What better way to celebrate the release of the Inspired compilation, the first in a new series of releases by Ministry Of Sound, than with a Trashed Facebook Q&A takeover? This Thursday, March 20th, at 9am PST/12pm EST/4pm GMT, Tommy Trash himself will be available for one-on-one sessions online to answer all of your questions and discuss his favorite tracks from Inspired.
Last month we announced Ministry Of Sound's latest 'Inspired' series featuring Tommy Trash as their first installment, set to be released on March 16th. Now, Tommy Trash presents an interactive way to connect with his fans and music lovers everywhere.
He's announced an exclusive 'Inspired' competition in lieu of his upcoming compilation album. Tommy Trash is giving fans a chance to submit their own playlist of songs that inspire them personally. You can enter here to submit your own Top 5 playlist to be eligible to win the following prizes:
- Your 'Inspired' playlist, mixed by Tommy Trash
- Hear the mixed playlist air on Trashed Radio
- A copy of 'Inspired' by Tommy Trash CD, signed by Tommy Trash
- 2 tickets to a Tommy Trash show of your choice
- A pair of Sennheiser MOMENTUM On-Ear headphones
If you have ever considered your own playlist to be impressive, here's a chance to make it count by none other than Tommy Trash.
In lieu of this series, Trash will also include three fresh and exclusive tracks, including a bootleg of Cascade vs. The End. This new full-length album is hotly anticipated as Trash's signature style and sounds composes of high-energy dance floor tracks. This guy has a US Grammy nomination for his remix of Deadmau5's 'The Veldt' and a Swedish Grammy nomination for his platinum selling collab with Sebastian Ingrosso for 'Reload,' Tommy Trash is on fire with his successful career.
Expect this full-length compilation series to give fans a more personal look at Trash's life as an artist and the sounds that have influenced his career today. Tommy Trash notes,
"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."
EDM entertainment group Ministry of Sound is suing Spotify for copyright infringement, claiming that the music streaming service is replicating its playlists. Ministry of Sound has been a huge force in the dance community for its compilations since the 1990s, while Spotify was valued at over 3 billion dollars last year in its attempt to change the way the world listens to music.
Ministry of Sound recently released the highly anticipated Trance Nation album, mixed by the father of trance himself, Lange. Between this and the release of his third artist album at the end of this year, the DJ and producer is staying very busy. Lange took some time to fill us in on the mixing of Trance Nation and the exciting year ahead.
What was your reaction when first presented with the opportunity to mix Trance Nation for Ministry of Sound?
In a little over 12 months, Danny Avila has established himself as one of the biggest contenders in dance music’s prolific pool of next generation talent. The 18-year-old has releases on Big Beat and Interscope and can now add Ministry Of Sound to that list. Just released on April 7th, Ministry Of Sound Presents: Danny Avila Live, a 24-track compilation that features the biggest hits currently blaring through Avila’s sets.
“For me, (this mix) is really, really special,” said Avila, currently on tour in the States. “Ministry of Sound is one of the biggest brands in dance music history and I’ve always loved it. Not only because of the label, but also the club and all the people involved with it. It’s such an honor for me that Ministry asked me to do this compilation.”
With the recent explosion of electronic dance music in 2011, it's only proper that "our" generation be called "the beat generation" or better...Generation Wild. Why not, right? And with that in mind, prepare yourself because the Generation Wild Tour 2013 is coming our way. Kicking off January 31st, four extremely talented young DJs and producers will come together to bring music to the masses. Deniz Koyu, Danny Avila, dBerrie and Mikael Weermets will be joining forces as they bring their influences from all over the world together as one.