Tommy Trash debuts Ministry Of Sound’s
“Inspired” compilation series
(Ministry of Sound)
Release date: March 16, 2014
Debuting the first in a new series of full-length compilation mixes, Ministry of Sound’s ‘Inspired’ series begins with the sounds of Australia’s dance music artist Tommy Trash. Backed by some of the world’s finest EDM artists in Tiësto, David Guetta, and Swedish House Mafia, Trash had a very successful 2013 by performing on main stages at many international festivals including Tomorrowland, Coachella and Creamfields, as well as summer appearances at Departures in Ibiza.
Due to his high-profile remixing for Zedd, Empire Of The Sun, and Steve Aoki, a US Grammy nomination for his remix of Deadmau5’s ‘The Veldt’, and a Swedish Grammy nomination for his platinum selling ‘Reload’ featuring John Martin and Sebastian Ingrosso, Tommy Trash is the ideal choice to debut Ministry Of Sound’s ‘Inspired’ series.
The compilation series looks for artists to tell their own story in their own style, documenting those that have inspired their respective journeys, which gives each edition a personal feel that other, full-length compilations fail to deliver. “For me, it was all about the concept that Ministry of Sound came to me with. I really loved the idea of giving my fans an insight into what really influenced and inspired me”, Tommy explains.
Due for release on March 16th, his 29 ‘Inspired’ compilation is two CDs, with the first covering ‘Past Inspirations’ and the second ‘Present and Future inspirations’. “Most of the tracks on the first disc were from around 2001-2007, which was a real time of discovery for me … There were some producers that I had to include on there too – Stuart Price, Deadmau5, Eric Prydz and Booka Shade to name a few.”
Trash includes three exclusive tracks, including a bootleg of Cascade vs The End. “These two tracks were crucial for my career going to the next level. I still love playing them out and get big reactions from them but I really wanted to give people something new for this compilation, a twist on a classic as it were.” The full track-list will be announced in the weeks leading up to release. “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. I think it’s healthy for people’s understanding of what they’re listening to.”