Tom Trago sees music as a physical need, like water or food, he couldn’t imagine life without it. Aged 15 he decided to dedicate the rest of his life to making, finding, playing and sharing music. When he wasn’t DJing in coffee shops, he was making music. His early productions consisted of unique blends of soul, experimental hip hop and jazz which caught the eye of local label heads.
Through Amsterdam’s club scene in the 90s and record stores such as Rush Hour, he discovered house and techno. Tom was then able to fuse together his early influences with this then-modern sound to create something distinctive and fresh.
His debut single, ‘Live with the BBQ’, came in 2006 via Rush Hour records and it perfectly epitomises what Tom’s sound is all about; intricate, feel-good synths, a grooving bass and classic house drums – a winning formula.
Following his set at Flux’s Halloween party, Tom Trago tells us about five tracks he thinks we ought to know.