in the the game. When the Swedish House Mafia drop two of your tracks per set, you know you’re doing something right.
Tommy’s gone from electro up–and–comer to genuine box–office draw, and as the sub-genre experiences a resurgence here in North America, we expect his star will continue to shine. Carving out a niche in such a competitive space must be difficult, but the Trashman’s unique, crunchy sound is instantly recognizable without being tiring. Click past the break for the five tracks you need to know from his set at the LED Anniversary Party in San Diego.
Tommy Trash remixes Germany’s brightest young name to massive effect here — a snarling, crunching beast of a track that makes good people do bad things.
2. Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano – Pondo (Chuckie & Silvio Ecomo Mix)
Chuckie & Silvio’s remix of “Pondo” was the perfect dose of subtlety in a set that centered around shock value. “Pondo’s” delicate staccato notes are teasing, tantalizing, and tasty.
3. Chris Lake – Build Up (Tommy Trash Edit)
“Build Up’s” sensual vocals provide a nice counterpoint to Tommy Trash’s signature assault on your ears. It’s nice when one track can evoke both emotion and energy.
4. John Dahlback – One Last Ride (Tommy Trash Remix)
Fusing Dahlback’s progressive sensibilities with the Trashman’s trademark bombast was a masterstroke. This is the perfect blend of unsettling aggression and electro euphoria.
5. Tommy Trash – Sex, Drugs, Rock n Roll (Original Mix)
Two words: sensory overload.