Being in the game since 2006 with over 1.8 million Facebook likes, 400k+ followers on Twitter, and 201k+ on Soundcloud, Tommy Trash has produced over 50+ originals and remixes that we have been listening to on numerous tours and played by other DJs such as Laidback Luke, Afrojack, Swedish House Mafia, and many other big names. But although such recent tracks as on the recent Luv U Giv EP we truly love, let’s look back at some classic remixes that have really propelled Tommy’s career, and that will never get old. In no particular order, here goes.
The Aston Shuffle vs Tommy Trash – Sunrise (Won’t Get Lost) (Tommy Trash Version)
Off the bat with our first selected track, you can see that Tommy is a master when it comes to clanging synths that just work so well. The emotional build and thumping bass makes you feel like you’re on an expedition, or watching the hero at the end of a movie try to overcome it all, which works beautifully.
Deadmau5 feat Chris James – The Veldt (Tommy Trash Remix)
deadmau5 is not an easy guy to please, and his songs are never easy to remix. However, we were not surprised when the sassy Canadian picked only two people on The Veldt EP for their remixes. Tommy’s funky rework with twisted synths in a playful manner accompany his signature drum/bass beat that’s never-ending like a wine parring. The remix is a gentle beauty that hits hard that you will still hear deadmau5 play in his sets to this day.
Steve Aoki feat. Wynter Gordon – Ladi Dadi (Tommy Trash Remix)
One of the most recognizable tracks of 2012, this choice will come as no surprise. It was played continuously by Swedish House Mafia, Tiesto, Kaskade, and of course Tommy Trash himself. The remix is a blend of emotional strife and struggle that has us closing our eyes, fist pumping into the air while we jump up and down with tears pouring down our faces.
Swedish House Mafia vs Knife Party – Antidote (Tommy Trash Remix)
There is the original “Antidote”, Knife Party’s Dub, and then there is Tommy Trash’s remix which really stands out. Throwing in his signature “guitar synth” to really up the ante, Tommy preserves the song’s signature build, but embeds his mechanical beast that we know and love within, that never stops.
Caribou – Can’t Do Without You (Tommy Trash Remix)
The remix of “Can’t Do Without You” has a very different approach compared to the songs that we’ve outlined above, and that’s why we’ve selected it. Tommy elevates this track with hints of nu disco, but still uses his criss-crossing synths in a gentler manner that works great. Tommy goes go to say about his remix:
For those of you who don’t know Caribou, go check his music out immediately. He’s one of my favourite producers, consistently making beautiful, emotive and intricate music. For those of you who do know him I’m sure you’re loving his incredible new album Our Love as much as I am. So many great tracks on there but Can’t Do Without You has been totally stuck in my since first hearing it back in June last year. My mix is an ode to the original, taking it into a different space from the original. I wanted to keep the mix fairly gentle, including a lot of the really special original elements, particularly his vocal, while giving it my personal stamp. I hope people enjoy it as much as I did making it. Go check out Caribou’s album if you haven’t already.
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